World’s Oldest Analog Computer To Be Rebuilt

Mechanical engineering students continuing their education at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece will digitally rebuild the world’s oldest analog computer, the Antikythera Assembly, on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform with the support of Dassault Systèmes.


The Antikythera apparatus is an extremely important device in the fields of science and technology. Developed in the 2nd century BC, Antikythera was found in 1900 off the island of Antikythera in a highly weathered condition. The construction, operation and use of the apparatus remained a mystery until recent research.

Research revealed that Antikythera could accurately calculate astronomical events such as the position of the sun, the phases of the moon, solar and lunar eclipses, and the paths of the planets with great accuracy. Students will create a digital twin of this amazing mechanism with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

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