The Antithykera Box is an ancient mechanical device that was originally found by sponge divers in 1901 in ship wreckage off the coast of Antithykera, which is a tiny island that sits north of Crete.
The astronomical "computer" was thought to be built by the Greeks anywhere from 80 to 140 B.C. and since its discovery, its true purpose has gone relatively unknown to scientists - that is, until NOW.
Modern day high-resolution imaging and X-ray technology have allowed scientists to peer into the inner workings of the bronze machine. It has been discovered that the dials include the names of all 12 months of an ancient calendar. It further revealed that the month names are of a Corinthian origin which implies a possible connection to Archimedes, a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer.
Archimedes was credited with designing a multitude of forward thinking machines, some of which were claimed to be capable of lifting ships out of the water and setting fire to them using a system of mirrors.
So what does all this mean? That truth is sometimes stranger than fiction - and that we, modern man, may possibly underestimate our ancestors and their knowledge time and time again.
Take a look at the Baghdad Battery. It could have possibly lit the interiors of the great pyramids of Egypt.
Additional proof that modern man should not be so dismissive of the knowledge of our ancient ancestors - spiritual or otherwise.