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Antikythera

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Antikythira is an infertile island of great strategic importance in the passageway between Kythira and Crete.

The outstanding bronze statue of the Youth of Antikythira was found at an ancient shipwreck off the island. The shipwreck has been dated between 340 and 330 BCE and the bronze statue is on display at the National Archeological Museum of Athens. Also found was the remarkable machine of Antikythira. It is the oldest known complex mechanism for determining the movements of celestial bodies and is the first known analog computer. The characteristics of its construction indicate that it was built sometime between 300 and 10 BC.

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a little boy smiling happily at the camera and holding a wood bucket with vegetables from at Perivolaki farm

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