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The ancient Greeks used the calculator

November 30 2006

Scientists from Britain, Greece and the U.S. came to the conclusion that the ancient Greeks used a calculator that can be compared to modern computers.

It is a mechanism that was found more than 100 years ago. Previously, experts believed that it was used to calculate the orbits of celestial bodies.

Details of the device is now studied by X-ray. Ancient calculator - it nearly two thousand years - easily copes with the problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. NTV reports

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