Antikythera Mechanism Ceramic Mug
A diagram of the oldest known computer which was found in a shipwreck by sponge divers in 1901, printed on one of our ceramic mugs. The Ancient Greeks used the Antikythera mechanism to predict astronomical positions and eclipses using an intricate system of gears. It also tracked a four-year cycle of athletic games not dissimilar to the ancient Olympic Games. Historians believe the mechanism dates back to 150-100 BC, and once it was lost to the sea clockwork technology of that complexity did not appear again until the fourteenth century, when mechanical astronomical clocks were created.