Francis Nimal

One of the greatest fans of the Antikythera Mechanism. Francis Nimal is a French retired engineer, sceptic since he read an article about the "Machine d' Anticythère" in "Science et Vie" (1959). Since then, he is convinced that the Antikythera Mechanism is a fake, not an ancient device, but build around the 17th century. His persistence and the answers to some of his useful questioning allow researchers to firmly establish the fact that the Mechanism is a genuine Hellenistic device.

Antikythera activity
Start Year: 
1959
Occupation: 
Engineer
Involvement: 
Article and/or book author
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