Historical Background and General Observations

TitleHistorical Background and General Observations
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsJones, Alexander R.
Journal TitleAlmagest
Volume7
Issue1
Pages36-67
Start Page36
Journal Date05/2016
Abstract

This paper presents a detailed account of the history of the fragments of the Antikythera Mechanism preserved in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens, with particular attention to previous transcriptions and paleographical appraisals of the inscriptions in the fragments. The paper concludes with general observations about the technique and palaeography of the inscriptions.

This article is part of a a special issue on the Antikythera Mechanism Inscriptions