Three facets of the Antikythera Mechanism's physical model in the box and a view of the model without the box.
Το φυσικό μοντέλο του Μηχανισμού των Αντικυθήρων εντός του ξύλινου κουτιού του αλλά και χωρίς αυτό.


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Φυσικό μοντέλο του Μηχανισμού των Αντικυθήρων (κλίμακα 1:1)


The replica is fully functional and the purpose of its construction is the ascertainment of the accuracy of the astronomical predictions of the original Mechanism.
The model has the same dimensions as the ancient Mechanism and these dimensions occurred after the careful examination of the CT scans of the Antikythera Mechanism.
For this reason, the zodiac signs attested on the front side of the Mechanism was replaced by the present picture of the sky. This happened due to the fact that, after two thousand years from the construction of the Mechanism and the Earth's precession, the zodiac signs' dates have been displaced one degree every seventy two years compared to the ancient times.
It is also constructed from the same material and assembled in the same way as the original.
Every new model constructed by the team includes the most recent information resulted from the continuing research.
For monitoring reasons, the indication panels have been manufactured by transparent materials in order its internal side to be visible.
It was constructed in 2019 and constitutes the most recent model constructed by the academic team of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki investigating the Antikythera Mechanism.


Kyriakos Efstathiou's Personal Archive
Προσωπικό αρχείο Κυριάκου Ευσταθίου


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Library of Cyprus University of Technology

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Item Identification:

AKM_Model_1to1_V4_front_side, AKM_Model_1to1_V4_back_side, AKM_Model_1to1_V4_left_hand_side, AKM_Model_1to1_V4_withoutbox




Kyriakos Efstathiou, Marianna Efstathiou, and Alexandros Basiakoulis, “Physical, accurate and operational model of the Antikythera Mechanism (scale 1:1),” Αψίδα, accessed May 25, 2020,