The intriguing old technology is now thought to have initially begun operating on December 22, 178 BC.
This gadget is considered by scientists to be one of the most significant archaeological finds in history. This bizarre 2000-year-old device is thought to be a primitive astronomical computer.
The origins of the gadget, which is loaded with a bewildering assortment of bronze gears, are unknown – particularly considering the historical period in which it was made.
The mechanism was discovered amid a variety of other items, including money, jewelry, ceramics, and statue parts, on a shipwreck.
The gadget has been the subject of significant research and discussion since its discovery, with archaeologists attempting to piece together its function and provenance.
According to a recent research, the gadget was turned on for the first time on December 22, 178 BCE.
The researchers hypothesized that a solar eclipse, followed by the winter solstice the following day—both astronomically important occurrences at the time—would be a perfect opportunity to activate the mechanism.
While this finding is noteworthy, some scientists question if the date is correct. If a certain start date was right, for example, other seasons and dates presented on the gadget would be incorrect.