Archive for October 24th, 2015

That clock thing again…

Not strictly a clock: model of the Antikythera Mechanism

Not strictly a clock: model of the Antikythera Mechanism

William Hill isn’t accepting bets on our once again confusing the change in Greek Daylight Saving Time at 4am tomorrow morning, Sunday October 25, when clocks here, as elsewhere in Europe, will go back by one hour to 3am. As ever, it will produce lighter mornings but darker evenings.

At least, we think it will.

Our thanks to Wiki Commons contributor Mogi Vicentini for permission to use the image of a working model of the marvellous early (205 BCE) Greek laptop the Antikythera Mechanism, which now has its own gallery at the Archaeological Museum in Athens.

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Hydra’s turn

from  iEfemerida

from iEfemerida

The photo is from the Saronic Gulf island of Hydra. This image may be reminiscent of Skopelos one month ago. The difference is that there are no cars washed away as Hydra doesn’t allow them on the island. The story at iEfemerida newspaper.

if that google translate link doesn’t work go to http://www.iefimerida.gr

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