The Solar boat 43.6 m (143 ft) long and 5.9 m (19.5 ft) wide with an estimated displacement of more than 45 tons.
Hundreds of pieces of shaped wood comprise the hull, which was held together with rope.
After combing a multitude of sources, my current understanding for Atlantis, would be, of a seafaring civilization more than likely a global civilization that existed before the last ice age.
Plato's story about Atlantis seems to be based around allegory and possibly contains musical references within the exact dimensions that Plato specified.
Technological artifacts of similar complexity did not reappear until well over a thousand years later.
The mechanism is the oldest known complex scientific calculator.
Please find below the list of my top ten reasons (in reverse order) that the history of human civilization is indeed different to that which we have all been taught, AND why Plato's date of c9600BCE for Atlantis maybe not quite as incredible as we have been led to believe!
The Antikythera mechanism, is thought to be an ancient mechanical calculator (also described as the first known mechanical computer designed to calculate astronomical positions.You can also find out about the latest tours, interviews and conferences dedicated to alternative history here uk tour, conference and interview news I will present on this site evidence for a long forgotten history of our planet.Our planet is literally covered in unanswered questions about the past.The Santa Maria, was the biggest of the three ships used by Christopher Columbus on his maiden voyage across the Atlantic in 1492. However the Egyptians had full knowledge of the use of sails in fact they are credited with inventing them around 3300BCE!He also had the Nina and Pinta with him on the journey. The Egyptians built ships capable of carrying blocks of stone weighing hundreds of tons so they must have developed an understanding of displacement, stability and hull architecture as they used the same ships many times.Click here for a clip about a re-construction of the Antikythera mechanism Professor Michael Edmunds of Cardiff University who led the most recent study of the mechanism said:"This device is just extraordinary, the only thing of its kind.