This magnificent instrument back in the acient days. It was used in Classical Antiquity, through the Islamic Golden Age, the European Middle Ages and Renaissance for all these purposes, so you can say it was pretty popular. So this was the first computer, but what about the first calculators.

Vintage & Astrolabe – Ancient instrument for locating and predicting the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars. The earliest astrolabe was created 150 B. Was an indispensable tool of astronomers, navigators and astrologers. on imgfave

Silver-inlaid brass planispheric astrolabe Spain, probably Toledo, 14th century. Engraved copper alloy inlaid with silver. Source: Aga Khan Museum

Silver-inlaid brass planispheric astrolabe Spain, probably Toledo, century. Engraved copper alloy inlaid with silver.

Palladium (classical antiquity) - Ajax the Lesser drags Cassandra from the Palladium. Detail from a Roman fresco in the atrium of the Casa del Menandro (I 10, 4) in Pompeii.

*POMPEII, ITALY ~ lionofchaeronea: During the sack of Troy, Ajax son of Oileus (aka Ajax the Lesser) seizes Cassandra, who clings to a cult statue of Athena for protection. Fresco from the House of Menander, Pompeii.

The star charts of Reiner Ottens (1698-1750) were intended first and foremost as a feast for the eye and had no pretensions to scientific precision or the presentation of the most recent cartographic information. The constellations on this chart are elaborately represented by figures from classical antiquity. In the corners of the chart are illustrations of four European observatories, including that of the noted sixteenth-century astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601). This atlas is a…

Ordering the Heavens: A Visual History of Mapping the Universe

Atlas maior cum generales omnium totius orbis regnorum, Reiner Ottens, Amsterdam, the constellations are represented by figures from Classical antiquity. (Ordering the Heavens: A Visual History of Mapping the Universe

$225 Classic Antique c1880 Indigo Blue & White Shirting OHIO Star QUILT 70x69" www.Vintageblessings.com

Classic Antique c1880 Indigo Blue & White Shirting OHIO Star QUILT 70x69"

$225 Classic Antique c1880 Indigo Blue & White Shirting OHIO Star QUILT 70x69" www.Vintageblessings.com

Ancient Ruins From The City of Troy. Troy was a city in northwest Anatolia in what is now Turkey. It is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War described in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. This war revealed military strategies accompanied with potent techniques as well as the endurance of the armies during classical antiquity.

Ancient Ruins From The City of Troy. Troy was a city in northwest Anatolia in what is now Turkey. It is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War described in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. This war revealed military st

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