In the year 1901 on the floor of the Aegean Sea a diver found the lump of something unimaginable, unthinkable, unfathomable, an intricate mechanism indistinguishable from anything of value until technology revealed the workings of a complex mechanical computer capable of predicting with perfect accuracy the swirling of the cosmos, the relative position of stars and planets for any year entered with the turn of a handle, a symphony of gears, levers and inter-connected cam shafts, astonishing and thousands of years before our own. The only thing it could not predict and failed to grasp utterly, the day on which a storm would send it to the bottom and transform it into a mirror. ♠

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