The Antikythera Wreck

(via Boing Boing) The Guardian published a report a few days ago about new exploration of the Antikythera shipwreck, the first time the wreckage has veen visited since Jaques Cousteau filmed there in the 1970's.  The wreck is the source of the Antikythera Mechanism, the oldest known mechanical computer, discovered in 1900-1901, according to Wikipedia.  Jo Merchant at the Guardian writes: 

[W]hile previous visits to the wreck have been little more than salvage expeditions, Foley says he'd love to carry out a systematic, scientific excavation of the wreck site, if he can find anyone to sponsor him: "As soon as we have the money we'll be back."

They also published a photo set, showing the divers at the wreck, as well as pictures of some of the artifacts recovered from the wreck at the start of the 20th century, including the Antikythera Mechanism, and a working replica (which is very pretty.)  Here it is.