Fragments of the oldest-known computer were found on a 2000 year-old shipwreck
Somewhere between 70 and 60 BCE, a Roman cargo ship was sailing from somewhere on the coast of Anatolia in modern Turkey to Rome. We don’t know where on Anatolia it started from. But wherever it was, if you look at a map, you’ll see that the ship would first have had to thread its way through the innumerable islands of Greece, strewn across the Aegean Sea like so many pearls. Then it would have to round the Pelepponese peninsula and cross the Ionian Sea. After that, through the Strait of Messina that separates the boot of Italy from Sicily. Finally, some 800km northwest through the Tyrrhenian Sea, homeward bound into Rome.