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Full Resolution PTM Downloads of the
Antikythera Mechanism


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These  PTMs were constructed from images of all known remaining surfaces of the Antikythera Mechanism housed in National Archeological Museum in Athens, Greece. The PTMs were constructed from images taken under varying lighting directions by Tom Malzbender, Dan Gelb and members of the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project during the week of Sept. 12, 2005. Each PTMs has a resolution of 3008 x 2000 and is >50Mb in size, so be patient during a download. These PTM files can be viewed interactively on the Windows or Linux platform by downloading the  publically available PTM Viewer. Using this viewer, it is possible to transform the reflectance functions by the techniques of specular enhancement and diffuse gain to allow more detail to be seen.
Smaller versions of several of these PTMs can be viewed using an interactive JavaScript viewer that does not require an explicit download here.

AK01a AK01b AK02a
AK02b AK03a AK03b
AK04a AK04b AK05a
AK05b AK06a AK06b
AK07a AK07b AK08a
AK08b AK09a AK09b
AK10a AK11a AK12a
AK13a AK14a AK15a
AK16a AK17a AK17b
AK18a AK18b AK19a
AK19b AK20a AK20b
AK21a AK22a AK23a
AK24a AK25a AK26a
AK27a AK28a AK29a
AK30a AK31a AK32a
AK33a AK34a AK35a
AK36a AK37a AK38a
AK39a AK40a AK41a
AK42a AK43a AK44a
AK45a AK46a AK47a
AK48a AK49a AK50a
AK51a AK52a AK53a
AK54a AK55a AK56a
AK57a AK58a AK58b
AK59a AK59b AK60a
AK60b AK61a AK61b
AK62a AK62b AK63a

Note: If you have trouble saving the PTM, right click on the image you would like to download, then click on " Save Target As" to save the file.

PTM Numbering Cross Reference

A cross reference between the PTM numbering scheme shown above and the standard nomenclature for the Antikythera Mechanism fragments was compiled by Herb Johnson and is available here.


Images from the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project. Supported by the Leverhulme Trust, this is a collaboration between the University of Cardiff in Wales, the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture, Greece.

Essential technical support has been given by X-Tek Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Images First, Volume Graphics and Keele University.

For information on use of these pictures please contact Professor Mike Edmunds,Cardiff University, Wales  mike.edmunds@astro.cf.ac.uk or Tom Malzbender at Hewlett-Packard at malzbend@hpl.hp.com .


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