An X-ray image of the Antikythera mechanism
What are we seeing? An X-ray image of the mechanism made by Allan George Bromley. The picture represents the main fragment of the mechanism. The mechanism is divided in two main parts: front and back. According to Prices’ interpretation, the front part represents the movements of the Sun and Moon, the back part of other planets. A crank handle can be seen on the right of the picture. The crank handle was used to activate the movement of the gears.
A first reconstruction of the mechanism
This is a schematic reconstruction by Derek De Solla Price of the main gears of the mechanism viewed from the above. The crank handle can be seen on the left of the picture.