One of the Most Exquisit Computing Instruments of Antiquity
The astrolabe, I think it may be said, is one of the most beautifully engineered devices from ancient times. It was designed as an instrument to track movements within the heavens for religious and agricultural purposes. I find the craftmanship nothing less than amazing and the enginuity in its design is most impressive, especially considering the time period in which it was constructed. Finally, I find it aesthetically pleasing as a work of art.