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bronze and iron which they make and dedicate in the temples . " 6 A diagram shows a train of three gear wheels , represented by circles . This is the first mention of gear wheels . Our author does not say whether these are toothed ...
In +656 , an Arab general , Mu'awiyyah , scrapped it and shipped the bronze to Syria . There a Jewish merchant of Edessa bought it and carried it off on 900 ( or 980 ) camels , presumably to be turned into trays and lamps .
Part of the haul consisted of several lumps of bronze , badly corroded and partly covered with limestone . Although at first sight the find seemed to be nothing but a bucketful of junk , a Greek archeologist recognized it as the remains ...
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This was originally written in 1962, and is therefore is a little dated. Sprague de Camp has written a book all about the different civilisations and the technologies that that invented or acquired ... Leer comentario completo
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5609. The Ancient Engineers, by L. Sprague De Camp (read 21 Jan 2019) This book was first published in 1963 and hence its bibliography includes nothing after that date. It undertakes to tell of the ... Leer comentario completo
One The Coming of the Engineers
Three The Mesopotamian Engineers
Four The Greek Engineers
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