How did Ancient Greeks manage to build their temples?
According to new investigation the first crane that ever existed was used by Ancient Greeks 150 earlier than we thought. Some of our ancient temples were constructed with the usage of a complicated system consisted of ropes, trunks and levers about 2.700 years ago.
“The main discovery of ancient Greeks in the field of construction technology is crane. It is not known if it was used by previous civilizations but it has been the basic machine being used in constructions for 25 centuries” the archeologist Alessandro Pierattini said.
Until now we knew that ancient Greeks were thinking of crane during 6th century b.c. But according to new investigation crane was used 150 years earlier. This speculation arose from corrugation that was engraved on rocks of the first ancient Greek temples.
The analysis of corrugations in conjunction with rope experiments shew that the rocks were lifted and put carefully in their position. Ropes went through corrugations and were wrapped around rock before lifted by the crane system.
On this method today’s cranes are based.