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The ancient Greek inventions that changed the world

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Despite the fact that the ancient Greeks are most known for their contribution to the spiritual culture, they were also adept at the technical area.

Below are some of the most useful invention of the ancient Greeks:

 

Astrolavos

 Astrolavos was a real astronomic multi-machine which was depicting the urania sphere and it was used as a compass for the sky and the earth. In other words, it’s about the ancestor of today’s GPS.

 

Orologio

 Today the way we measure the time is granted. But there were some periods you had to look at the sun in order to understand what time it was. Ancient Greeks had invented the water-watch. It was like an hourglasswhich was also used at the courts of ancient Athens.

 Crane 

 If you had gone for a walk in ancient Athens you would have seen it like a construction site with the cranes being used for making the construction of the buildings faster. It is known that the ancient Greeks had used lifting machines such as the cranes since 518 B.C.

Watermill

 The watermill is like the wheel, it’s difficult to say who invented it but there are lots of evidence that it was used in the Greek world of Asia Minor around 3th-4th century B.C..It was used for the grinding of the cereals.  

Catapult

 The Greek catapult was slinging arrows, javelins and rocks at long distances. It was invented in Sicily in 399 B.C. when the tyrant of Syracuse asked Greek engineers to construct a war machine against Carthage.

 

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