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History of Engineering

A long history of the engineering development from ancient Egyptian pyramids to the rise of computers

Ancient technologies Part 2

At now assembled an operating version with the mechanism, and this can be displayed at the countrywide archaeological Museum at Athens along with also the Western personal computer Museum at Montana, USA. The research from this Antikythera mechanism remains concerted job at this college of Cardiff, the Athens countrywide Museum and a lot of different scientific associations. Carry on archaeological focus onto the mess, specifically, about 21 oct 2005 it had been declared that detected several lost regions of the mechanism.

Engineering in ancient Era

The Romans conquered not only the world, but the very nature of using for their purposes the energy of water, solar, thermal energy. The Romans had silver and it was in the water. In 1886 Spain after an explosion in the mine found the ancient giant wheel, who long ago raised the water twenty nine feet deep, driving her from one horizon to another. Inside the wheel working people, the performance is 70 liters of water per minute.

The history of engineering revolutions Part 2

But perhaps the most common type of arch in our architecture is the dome arch, turned around its own vertical axis by 180 degrees. It's good to show the example of the Pantheon, which was held, probably the longest record in the history of mankind: the passage of a width of 43 meters nobody could beat for 1,300 years until, until it was built the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Roman roads Part 3

Of course, the routing and the creation of a framework for pavement engineering problems is not exhaustive. The construction of roads was in constant struggle with the terrain. Sometimes the road is raised on embankment, sometimes, on the contrary, had to cut through passages in the rocks. Rivers threw bridges, and in the mountains, if you had the opportunity, paving the tunnels.

Roman roads Part 2

Many Roman roads have survived to the present day, and this is the best evidence that their construction was approached thoroughly and with all due diligence. In other places the time didn't spare the creations of the ancient builders, but where once marched the legions of the paved modern highway.

These paths it is easy to find on the map highway, running along the route of the Roman, generally almost perfect straightness. Which is not surprising: any "hook" would lead to a serious loss of time for the Roman troops, moving mostly on foot.