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Archimedes Screw

The Archimedes Screw is a machine historically used for transferring water from a low-lying body of water into irrigation ditches.

The invention is credited to the Greek mathematician and engineer, Archimedes of Syracuse in the 3rd century BC. Some researchers have postulated this as being the device used to irrigate the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Our Archimedes Screw exhibit enables visitors to experience the lifting of water from low place to a higher one and fill out a leaf swing which when full, turns over, emptying the water back to the pool.

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