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Impressive technology from Ancient Greece

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Seems like the Ancient Greeks were much smarter than we thought. They had some very advanced technology.

 


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Ancient Greece was home to some of the most actualized and forward thinking (for thier time) people in all of world history. Athens was not only the brithplace if democracy, but one of the birthplaces of philosophy (and by extension, science).

I'm not sure if technological achievement should be the bar that we use to evaluate earlier cultures (or at least it shouldn't be the primary way of doing so).

None of this is to take away from the ingenuity behind some of the technology the Greeks were able to employ. Between the video above and Archedemes Claw, it's very cool very impressive stuff.

Actually as someone interested in the history behind computers and computer science, this kind of thing is right up my alley.

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15 minutes ago, DocWatts said:

Ancient Greece was home to some of the most actualized and forward thinking (for thier time) people in all of world history. Athens was not only the brithplace if democracy, but one of the birthplaces of philosophy (and by extension, science).

I'm not sure if technological achievement should be the bar that we use to evaluate earlier cultures (or at least it shouldn't be the primary way of doing so).

None of this is to take away from the ingenuity behind some of the technology the Greeks were able to employ. Between the video above and Archedemes Claw, it's very cool very impressive stuff.

The Colossus of Rhodes was also a very interesting and ancient wonder if the world for it's time. Pretty incredible they could build something like that so long ago with what would not be considered incredibly primitive. 

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I'd like to know the story behind that shipwreck, and also, why the heck would you try to transport such a valuable piece of technology, throught the most risky way of transportating available at the time?😄

But yeah, Greeks and Chinese were probably top 2 most advanced ancient civilizations. With Egyptians being a close 3d.


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I remember a flashy looking 3D Holo image, looking a lot like a ceremony conjured with fire by priests.

Different tech, same results to the crowd.

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This goes into decades of research and theory behind the mechanism:

 


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