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Below are some Ancient Machines, Ancient Weapons and Ancient Torture devices...
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1. Ancient Machines - Roman Aqueducts

1. Ancient Machines - Roman Aqueducts | Ancient Machines | Scoop.it

Aqueducts - some history, what they were made of, why they were constructed etc.


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3. Ancient Machines - Shaduf

3. Ancient Machines - Shaduf | Ancient Machines | Scoop.it
hand-operated device for lifting water, invented in ancient times and still used in India, Egypt, and some other countries to irrigate land. Typically it consists of a long, tapering, nearly horizont...
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5. Ancient Weapons - Crossbow

5. Ancient Weapons - Crossbow | Ancient Machines | Scoop.it

The crossbow, looks like a cross between a bow and a rifle. Learn how it was invented and how it works.

This site has loads of information about the crossbow - pictures, advantages physics etc. Make sure you look at all the pages.


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6. Ancient Weapons - Trebuchet

Introduction to a hands-on program in building and experimenting with models of siege engines (catapults and trebuchets).

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9. Ancient Torture - Thumbscrew

9. Ancient Torture - Thumbscrew | Ancient Machines | Scoop.it
A painful torture mostly used to extract confessions before moving to more painful torture methods.
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2. Ancient Machines - Water wheel

2. Ancient Machines - Water wheel | Ancient Machines | Scoop.it

Lots of information about the Waterwheel, including history, types and construction.


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4. Ancient Weapons - Ballista

Just a little roman seige weapon that i have put together for a while. YouTube clip.


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7. Ancient Weapons - The Battering Ram

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A battering ram was a siege weapon used in ancient times to break open fortification walls or doors.
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10. Ancient Torture - The Head Crusher

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The head crusher was a psychologically striking instrument that was mainly used to extract confessions.
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