The History of Tourism in Ancient Greece and Rome.

Tourism in Ancient Greece and Rome: Historic Evolution of Tourism This is the first part of an investigation of the History of Tourism. The second part, Tourism in the Middle Ages can be read here Tourism is a series of trips made for pleasure or for commercial, professional or similar reasons, during which the absence of habitual residence is only temporary. Triumph Arch in Via Agrippa – Orange – (France) Modern tourism was born in the XIX century, as a …

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Evolution of a Crane and Hoist in Ancient Rome

Evolution of a Crane and Hoist in Ancient Rome  The Roman Empire invested a lot of time, effort and money developing new cranes for the construction of their buildings, bridges and especially aqueducts. They took the Greek’s crane as a model and improved it. Tripastos in Ancient Roman Empire In fact, the simplest Roman crane was the Tripastos. It consisted of a single beam jib, a lathe, a rope, and a block containing three pulleys. By maintaining a multiplication ratio of 3 to …

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Beverley Minster Medieval Treadwheel Crane

Ancient Treadwhee in Beverley Minster – England The cranes of wheel (or Treadwheel Cranes) were used by architects and engineers from the times of the Romans. Probably some stopped being used only at the beginning of the 20th century. This is a detail of those that still exist.  Some are original and have a thousand years of antiquity. A few others were rebuilt. All are worth knowing and if possible visit them. The Minster Beverley Minster is an English parish …

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Gdansk Harbor Treadwheel Crane

Gdansk Harbor Treadwheel Crane – Poland Treadwheel Crane: They were the largest cranes in Medieval Europe . Their usual operation for wheel cranes were with two squirrel cages and for two or more operators. Originally from the 15th century, it was built between 1441 and 1444. Today it is one of the most representative emblems of the city of Gdansk. The crane building in Gdansk was built in the Gothic style with steep roofs. The central tower is 31 meters …

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History of Tourism in Middle Ages

The Religious Tourism in the Middle Ages Fall of the Roman Empire History of Medieval Tourism: The fall of the Roman Empire plunged the European continent into a period of great confusion and disorder. For a time there was also an almost permanent state of war between the barbarian chiefs, who had invaded the ancient Roman empire. This contributed to the weakening of all forms of centralized government power. History of Tourism in Middle Ages – Codex Calistinus There was …

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