Pliny the Elder: An Enduring Witness to Natural Grandeur

Pliny the Elder Gaius or Gaius Pliny the Second (Comum, c. 23-Estabia, August 25, 79) was a Ancient Roman writer and soldier from the 1st century, known by the name of Pliny the Elder to differentiate him from his nephew and adoptive son Pliny. the young man. He belonged to the equestrian order and held administrative and financial positions in Gaul and in Hispania. He carried out studies and research on natural, ethnographic and geographical phenomena compiled in his Natural …

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Amphitheatre of Pula

  The Amphitheatre of Pula in Croatia Also known as the Pula Arena, is a well-preserved Roman amphitheater located in Pula, Croatia. Here is a brief history of the Amphitheatre: Ancient Origins: The construction of the Amphitheatre of Pula began during the reign of Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD. It was built on the site of an earlier Hellenistic period theater. The exact date of its completion is uncertain but is believed to be around the 1st century …

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Evolution of a Crane and Hoist in Ancient Rome

  Evolution of a Roman Crane and Hoist in Ancient Rome Ancient Roman Crane and Hoist: 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.       Ancient Cranes How to build a. Roman Aqueduct?  Roman aqueducts were underground for most of their length, so they were easier to maintain, as well as being less …

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History of Medieval Treadwheel Cranes in Germany

Five Treadwheel Medieval Cranes in Germany Today

The History of Medieval Treadwheel Cranes in Germany: The 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. These are the five medieval treadmill cranes existing today in Germany. All are worth knowing and if possible visit them.


Medieval Crane in the Port of Luneburg – Germany

The The History of the crane in the old port of Ilmenau in Lüneburg (4) was mentioned for the first time in documents in 1330. Considered in its time one of the most efficient cranes in northern Germany, it is 15 meters high and could hoist 9 tons.

Medieval Treadwheel Cranes in Germany - Port of Luneburg
History of Medieval Crane (Treadwheel Cranes) in Germany – Port of Luneburg

The Medieval Treadwheel Crane was used mainly for the transport of salt and salting herring from department stores. Also firewood and merchandise. The crane was used until 1860 and the current state is operable but not used.

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