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Archimedes’ screw (3rd century B.C.)

Archimedes’ screw (3rd century B.C.)

The screw pump commonly attributed to Archimedes made irrigation much more effective

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Archimedes, water-lifting device, irrigation, screw pump, invention, water, inventor, structure, agriculture, hollow wooden tube, axis, manual propulsion, technology, machine, mechanics, antiquity, history

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