Diolkos of Corinth; the largest ship trackway in antiquity

In this post we present selected parts of the paper titled “The largest ship trackway in ancient times: the Diolkos of the Isthmus of Corinth, Greece, and early attempts to build a canal“, by Walter Werner. Continue reading “Diolkos of Corinth; the largest ship trackway in antiquity”

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The study of geotechnical works constructed in Mycenean Greece reveals skilled engineering, excellent experience and knowledge on construction-site management and project management

Here we present selected parts of the paper titled “Geological Knowledge of Greeks in the Era of Trojan War“, by Professor emeritus of Geology Ilias D. Mariolakos, taken from the impressive collective work “Science and Technology in Homeric Epics“, edited by S.A. Paipetis (Springer, 2008). Continue reading “The study of geotechnical works constructed in Mycenean Greece reveals skilled engineering, excellent experience and knowledge on construction-site management and project management”

The genius of Archimedes; Sun-focusing mirrors and Steam cannons – The legend tested by modern Science

This post is a summary of information on two legendary inventions of Archimedes, the ancient Greek mathematician and engineer; the Sun-focusing mirrors and the Steam cannon, both used to defend Syracuse from the Romans. Science has tested whether or not inventions like these were possible (and, to what extent, effective) back then. Continue reading “The genius of Archimedes; Sun-focusing mirrors and Steam cannons – The legend tested by modern Science”

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