Archimedes' Screw

Archimedes' Screw

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Caption: An illustration of an Archimedes' screw (also called an Archimedes screw, an Archimedean screw or a screwpump). This is a device invented by Archimedes in the 3rd century BC to transfer water from a lower level into higher irrigation ditches. Turning the screw inside the hollow pipe lifts the water.

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