Ancient Diagram of Clock

Ancient Diagram of Clock

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Caption: A leaf from 'The Book of knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices' by Badi al Zaman ibn al Razzaz al-Jazari, showing a an elephant clock. The manuscript, known as 'The Automata of al-Jazari,' describes 50 devices under 6 headings, the first of which is clocks.

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