Water Clock Diagram

Water Clock Diagram

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Credit: NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Water clock design by the Greek inventor and mathematician Ctesibius (285 - 222 BC). As water fills the cylinder, the figure rises, pointing to the time. The cylinder empties automatically to fill a drum that rotates the hour scale.

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