Roman beacon tower

Roman beacon tower

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Caption: Roman beacon tower. Historical illustration of a system of telegraphic signalling using beacon towers, as used by the Romans. This artwork is based on a bas-relief sculpture on Trajan's Column (completed AD 113). Artwork from 'Electricite' (1911) by Max de Nansouty, part of the 'Les merveilles de la science' series of 1867-1891 by Louis Figuier.

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