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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

 

Indian Elephant Clock

Indian Water Clock. (by elvis_payne)

Indian Water Clock by elvis_payne.
This amazing "Elephant clock" in the "India Court" at the Ibn Battuta shopping mall in Dubai stands 8 metres high. It is a reproduction of a medieval clock from around 1206 AD that was powered by water. See Wikipedia as to how this amazing thing works: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_clock

more images on Flickr.
The elephant clock in a manuscript by Al-Jazari (1206 AD) from The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices.
The elephant clock in a manuscript by Al-Jazari (1206 AD)
from The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices.


via Replica of Al-Jaziri’s Elephant Clock « Da Vinci Automata

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