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Sunday, 31 May 2009

Incognito Contest July-August 2009 - Page 2

Written by Chad Jarrah
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For all of my aesthetic beauty, my technology was “green” long before the term was coined. Driven by the flowing river in days past, my job was to scoop up water in small receptacles attached to each of the many spokes of my giant wheel and empty the contents into an advanced aqueduct system. I still turn today in this ancient city, although not as much as I did when the land I irrigate was still in agricultural use. When I rotate, my wheel creaks and squeaks – it is often referred to as “singing”.

 

 

Answer: Norias (Waterwheels) of Hama, Syria

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