Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Video describing Al-Jazari's elephant clock

Last year, we posted about an amazing ancient engineer you may not have heard of, al-Jazari. Among the many incredible machines described in his book Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices is the elephant clock. It was a joy to see this very clear video describing this enormous water-clock with automata.

[ Thanks to Thomas Kuntz for sharing this find! ]

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