Reply to post: Re: Ancient technology ...

Archaeologists and robots on hunt for more Antikythera pieces

Whiskers
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Re: Ancient technology ...

Notice that the Antikythera device and Trajan's Bridge were created by Greeks, not Romans, and that the London water-lifiting device seems to have been devised in Britannia, not Rome.

I suspect the Roman empire was responsible for holding back, or even reversing, the development of science and technology over a large part of the 'old world'. If it didn't serve to strengthen the empire or amuse the emperor, they weren't interested.

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