The so called Heron's odometer was most probably an invention made by Archimedes. Vitruvius was the first writer who mentioned the instrument (1st cent. BC). Its full description is found in Heron's work Dioptra or On Dioptra. The odometer was used in order to calculate road distances, while a later variation, known as nautical odometer was used to measure distances at sea. (Excerpt from: Ancient Greek Technology, by Ailos Publications")
This animation video was made for documentary series of History Channel, presenting Archimedes inventions. Here we present part of the Ship Shaker or else Archimedes Claws. Collaboration with MDA animation studio, 3 wheel studio and Yiafka productions.
Carrot by Dioscorides. Greek physician Pedanius Dioscorides (c. Originally written in Greek, Dioscorides’s herbal was later translated into Latin as "De Materia Medica." It remained the authority in medicinal plants for over 1500 years.