Wells and Fountains in Early China

In the later part of the 19th century houses in China’s principal metropolitan areas began getting their water from indoor plumbing. To fulfill their daily water requirements, the Chinese turn to two principle sources, water wells and streams. Even nowadays water wells perform an essential part in China’s water supply. Using a pairing

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Water-raising System by Camillo Agrippa

In 1588, Agrippa’s water-lifting discovery captivated the attention and compliments of Andrea Bacci but that turned out to be one of the final mentions of the device. Merely years later, in 1592, the earliest contemporary Roman waterway, the Acqua Felice, was linked to the Medici’s villa, perhaps making the unit outmoded. The simpler

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