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By Pierre-Louis Viollet

This new ebook bargains an engineer's viewpoint at the historical past of water know-how and its influence at the improvement of civilisation.
A moment variation and translation into English of the French ebook "L'Hydraulique dans les Civilisations Anciennes".

Water pros, engineers, scientists, and scholars will locate this booklet interesting and useful to their knowing of the basic function of water engineering within the improvement of civilization. The publication abounds with descriptions of hydraulic ideas within the civilizations of the classical period and the center a long time, together with illustrations and translated descriptions of historical observers and authors. The paintings is exclusive in providing an engineer's point of view not just at the background of water expertise, but additionally demonstration of the genesis of rules and the transmissions of rules and know-how from one age and civilization to the following. The publication is mainly noteworthy for its efforts to situate hydraulic advancements of their ancient and highbrow context.

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The Assyrian Empire 1 Tablet of the Lagash Dynasty (2570 – 2340 BC), somewhat deteriorated. From Sollberger and Kupper (1971), p. 44. 21107_IAHR_book_ancient_june:monograph1_198 05-06-2007 14:17 Pagina 21 From Mesopotamia to the Syrian Shore: The land of the water pioneers 21 reached its pinnacle between 890 and 606 BC, a period of delicate stability given the powerful rival Urartu to the north (Armenia), the revolts of Babylon, and the rise of the power of the Medes to the east. Assyria even extended its domination into Egypt, but only for a brief period.

29 De Graeve (1981), Chapt. 4, F; Roaf (1990). 6 Clay model, found at Eridu, one of the first Sumerian cities, located on an arm of the Euphrates, near the Persian Gulf. This is the oldest known evidence of use of the sail (note the mounting of the mast and the holes to which the stays are attached), first half of the IVth millennium BC. 3) provided very early links among the Euphrates, the region of Bahrain (Dilmun of the Sumerians), the Oman peninsula31 (Magan) and the Indus (likely the region called Meluhha).

4, F; Roaf (1990). 6 Clay model, found at Eridu, one of the first Sumerian cities, located on an arm of the Euphrates, near the Persian Gulf. This is the oldest known evidence of use of the sail (note the mounting of the mast and the holes to which the stays are attached), first half of the IVth millennium BC. 3) provided very early links among the Euphrates, the region of Bahrain (Dilmun of the Sumerians), the Oman peninsula31 (Magan) and the Indus (likely the region called Meluhha). The Indus civilization founded a kind of trading base facing the Persian Gulf, at Suktagen Dor, as well as a port to the east, at Lothal.

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