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Fernand Braudel

Reproduction - Arab Water Wheel

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1996
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This reproduction represents a hydraulic artefact that dominated the country landscape of Murcia. "Norias" (water wheels) and 'aceñas' (water driven wheat mills) found in 'la huerta' (irrigated extensions) accounted for the machines that moved water, thus, increasing its force. These machines were improved through a series of metal containers or ceramic tubs that were attached to the crown of the water wheel. These containers, as well as tubs filled with water and gravity forced them to deposit their contents into elevated canals. Using this method, several metres of water were raised and the irrigation of high lands was made possible.

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