Syrian water wheels (City of Hama, 13th century)

Syrian water wheels (City of Hama, 13th century)

Medieval Syrian water wheels were used to convey water to distant areas.

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Syrian, Hama, water wheel, water lifting device, water supply, Orontes, dam, sluice, blade, channel, river

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  • - As the wheel turned, water flowed into these parts, enclosed by the blades. They were designed so that the water could not spill out while traveling upwards, only when they reached the topmost point of the wheel did the water flow out through the hole into the channels of the aqueduct.

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