» This fictional temple is used to show the mechanism of Heron of Alexandria
» Here, the individual components of the machine are explained.
» Heat from the fire on top generates pressure within the first vessel underground and presses a liquid is pressed into a second vessel.
» When the fire extinguished, the negative pressure sucks the water back into the first vessel and closes the doors.
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About the project Heron of Alexandria (c. 10-70 CE) was a Greek-Egyptian mathematician and inventor. Heron lived in Roman Egypt and was a representative of Hellenistic Science. He invented a steam-powered engine, called the Hero-Engine or aeolipile, a wind wheel, a vending machine and even the pantograph. He was experimenting with other steam-powered devices as […]