3D Rendering of an animation of automated temple doors

While people think about getting to Mars these days, 2.000 years ago, the Greeks were thinking about steam machines! One in particular, Heron of Alexandria (c. 10-70 CE), was very inventive and developed (maybe the first) steam engine! A true genius that is. While he invented a lot of other things, one of his inventions described by him offers a mechanism to open temple doors automatically. This must have been very mysterious at the time.

We were so thrilled about this, so that we decided to create an animation of it. You can find further information about Heron of Alexandria and his automated temple doors on our portfolio page. You can find the animation also right here below.