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ARCHIMEDES KOCHLIAS

This hydraulic instrument, known as the atermon kochlias or hydrovida, was invented by Archimedes during his trip to Egypt. It serves to the pumping of water from a low level to another higher level. Its uses from the antiquity until today are multiple: irrigation of agricultural cultivations, evacuation of mines from stagnant waters, pumping of waters from the depths of ships and so on. It is used until today in many countries, developed and not, in many forms and variety of uses.