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Interesting Engineering from Ancient Greece

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Kleroterion

The old Greek rendition of majority rule government may look crude to our cutting edge eyes, however they utilized an extremely inventive gadget to guarantee that juries were constantly comprised of individuals who couldn’t be paid off or generally impacted: a randomization machine.

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A kleroterion in the Ancient Agora Museum (Athens)
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Forgotten Catastrophes’s

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Aberfan Disaster

There, a mining calamity killed 144 individuals—every one of them over the ground.The Welsh town of Aberfan is settled in a valley neglected by a coal-rich mountain run. In 1966, it had a populace of 5,000, the vast majority of them utilized in the coal mineshafts. Approaching straightforwardly over the roads was a “ruin tip,” a store of waste material expelled during the mining procedure. The British National Coal Board had affirmed the area of the tip, regardless of its nearness to the town.

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The Aberfan Colliery spoil tramway in 1964, with spoil heaps at top left. The pennant sandstone building at mid-left is Pantglas County Secondary School, which lies adjacent to the junior school.
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Unbelievable Stories of Survival from 19th Century

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Dr. William Brydon

In 1839, British officers involved Kabul with an end goal to prop up a well disposed ruler and keep Afghanistan from aligning with Russia. Be that as it may, after only two years of occupation, they lost control of the city and were compelled to withdraw. A gathering of 4,500 officers and 12,000 regular folks left Kabul for India on a voyage that was troublesome and risky.

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Last stand of the 44th at Gandamak, painted by William Barnes Wollen
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Greatest Warriors from History

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Mamluks

A mamluk was a slave warrior who changed over to Islam and served the Muslim caliphs and the Ayyubid sultans during the Middle Ages. After some time, they turned into an amazing military station regularly crushing the Crusaders. Time and again, they held onto control for themselves; for instance, administering Egypt in the Mamluk Sultanate from 1250–1517.

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Mamluk lancers, early 16th century (etching by Daniel Hopfer)
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Native American Massacres

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Wiyot Massacre of 1860

In an act of genocide on a small tribe, the Wiyot Massacre occurred on February 26, 1860. (Littler assaults on the Wiyot clan occurred later that week.)For at any rate 1,000 years, the clan had lived off the northern bank of California on what is currently called Indian Island.

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Indian Island Tuluwat
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Mysterious Sphinx of Giza

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How was it built?

The Sphinx, in spite of basic conviction, isn’t a development yet a cutting. It was cut out of the stone of a quarry which additionally gave the limestone squares to the development of the close-by pyramids and the sanctuaries and thoroughfares which encompass them. The stone showed up in layers, with each layer exhibiting varying characteristics in regards to protection from disintegration and the attacks of time.

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