Between Heaven and Earth: Machines & Constructions

AnnaAsche AnnaAsche 109 posts

Archytas, Ancient Greece
According to Aulus Gellius, Archytas, the Ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, statesman, and strategist, was reputed to have designed and built the first artificial, self-propelled flying device, a bird-shaped model propelled by a jet of what was probably steam, said to have actually flown some 200 metres. This machine, which its inventor called The Pigeon (Greek: Περιστέρα “Peristera”), may have been suspended on a wire or pivot for its flight.

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Sue Nichol Sue Nichol 2767 posts

Great selection, congratulations everyone!

Syd Baker Syd Baker 128 posts

Thanks Anna, for the features, Five, WOW!

Keith Reesor Keith Reesor 804 posts

Thank you very much Anna!! Fantastic selections!! Congrats to all!! :)

Rob Colvin Rob Colvin 25 posts

Congrats to all and thanks Anna!

Woodie Woodie 345 posts

Congrats to all and Thanks Anna for showing my artwork. Cheers Neil

Jay Taylor Jay Taylor 227 posts

Thank for including my Skyboat Silhouette, Anna – great collection you’ve curated here! x

Rob Colvin Rob Colvin 25 posts

Thank you Anna! Much appreciated!

fizzyjinks fizzyjinks 104 posts

thanks so much for including my work in this great collection :O)