Image 14: Machine of Herodotus, light portable construction.
A lifting vessel lifts a standard block of Cheops (2.5 tons) with the help of a counter weight using a lifting beam.
Lifting the block of stone the only activity to perform is: To open the drain valve (cf. above enumeration No. 4) at the bottom of the tank (cf. above enumeration No. 5). After that the "lifting vessel" (bark) goes down with dropping water level and lifts the monolith.
Image 15: Lifting of stone blocks up to 15 tons
Three-fold lifting beam made of cedar wood.
In the new book you can see from page 160 the complete machine with machine rack, water tank, lifting vessel and three-fold lifting beam in its stone lifting assignment.
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