Hama, Syria, Bridge over Orontes River and Giant Waterwheels
Hama, Syria - Great Bridge over the El-Assi (Orontes) River and the Giant waterwheels. The city is renowned for these seventeen 'norias', which locals claim date back to 1100 BC. Though historically used for purpose of irrigation of the ornamental gardens, the norias exist today as an almost entirely aesthetic traditional show. Date: circa 1910s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Overshot and undershot waterwheels, 19th century
Overshot and undershot waterwheels, 19th century.. Overshot and undershot waterwheels, 19th century, including examples designed by John Smeaton and Peter Nouaille. Copperplate engraving by W. Lowry after an Illustration by J. Farey from Abraham Rees' Cyclopedia or Universal Dictionary, London, 1817.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans