Researchers Unravel Enigma of Barbegal Watermills, World’s First Industrial Complex

The Barbegal watermill complex, a unique cluster of 16 Roman waterwheels in southern France, was the first known attempt in Europe to set up an industrial-scale complex of machines during the culmination of Roman Civilization in the 2nd century CE. Since the upper parts of the complex were destroyed and no traces of the wooden…

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