Illustration of a mechanical device, Islamic, Egypt. Miniature from a Mamluk copy of the Automata of al Jaziri or the Book of Knowledge of Mechanical Devices, first written in 1181-1206. The mechanical devices depicted and described in the book did not always have practical use, some were automata contrived for amusement.
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