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The Archimedes Statue is set in a very beautiful location by the bridges, and can easily be seen when entering or exiting the Island of Ortigia.
Archimedes was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor and astronomer.
The statue depicts Archimedes standing, holding a burning mirror...More
Hard to imagine that here, in this town, lived Archimedes.
Brilliant, he conceived of the Archimedes Screw, which is still used as a method of irrigation in developing countries, he elucidated the principles for such basic devices as the pulley, the fulcrum and the lever....More
Syracuse in a very very very beautiful city. Buildings and monuments are evidences of a great past and history: different ages but all fitting harmonically together and seems that all has been built at the same time. Unfortunately we cannot say the same for this...More
This statue is on the left as you leave Ortigia. There is quite a bit of visual information around the statue carved into the base such as the box in the water which links to his work relating to water displacement. It is possible, although...More