Who invented the water wheel?

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The first vertical water wheel was said to be invented by a Roman engineer named Vitruvius. This occurred somewhere between 31 B.C. and 14 A.D. during the Augustan Age.

An early example of the water wheel is the use of 16 water wheels to power a flour mill named Barbegal during the fourth century in southern France. There are three types of water wheels; two of them are vertical and one is horizontal. Other countries started using horizontal water wheels, but the Romans were the first to make a vertical water wheel. Vertical wheels are classified as either undershot or overshot water wheels.

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The invention of the water wheel dates back to as far as 400 BC. The water wheel was an important part of the way of life in Ancient China.
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No one individual can take credit for developing the potter's wheel, but discovery of the ancient pottery equipment has helped in establishing its origin. A simple revolving wheel
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