Windmills

500 AD

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windmill, courtesy of Bruce Salters, W.P. Law Inc.

Year: 500

Type: Windmill

Typical use: Agriculture

When the first use of a windmill occurred is unknown, although drawings of a water pumping windmill from Persia (current day Iran) exist.

This design had vertical sails made of bundles of reeds or wood which attached to a central vertical shaft.
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