Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Rounded rollers

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R is for really really old ROLLERS, right outside Jerusalem on the road to Jericho.
Like around 2,000 years old!

The sign at the Inn of the Good Samaritan explains them:
Rollers for compressing plaster on roofs and floors
From the Hellenistic Period
Found at Mount Gerizim
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(For ABC Wednesday R-day.)
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13 comments:

Reader Wil said...

Wow! They are really old!
Thanks for your comment. Yes the coffee at the Danish Square was good wasn't it?!

Robert Geiss said...

Makes one wonder how much time, history they have compressed. Amazing find. Guess nowadays they would find themselves ahead of some bumpy floor.

Please have a good Wednesday.

Carver said...

That's amazing that they are so old. Interesting choice for R day. Carver ABC-Wed. Team

zongrik said...

engineering from back then is fascinating

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Sara said...

Remarkable! I noticed those in a previous photo and wondered exactly what they were used for.

Roger Owen Green said...

I'd paint the house in no time!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Ann said...

These rounded rollers are really interesting. Must have been very different using these.
Ann

Black Jack's Carol said...

I wondered about some of the tools used in those days. That was fascinating!

Chrissy Brand said...

Simply fascintaing Dina, what wonderful history, and I like the light on these too.

Chrissy from Manchester: Rolls Royce started in Manchester Mancunian Wave

Karl Demetz said...

Amazing find, Dina!

Rob and Mandy said...

Hasn't changed!

mirae said...

beautiful Dina I am rolled over by this.

VP said...

Some things don't really change much...