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Images Dated 22nd December 2006

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Pharos lighthouse, Ptolemaic Egypt Featured 22 Dec 2006 Print

Pharos lighthouse, Ptolemaic Egypt

Pharos lighthouse. Historical artwork showing what the Pharos lighthouse at Alexandria, Egypt, in the third century BC, might have looked like. The lighthouse, also known as the Pharos of Ptolemy, was designed by Sostratus of Cnidus, and built in the reign of Pharaoh Ptolemy Philadelphus between 285 and 247 BC. It was built from white marble, and fires were used at night, and mirrors in the day, to direct ships into the bay of Alexandria. Its height was between 115 and 135 metres, one of the tallest man-made objects of the time, and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was destroyed by several earthquakes in the 14th century. Artwork from The Picture Magazine (volume 111, London, 1894)

© SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Talarurus dinosaur Featured 22 Dec 2006 Print

Talarurus dinosaur

Talarurus dinosaur, computer artwork. Talarurus was an armoured dinosaur or ankylosaur. Its heavy protective armour and clubbed tail protected it from attack by predators. It was a herbivore, and about the same size as a hippo. It is thought to have lived in what is now the Gobi Desert of Mongolia in the late Cretaceous period, 98-88 million years ago

© ROGER HARRIS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Early electric battery, 1850 Featured 22 Dec 2006 Print

Early electric battery, 1850

Early electric battery. Historical artwork of a voltaic pile, the first modern type of electric battery, which was invented in 1800 by the Italian physicist Alessandro Volta (1745-1827). A voltaic pile consists of alternating units of plates of two different metals (here silver and zinc) and a piece of wet cardboard or cloth. A pile of these units makes up the voltaic pile shown here. Wires at top and bottom carry the electric current, produced by a chemical reaction, to power an electrical device. Zinc-silver batteries are one of most efficient types of wet batteries, but due to the high cost of silver are today only used in devices like Mars rovers. Artwork from Scientific Recreations (Tissander Gaston, 1850)

© SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY