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plug and play Roman style
As for the mechanical clocks that have set the time for us since the middle-ages, well, there's no evidence for them dating back to the classical era, but the Romans did have the technology to build the internal machinery and weight driven pendulums that would have been needed. Whether they put these two elements together as a clock is pure conjecture, but I don't think it should be ruled out...after all, almost everyday someone digs up something from the classical world that can't be quickly explained. So keep an eye on the Internet news, maybe one day they will find a Roman cuckoo clock.
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