FIRST USE OF A DIV­ING BELL

Asian Diver (English) - - History -

Alexan­der the Great made use of a crude div­ing bell to em­ploy com­bat divers dur­ing the siege of Tyre. The div­ing bell con­tained coloured glass so that the divers could see through it. Alexan­der him­self made sev­eral dives with the de­vice to check on the progress of the work.

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