Chiriaco Summit in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Leonardo da Vinci Weapons of War & Invention
The first involved the use of four large scythes which were mounted in a manner similar to helicopter blades. Leonardo was a peaceable man who despised war, but this machine, with its rotating scythes, is an absolute horror, in that when operating, it would slice the limbs from its victims, leaving them bleeding and helpless on the ground. Leonardo's sketch of this chariot depicts fallen soldiers in their death throes.
Four large blades were placed in front of the horses and rotated by a large screw. A number of smaller scythes were attached to a chariot at the rear.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military.
Location. 33° 39.672′ N, 115° 43.314′ W. Marker is in Chiriaco Summit, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on Chiriaco Road near Summit Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 62434 Chiriaco Road, Indio CA 92201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cannons (a few steps from this marker); Catapults (a few steps 33-barreled Organs (a few steps from this marker); Site of Contractors General Hospital (a few steps from this marker); Romero Pass (a few steps from this marker); The Chiriaco Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Coachella Valley Recipients (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); California-Arizona Maneuver Area (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chiriaco Summit.
More about this marker. The da Vinci exhibit is in the General George S. Patton Museum parking lot.
Also see . . .
1. Scythed chariot - Wikipedia. Chariots with iron scythes were recorded in the Hebrew scriptures at both Joshua 17:16, 18 and Judges 1:19, in direct reference to the Canaanites. (Submitted on November 1, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Doing Da Vinci Scythe Chariot - YouTube. Building da Vinci's Scythed Chariot in modern times. (Submitted on November 1, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.