The Gallo-Roman reaper, or vallus, is an amazing agricultural instrument that has been reconstructed and tested for over 20 years at the archaeological site of Malagne, the Archaeopark of Rochefort, Belgium.  Requiring the use of a draught animal—which is a donkey in this project—the maneuver needs technical know-how acquired during many years of experimentation on the field.  The vallus is a source of fascination for the public, but this mower has not finished revealing all its secrets.

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Web links:

Agriculture in Andient Rome (Wikipedia)

Ancient Grains & Harvests (Part 7) (Palouse Heritage)

History of the Gallic Reaper (Generator)

Malagne ArchaeoPark of Rochefort