Image: Archimedes water balance

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Description: The Archimedes principle may have been used to determine whether the golden crown was less dense than gold. Given that both the crown (left) and the reference weight (right) are of identical volume, the less dense reference weight object will experience a larger upward buoyant force, causing it to weigh less in the water and float closer to the surface.
Title: Archimedes water balance
Credit: Incorporates Lorbeerkranz_Zypern_rem.jpg
Author: Tonyle
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