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The first recorded use of kombucha comes from China in 221 BC during the Tsin Dynasty.
Norsemen settled the uninhabited southern part of Greenland beginning in the 10th century, having previously settled Iceland to escape persecution from the King of Norway and his central government.
Experimenting with life-lengthening elixirs around A.D. 850, Chinese alchemists instead discovered gunpowder.
A panemone windmill is a type of vertical axis wind turbine. It has a rotating axis positioned vertically, while the wind-catching blades move parallel to the wind.
The earliest wheelbarrows with archaeological evidence in the form of a one-wheel cart come from second century Han Dynasty Emperor Hui’s tomb murals and brick tomb reliefs.
Composed in hexameters, about 60 lines of which were left unfinished at his death, the Aeneid incorporates the various legends of Aeneas and makes him the founder of Roman…
Whether myth, or based on a real early or even first ruler of Japan, Jimmu has an honored place in Japanese tradition.
This multi-tube seed drill has been credited with giving China an efficient food production system that allowed it to support its large population for millennia.
The earliest evidence of glassblowing was found in Chogha Zanbil, where many glass bottles were found in the excavations of the 2nd millennium BC site
An astrolabe is an elaborate inclinometer, historically used by astronomers and navigators to measure the inclined position in the sky of a celestial body, day or night.
Hannibal Barca is considered one of the greatest generals of antiquity and his tactics are still studied and used in the present day.
The Chola dynasty was one of the longest-ruling dynasties in the history of southern India.
Greek language introduced Greek literature into the former Persian Empire, thereby influencing the philosophical thought and writing of the region
The Lighthouse of Alexandria was a lighthouse built during the reign Ptolemy II which has been estimated to be 100 meters in overall height and one of the tallest…
The Zapotec civilization was an indigenous pre-Columbian civilization that flourished in the Valley of Oaxaca in Mesoamerica.
Gears almost always produce a change in torque, creating a mechanical advantage, through their gear ratio, and thus may be considered a simple machine.
A trip hammer, also known as a tilt hammer or helve hammer, is a massive powered hammer used in agriculture, mining, finery forges, and a variety of other applications.
The archaeological record shows that no later than c. 515 BC distinctive cuttings for both lifting tongs and lewis irons begin to appear on stone blocks of Greek temples.
The Art of War remains the most influential strategy text in East Asian warfare. It has a profound influence on both Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal…
The Achaemenid Persian empire was the largest that the ancient world had seen, extending from Anatolia and Egypt across western Asia to northern India and Central Asia.