The oldest known archaeological fragments of the immediate precursor to modern paper date to the 2nd century BCE in China.
Calligraphy is considered as one of the four best friends of ancient Chinese literati, along with playing stringed musical instrument, the board game go, and painting.
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.
The Thule Tradition lasted from about 200 BC to 1600 AD around the Bering Strait. The Thule people being the prehistoric ancestors of the Inuit who now live in Northern Labrador.
Numidia (202 BC 40 BC, Berber: Inumiden) was an ancient Berber kingdom of the Numidians, located in what is now Algeria and a smaller part of Tunisia , Libya and Morocco in the Berber world.
The network was used regularly from 130 BCE, when the Han Dynasty of China officially opened trade with the west, to 1453 CE, when the Ottoman Empire boycotted trade with the west and closed the routes.
The Xiongnu were a tribal confederation of nomadic peoples who, according to ancient Chinese sources, inhabited the eastern Eurasian Steppe from the 3rd century BC to the late 1st century AD.
Hannibal Barca is considered one of the greatest generals of antiquity and his tactics are still studied and used in the present day.
A series of victories by the state of Qin towards the end of the Warring States period resulted in their complete conquest of China in 221 BCE when the Qin empire unified China for the first time in its history.