The Houfeng Didong Yi, Earth’s First Earthquake Detector, is an ancient marvel from ancient China, Crafted by the ingenious polymath Zhang Heng during the Eastern Han Dynasty
In a world where modern refrigeration is taken for granted, it’s fascinating to explore the ingenious inventions of the past that allowed people to preserve ice and keep their surroundings cool. Among these remarkable creations is the “Yakhchāl,” an ancient Persian refrigerator dating back to around 400 BC.
They Quimbaya civilization thrived until around 7th century CE, leaving behind a legacy that continues to captivate archaeologists, historians, and art enthusiasts to this day. Left behind are the tolimas or tumbagas, ancient Quimbaya artifacts made of gold and bronze and dated between 300-1000 AD.
The Whistling Jars are a unique and fascinating type of ancient Peruvian ceramic musical instrument that has captured the attention of musicians and music enthusiasts around the world. Also known as “Whistling Vessels”, “Huaco” or “Huaco Silbador,” these musical instruments produce a hauntingly beautiful sound that is created by allowing air to flow into the vessel or by pouring a liquid from one chamber into the other.
The oldest prehistoric needles ever found were discovered in the Sibudu Cave, South Africa. The needles, which date back to approximately 57,000 – 63,000 years ago, were made from bone and are just a few centimetres long. These needles were likely used to create clothing or other textiles, a skill that would have been critical for survival in the harsh conditions of prehistoric times.
The Lighthouse of Alexandria, known in Greek as Pharos of Alexandria, was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
These ancient reptilian figurines are now dubbed Ubaid Lizardmen due to their iconic humanoid shape depicting lizard-like features. These figurines were found in significant numbers in Ubaid archaeological sites and are the primary evidence of the Lizardmen’s existence.
Archytas of Tarentum was a gifted mathematician, who made significant contributions to geometry and mechanics. He is also known for the first flying machine ‘The Flying Pigeon of Archytas’
In the 1950s, the British Museum came into possession of an ancient glass cup called the Chalice of Lycurgus or Lycurgus Cup, so named because it features Dionysus triumph over King Lycurgus of Thrace, shown as being caught up in vines, on the outside of the cup.
The Prehistoric Petrospheres of Scotland, most commonly known as the Carved Stone Balls, are a mysterious and unique class of objects made of different fine stones, such as sandstone and granite. These rare ancient artifacts were shaped 5000 to 5200 years ago