Ancient Technology

Artefacts, monuments, and structures that reflect ingenuity, advanced knowledge, and technological understanding ahead of their time

Archimedes Mirrors, modern research

Many of us know the legend of the burning mirror of Archimedes. When Marcellus [The Roman General] had placed the ships a bow shot off, the old man [Archimedes] constructed a sort of hexagonal mirror. He placed at proper distances from the mirror other smaller mirrors of the same kind, which were moved by means of their hinges and certain plates of metal. He placed it amid the rays of the sun at noon, both in summer and winter. The rays being reflected by this, a frightful fiery kindling was excited on the ships, and it reduced them to ashes, from the distance of a bow shot.

Incas, mystery of interlocking walls

Over the last 60 years I have read about and listened to many stories on how and why did the Incas build the interlocking walls so large. Who or what were they trying to keep out?

In the first place how did they remove the giant lumps of stone from a rock face? They did not have any machinery or explosives and they certainly did not bash it out of a rock face with a lump of stone that's ridiculuous. It is also ridiculuous that they made each intricate stone with another lump of stone and end up with that beautiful and tight fitting smooth finish.

Ancient Egypt: The Primal Age of Divine Revelation Volume I Genesis (Revised Edition)

It is a pleasure to share the Revised Edition of the original work. When it comes to the ancient Egyptian religion, this research represents the beginning of an ethical and genuine discipline. 

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Electricity In Ancient India

Ancient indian Text "Agastya Samshita" dates back to the first millennium BC. It contains a detailed description not only of how to construct an electric battery/cell, but also, how to utilize the battery to 'split' water into its constituent gasses.

Modern battery cell resembles Agastya’s method of generating electricity. For generating electricity, Sage Agastya had used the following material: One earthen pot, Copper plate, Copper sulphate, Wet saw dust, Zinc amalgam

His text says :

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Last auction of Stonehenge, 1915.
Stonehenge is arguably the best known prehistoric monument in England, and perhaps even in the world. Today, this ancient monument is under the care of English Heritage, a registered charity that manages over 400 of England’s historic buildings, monuments, and sites.

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Pagan Origins of Easter
Easter Sunday is a festival and holiday celebrated by millions of people around the world who honour the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred three...

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View from the Castle Gate (Burgtor). (Public Domain)
Door surrounded by roots of Tetrameles nudiflora in the Khmer temple of Ta Phrom, Angkor temple complex, located today in Cambodia. (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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