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  1. 8 Ancient Chinese Inventions the West Had Not Imagined

    ... statistics provided by the World Economic Forum, nowadays China can boast its position of the world’s second largest ... technology. Of course, China can’t be credited with the invention of the mobile phone, Internet or other modern ... life. What’s more, the influence of all those ingenious ancient Chinese inventions can be tracked even in the 21 st ...

    Daria Shatsylo - 04/05/2018 - 22:53

  2. 10 Must-Have Toys for Ancient Kids

    ... we find toys, as shown by the fascinating examples of ancient toys that still charm our kids today Do you think ... Bear Cub's Head: And it Still Rattles! Archaeologists in China claim to have found two million-year-old stone toys ... we may have played in the bath with a rubber ducky (an invention that was born in the late 19th century as a ...

    lizleafloor - 21/12/2020 - 14:04

  3. Ten amazing inventions from ancient times

    Dating back thousands of years are numerous examples of ancient technology that leave us awe-struck at the knowledge ... the ingenuity of our ancient ancestors. 1. The ancient invention of the steam engine by the Hero of Alexandria Heron ... direction of origin.  In 2005, scientists in Zengzhou, China (which was also Zhang's hometown) managed to replicate ...

    aprilholloway - 08/04/2014 - 14:14

  4. The Famous Ancient Chinese Inventions of Zhang Heng

    ... and literary scholar from Nanyang, Henan Province, China. He is noted for many ancient Chinese inventions. Zhang Heng (78-139 AD) was a ... Genius of China: 3,000 Years of Science, Discovery, and Invention . With a forward by Joseph Needham. New York: Simon ...

    ancient-origins - 13/09/2017 - 14:01

  5. Ingenious use of sticky rice mortar in Ancient China

    Ancient Chinese culture has made great contributions to humanity. The ‘Four Great Inventions of China’ – the compass, gunpowder, paper, and printing – ... may be one of the latest additions to the list of ancient Chinese inventions. In 2010, an article, entitled ...

    dhwty - 23/03/2014 - 22:26

  6. Not a Shot in the Dark: How Crossbows Changed War in Ancient China

    ... had a major impact on the way battles were fought in the ancient world. Prior to the widespread use of crossbows, it ... The crossbow may have been first invented in ancient China. Some historians believe the Chinese had even already ... used for war would be recurved ( CC BY 1.0 ) Although its invention is traditionally attributed to a tactician of the ...

    dhwty - 21/03/2016 - 02:23

  7. Mythical Ancient Emperors Who Fought Over the Birth of China - Who Started It?

    ... are located in Zhengzhou, The People’s Republic of China, and were erected to commemorate the politics and ... Niang-niang: The Old Mother of the Waters Who Submerged an Ancient City The Four Mythological Symbols of China Shennong, ... be traced back to him. Huangdi is also credited with the invention of certain carts, boats, and clothing. Continuing ...

    Veronica Parkes - 15/04/2017 - 14:01

  8. Skulls Show Evidence Ancient Chinese Brain Surgeons Operated 3,000 Years Ago

    ... that two skulls found in a historic site show evidence of ancient craniotomy.  Chinese experts have determined that two skulls found in a historic site show evidence of ancient craniotomy.  The finds are being taken to ... along with other advanced medicine, was practiced in China at an early date. The discoveries are also allowing ...

    Ed Whelan - 12/11/2018 - 22:58

  9. Ancient Methods of Contraception – Even Tutankhamun Wore Protection

    ... surviving condoms come from a much later age. Some ancient Egyptian pharaohs, Tutankhamun, for instance, had ... made of cloth) as part of their grave goods. Silphium, the ancient contraceptive herb driven to extinction Revealing the ... of other contraceptive methods. For instance, in ancient China, for example, liquid mercury was drunk by women in ...

    dhwty - 28/11/2017 - 23:04

  10. The Fascinating Life of a Chinese Eunuch in the Forbidden City

    The Inner Court of China’s Forbidden City was the emperor’s private realm, ... the eunuchs of China. The Reasons Behind Castration in Ancient China While the Forbidden City was only built during ... of eunuchs in China can be traced much further back. In ancient China (up until the Sui Dynasty), castration was one ...

    dhwty - 05/08/2020 - 21:51

  11. Ancient Chinese Paper Armor Put to the Test – You Won’t Believe How Strong It Is!

    ... Yangtze Rivers on the western coast of the Pacific Ocean. Ancient China independently developed paper, firearms, advanced ... Ancient Chinese metal armor ( public domain ) The Early Invention of Paper China is the civilization responsible for ...

    Caleb Strom - 02/05/2017 - 14:04

  12. Rare Chinese Anatomy Text Links Earliest Dissections and Acupuncture

    Researchers studying ancient Chinese texts have found that they are anatomical ... of the human body.  Researchers studying ancient Chinese texts have found that they are anatomical ... of these extremely old Chinese anatomy texts indicate that China was first in the development of anatomy, many centuries ...

    Ed Whelan - 02/09/2020 - 22:13

  13. 1000-Year-Old Chinese Couple Vanish Making Way For New Motorway

    ... have been pulled out of their brick-walled graves in an ancient cemetery to make way for a motorway. A 1000-year-old ... have been pulled out of their brick-walled graves in an ancient cemetery to make way for a motorway. Archaeologists ... Relics and Archaeology of Hunan Province , in central China , were recently called out to a discovery at the ...

    ashley cowie - 27/05/2020 - 19:13

  14. 4 Billion People Can’t Be Wrong: The Record-Shattering Popularity of Football, an Ancient Game

    ... 2,000 years. Surpassing even the Olympic Games (another ancient tradition), no other sports event today measures up ... Mesoamerican ballgame player in Teotihuacan. ( CC BY 2.0 ) China claims the earliest recorded ‘football’ game, ... References Mike Crocombe, 2018. The Origin, History, and Invention of Soccer. ThoughtCo.com [Online] Available at: ...

    lizleafloor - 04/07/2018 - 14:02

  15. Brush strokes on very ancient murals may rewrite the history of art in China

    ... of a prehistoric city may rewrite the history of art in China. Archaeologists working in the ruins of the Neolithic ... back about 4,000 years. Historians generally attribute the invention of the brush much later, to a Chinese general, Meng ... calling that region the birthplace of the Chinese mural. Ancient Origins has had several stories about old murals ...

    Mark Miller - 20/08/2015 - 21:09

  16. Armillary Spheres: Following Celestial Objects in the Ancient World

    Armillary spheres, originally from ancient Greece, were vital instruments for astronomers to ... credit the 2nd century BC astronomer, Hipparchus, with the invention of this device. The earliest reference to the ... ( Public Domain ) The Armillary Sphere in Ancient China Interestingly, the armillary sphere was also being ...

    dhwty - 30/05/2019 - 18:53

  17. Russian Divers Discover Ancient Roman Sea Fortress at Tartus

    ... the Syrian coast at Tartus. Not only have they found three ancient naval structures, but a full blown ancient port and a Roman sea fortress that were previously ... deceased. Pottery vessels were discovered in  Jiangxi , China, dating back to 18,000 BC, and they survived this long ...

    ashley cowie - 28/01/2021 - 22:02

  18. Archaeologists in China unearth 2,400-year-old Polo Sticks and Balls

    The invention of the ancient sport of polo, called the King of ... long-handled polo sticks from the Yanghai Tombs in Turpan, China, dated to between 2,400 and 2,800 years old. If they ...

    Mark Miller - 16/05/2015 - 02:53

  19. Tomb Raiders Discover 2,500-Year-Old Eggs From Ancient Chinese Death Ritual

    ... made a highly-unusual discovery inside a tomb in eastern China near the ancient capital city of Nanjing. A team of Chinese ... discovery inside a tomb in eastern China near the ancient capital city of Nanjing . While excavating, they ...

    ashley cowie - 29/03/2019 - 22:00

  20. Eerie Ancient Wax Sculptures for Hexing Enemies, Destroying Demons, and Remembering the Dead

    ... and historical figures are the modern-day remnants of the ancient practice of wax modelling dating back to the ancient ... metal to create weapons, implements, and art. Mesopotamia, China, Africa, Indus Valley, Greece, Middle East, Europe, ... of a loved one or a notable individual. Additionally, the invention of synthetic polymers and plastics made the use of ...

    lizleafloor - 18/09/2015 - 21:32

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