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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 spender on ... life. What’s more, the influence of all those ingenious ancient Chinese inventions can be tracked even in the 21 st century. ...

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

  2. 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 and wisdom held by ... direction of origin.  In 2005, scientists in Zengzhou, China (which was also Zhang's hometown) managed to replicate Zhang's ...

    aprilholloway - 08/04/2014 - 14:14

  3. 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 Chinese ...

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

  4. 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 – are still being ... Mortar” may be one of the latest additions to the list of ancient Chinese inventions. In 2010, an article, entitled “Study of ...

    dhwty - 23/03/2014 - 22:26

  5. 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 was the bow and ... The crossbow may have been first invented in ancient China. Some historians believe the Chinese had even already invented the first ...

    dhwty - 21/03/2016 - 02:23

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

    ... statues are located in Zhengzhou, The People’s Republic of China, and were erected to commemorate the politics and economy that came from ... Niang-niang: The Old Mother of the Waters Who Submerged an Ancient City The Four Mythological Symbols of China ...

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

  7. 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 ... along with other advanced medicine, was practiced in China at an early date. The discoveries are also allowing researchers to better ...

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

  8. Ancient Methods of Contraception – Even Tutankhamun Wore Protection

    ... earliest surviving condoms come from a much later age. Some ancient Egyptian pharaohs, Tutankhamun, for instance, had condoms (which were ... of other contraceptive methods. For instance, in ancient China, for example, liquid mercury was drunk by women in order to prevent ...

    dhwty - 28/11/2017 - 23:04

  9. 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 to the FIFA World ... ballgame player in Teotihuacan. ( CC BY 2.0 ) China claims the earliest recorded ‘football’ game, dating to the Warring ...

    lizleafloor - 04/07/2018 - 14:02

  10. 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 Shimao Ruins have ... calling that region the birthplace of the Chinese mural. Ancient Origins has had several stories about old murals unearthed in China ...

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

  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 astronomy and ...

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

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

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

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

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

    The Inner Court of China’s Forbidden City was the emperor’s private realm, where no other men ... use of eunuchs in China can be traced much further back. In ancient China (up until the Sui Dynasty), castration was one of the Five ... Yaoting, died in December 1996, thus bringing to an end an ancient practice that spanned several millennia. Featured image: A group ...

    dhwty - 03/01/2015 - 00:54

  14. The South-Pointing Chariot: This Ancient Chinese Invention Led Armies In a Unique and Impressive Way

    ... inventions, including the calendar, astronomy, and cuju (an ancient Chinese football game). The story goes that the Yellow Emperor was at ... Replica of the South-pointing chariot in the China Court of the Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai ( CC by SA 4.0 ) As a ...

    dhwty - 15/01/2018 - 13:59

  15. The Legend of Leizu and the Origins of Luxurious Chinese Silk

    ... Silk is undoubtedly one of the most important inventions of ancient China, and has contributed greatly to its wealth and prosperity. It is ...

    dhwty - 05/03/2016 - 03:57

  16. 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 world. The ... to create weapons, implements, and art. Mesopotamia, China, Africa, Indus Valley, Greece, Middle East, Europe, Latin America; all ...

    lizleafloor - 18/09/2015 - 21:32

  17. Why There Is So Much Backlash to the Theory that Greek Art Inspired China’s Terracotta Army

    Archaeological discoveries in China rarely get noticed. Recently, though, mitochondrial DNA tests conducted ... of musicians, dancers and acrobats – were “ inspired by ancient Greek  sculptures and art.” The alleged “Greekness” of the ...

    ancient-origins - 24/11/2016 - 03:57

  18. Power and Prestige across Asia: A History of Chariots, Part II

    According to written sources from ancient China, the chariot is reported to have been first used during the Xia dynasty. A Xia minister by the name of Xi Chong is credited with its invention, and the chariot is also said to have been deployed during the Battle ...

    dhwty - 22/06/2015 - 03:47

  19. The Shang Dynasty: Second in Traditional Historiography, First in Archaeology

    ... could be argued the Shang Dynasty was the first dynasty of China. It was Bronze Age China at its known best, with a benevolent ruler, ... explores connection between Shang Dynasty China and ancient Peruvian cultures China Offers $15,000 for Each Deciphered ...

    dhwty - 02/05/2018 - 18:57

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

    ... to be one of the oldest branches of science. In many ancient societies, astronomical observations were used not only for the ... credit the 2nd century BC astronomer, Hipparchus, with the invention of this device. The earliest reference to the armillary sphere, ... Commons ) The Armillary Sphere in Ancient China Interestingly, the armillary sphere was also being developed ...

    dhwty - 30/09/2015 - 03:29

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