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Ancient Technology for Metal Coating

2000-Year-Old Ancient Technology for Metal Coatings Superior to Today’s Standards

Research has shown that artisans and craftsmen 2,000 years ago used a form of ancient technology for applying thin films of metal to statues and other items, which was superior to today’s standards...
Technology and the Face of Archaeology

How Technology is Changing the Face of Archaeology

This week, Peruvian archaeologists announced plans to use mini remote control helicopters with high definition cameras to study and protect archaeological sites in Peru. Through a partnership between...
Satellite Photos for archaeological discoveries

Satellite Photos lead to new archaeological discoveries

Using satellite images to monitor sites from orbit, provides information that can lead to new discoveries of underground structures. The reason for that is that any underground structure will alter...
The Antikythera mechanism

The Antikythera mechanism

The Antikythera mechanism was discovered in 1900 during the recovery of a shipwreck off of the Greek island, Antikythera, in waters 60 meters deep. It is a metallic device which consists of a complex...
The Dendera light

The Dendera light

The Dendera light is a particularly controversial topic since it is not exactly an artefact of potential ancient technology, but the possible depiction of an artefact on a wall of one of the best...
The Baghdad battery

The Baghdad battery

One of the most interesting and highly debated artefacts of the Baghdad Museum in Iraq is a clay pot. It is 5-6 inches high and encapsulates a copper cylinder. Suspended in the center of this...
Greek fire

Greek fire/sea fire

‘Υγρό Πυρ’, or ‘Liquid Fire’ if translated in English, is known as ‘ Greek Fire ’, or ‘Sea Fire’, in literature, and was a weapon invented in the 7 th century AD by the Byzantine Empire. According to...
Abydos carvings

Abydos carvings

Abydos, 1848 – In this ancient city in Egypt, the temple of Seti I was discovered. On one of the ceilings of the temple, strange hieroglyphs were found that sparked a debate between Egyptologists...

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