Ancient technology

During the growth of the ancient civilizations, ancient technology was the result from advances in engineering in ancient times. These advances in the history of technology stimulated societies to adopt new ways of living and governance.

This article includes the advances in technology and the development of several engineering arts before the Middle Ages, which began after the fall of the Western Roman Empire in AD 476, the death of Justinian I in the 6th century, the coming of Islam in the 7th century, or the rise of Charlemagne in the 8th century. For technologies developed in medieval societies, see Medieval technology and Inventions in medieval Islam.

A significant number of inventions were developed in the Islamic world; a geopolitical region that has at various times extended from al-Andalus and Africa in the west to the Indian subcontinent and Malay Archipelago in the east. Many of these inventions had direct implications for Fiqh related issues.

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Words the Left Uses Against Us, by Jared Taylor

The Unz Review 01 Dec 2023
The Left has a genius for “swindles and perversions.” It is always inventing new words in its fight against reality ... bums become “the homeless” and “mental retards” have an “intellectual disability.” But the real genius of the Left is in deciding to hate something ancient and normal, inventing a new name for it, and calling it a moral failing....

Museum focuses on bamboo, wooden slips in NW China

Xinhua 29 Nov 2023
"Jiandu" are the bamboo and wooden slips on which ancient Chinese people wrote using ink and brushes before the invention of paper ... "Jiandu" are the bamboo and wooden slips on which ancient Chinese people wrote using ink and brushes before the invention of paper....

5 ancient Native American inventions that are still used in our modern world | CNN

TheNewsHOOK 29 Nov 2023
5 ancient Native American inventions that are still used in our modern world . CNN .......

Chasing the Ice Moon

Quillette 27 Nov 2023
Adherents embraced a wide variety of bigoted beliefs, but generally held in common a reverence for the ancient German Volkskörper (“body of the people”) and a belief that Jews were an alien contaminant within that body ... This did not deter Wirth, who argued that ancient Germans had invented the art of writing....

British Museum’s ancient Greek Meidias vase will be loaned to Athens—leaving London for the first ...

Greek City Times 24 Nov 2023
The decision comes after the chairman of the UK institution reiterated his desire to reach an agreement with Greece over the Return of Parthenon Sculptures ... Dating back to 420 BC, the Meidias Hydria is a painted water vase standing just over 50cm high ... A Modern Invention, an Ancient Legacy” exhibition from April 24 to September 16, 2024 ... .......

Author explores gratitude’s dark side — and how being grateful might still rescue us

Victoria Advocate 24 Nov 2023
This hierarchy of gratitude wasn’t a Yankee invention. Bass traces it back to ancient Rome and that culture’s economic system with a structure of gifts given from rich to poor that bound the poor to the wealthy ... In ancient Rome, critics warned that “it binds the poor to the system ......

The Hydraulic Telegraph Of Aeneas: A Telecommunication Used In Ancient Greece

IFL Science 22 Nov 2023
While some ancient cultures varied smoke colors to convey further information, there's only so much you can get across with a big fire. One particularly cool ancient version of telecommunication, which aimed to convey more precise meanings, was the hydraulic telegraph, used in Ancient Greece in around 350 BCE....

A modern Beowulf

The Manila Times 22 Nov 2023
"THE Mere Wife" by Maria Dahvana Headley is a modern and inventive retelling of the classic epic, "Beowulf."...

Jason Momoa can't stop thinking about the Roman Empire in hilarious ‘SNL' sketch

NBC Bay Area 19 Nov 2023
“I’m just thinking about the Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, five times a day it pops into my dome, which reminds me, they invented the dome,” he raps in full ancient gladiator garb ... him for constantly thinking about the ancient empire, which she says is rubbing off on their son....

Letter to the Editor | Columnist is a know-nothing

The News-Gazette 19 Nov 2023
Columnist is a know-nothing ... Archeologists use the Bible to guide them as the most accurate record of ancient history. All so-called “dating methods” that evolutionists have invented contain false assumptions inserted to force the outcome to show false older ages to fit their religious belief ... No science supports the quackery story of evolution ... ....

Sumerian Anti-Armageddon Device 4,000 Years Older Than Believed

Ancient Origins 18 Nov 2023
Torun said that what is most surprising about the find is that until now archaeologists thought such technologies didn’t appear until the 18 th century AD! However, the ancient Sumerians had invented “an anti-drought machine,” in what was a desperate attempt to save their canals from drying up, to avoid agricultural Armageddon....


Prairie Pioneer 16 Nov 2023
Throughout human history cultures have invented gods of their own to worship. Some of the most famous polytheistic cultures include the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians ... God did not tolerate their idolatry. Remember the story of the golden calf in Exodus? So, what does this have to do with us today? I refer to idolatry as the ancient modern sin ... ....