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.

Ancient civilizations

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Top 10 Inventions of Ancient Greece�Used Today

Greek City Times 19 Apr 2024
Frankly there are more than 10 inventions and discoveries our ......

KEVIN MCCALLUM: Olympic torch shines some small hope in a troubled world

Business Day 19 Apr 2024
Though propagandists portrayed the torch relay as ancient tradition stretching back to the original Greek competitions, the event was in fact a Nazi invention, one typical of the Reich’s love of flashy ceremonies and historical allusions to the old empires.” ... the ancient powers”....

Teen traumatized after ‘sugar waxing’ trend leaves her with burns, scarring

New York Post 19 Apr 2024
This spoonful of sugar didn’t make the medicine go down ... 6. Natalie Renken (right) with her daughter Allison Boles, who was burned while concocting the mixture for a sugar wax ... 6 ... While originally invented by the ancient Egyptians, this cosmetic technique has subsequently become a fixture on TikTok, which is how Boles happened across it ... 6 ... 6 ... .......

READY, FIRE, AIM: Hate Paying Taxes? Blame the Pharaohs

Pagosa Daily Post 16 Apr 2024
“You can recognize a variety of techniques of government invented in ancient Egypt that haven’t changed [today]”. — from ‘Stressed About Taxes? Blame the Ancient Egyptians’ by Kate McMahon, in Smithsonian Magazine, April 2024. I’ve been hankering for a reason to blame the ancient Egyptians, and now I have one....

How a little-known clergyman studying worms by candlelight in the 1700s inspired Charles Darwin – ...

The Conversation 16 Apr 2024
It is a marvellous reflection that the whole of the superficial mould over any such expanse has passed, and will again pass, every few years through the bodies of worms. The plough is one of the most ancient and most valuable of man’s inventions; but long before he existed the land was in fact regularly ploughed by earthworms – Charles Darwin ... ....

Hardwired for harmony

China Daily 12 Apr 2024
Based on their observations of animals' regular seasonal movements, ancient Chinese people invented an agricultural calender and the 24 solar terms, which helped them plant and harvest crops at the right time, thereby remarkably increasing the yield of crops.This calendar is also known as the "phenological calendar"....

Ancient Egyptians Viewed Milky Way as Goddess Nut, Says New Study

Greek Reporter 11 Apr 2024
New study sheds light on how the ancient Egyptians viewed the Milky Way ... An astrophysicist with the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth in the UK, has shed light on how the ancient Egyptians viewed our galaxy – the Milky Way – thousands of years ago....

The first-ever Olympics marathon took place on April 10, 1896

Greek City Times 10 Apr 2024
Although encouraged by the ancient Greeks, the�Olympic�marathon is a fully modern invention .......

Handmade in China | How to make paper from bamboo

People Daily 07 Apr 2024
Making paper, one of the four great inventions of ancient Chinese ......

Citizens taking the initiative: It's political, but is it partisan? | R. Bruce Anderson

News Chief 07 Apr 2024
By “pure democracy” they typically refer to ancient Athenian-style assemblies of all the people of the city to decide major issues by hand vote, applause, or, as in the Athenian case, by a potshard marked with a “yes” or “no” or, in some cases, a candidate’s name ... So, the invention of the republican form....

Cyprus needs an Irish wish

CyprusMail 04 Apr 2024
Bridgid, a celebrated, notable saint cum ancient goddess combined, may have been a mythical, real person pick n mix invention by early Christians but what we know of her showed a strong woman totally in control of a large, mixed monastery, protegee of a liberal-minded St....

Louise Carroll: Celebrating National Something on a Stick Day

Ellwood City Ledger 03 Apr 2024
March 28 was National Something on a Stick Day. Yeah! I'm glad to celebrate this because something on a stick sounds good to me ... It worked ... They were delicious ... For thousands of years, long before forks, pots and pans were invented, people have been using skewers and sticks for cooking food. In ancient China, these cooking sticks became chopsticks....

The Evolution of Casino Games

Armchair Arcade 02 Apr 2024
Before casinos were invented, people were still playing games of chance. Even in ancient civilizations, people were gambling their money during games ... Although gambling games have been around for centuries, it wasn’t until casinos were invented that they became more popular and well-known....