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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How An Engraving Of A Bicycle Ended Up In An Ancient Indian Temple

IFL Science 29 Sep 2023
According to various posts, the sculpture shows that humans in ancient India were riding around on bicycles, well over a thousand years before anybody had gotten around to inventing them.  ... Ancient Roman Political Slogans And A Final Sacrifice Found In Pompeii House ... Ancient Egyptians Used To Joke That A Pyramid Was Built By A Prostitute....

Is beer the butter chicken of Bengaluru?

Hindustan Times 28 Sep 2023
When in Bengaluru, do yourself a favour. Go into one of the 85 craft breweries in the city — or rather, try to go, because depending on the day, you won’t be able to get in. Weekends “tho” as we say in Hindi, forget it ... Hence my question ... Both beer and butter chicken are ancient inventions, and perhaps they were created around the same time ... Wine ... .......

A cultural paper trail

China Daily 26 Sep 2023
Traditional craft still survives and prospers amid challenges, report Wang Ru and Zhu Lixin in Xuancheng, Anhui province. Editor's note ... Papermaking is the crystallization of wisdom of ancient Chinese people, regarded as one of the Four Great Inventions of China — along with gunpowder, the compass and printing techniques ... 1/9 Next.

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