Most Influential Inventions of Ancient Times

Ever wonder how people in ancient times tackled their daily challenges? Well, they were pretty ingenious, creating some cool stuff that has stood the test of time. Let’s dive into some of the most fantastic inventions from way back when many of which set the stage for many of the conveniences we enjoy today.

Concrete (Ancient Rome, 3rd Century BC)

Although not the first to use concrete, the Romans perfected its use for the construction of their empire’s enduring landmarks, such as the Pantheon and the aqueducts. Roman concrete was made from a mix of volcanic ash, lime, and seawater. This created a chemical reaction that produced a material resistant to cracking from heat and water. 

The Wheel (Mesopotamia, Circa 3500 BC)

The invention of the wheel is perhaps one of the most pivotal technological advancements in human history. Originating in ancient Mesopotamia, the wheel initially transformed the process of pottery making but quickly became crucial to transportation and commerce. 

Paper (China, 2nd Century BC)

While various forms of paper-like materials were used in different cultures, true paper was invented in China. Paper was made from mulberry and other bast fibers along with fishnets, old rags, and hemp waste. It was a cheaper, more practical alternative to silk and bamboo strips previously used for writing. 

4 Facts About the History of Pictionary You Probably Didn’t Know

Pictionary is a simple and fun board game in which teams of players take turns in order to guess a word based on sketches...

Archeologists Discover Ancient Indoor Pool in Ruins of a Roman Villa in Albania

A team of archeologists recently made a significant discovery while working on a site in the coastal city of Durres, Albania. They found ruins...

5 Quick Facts About Christ the Redeemer

Built in 1931 as a way to celebrate Brazilian faith and tradition, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, now stands...