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Naturally occurring glass like obsidian was used by many ancient societies around the world but it is thought that the first manmade glass was created by the ancient Mesopotamians or the ancient Egyptians in the mid third miilenium B.C. The oldest uses for manmade glass is thought to have been smaller objects such as beads. No one knows quite what to make of a 9 ton slab of ancient glass believed to have been made in one gigantic piece 1600 years ago in a cave.....

Posted: 7/21/2014 4:10:28 PM   Reads: 266   Submitted By: 7anthony   Source: s8int.com

Hinted at in many old viking tales a sun stone was believed to have been found on a shipwreck.

Posted: 3/6/2013 9:05:03 PM   Reads: 476   Submitted By: LincolnGenghis   Source: www.independent.co.uk

El Mirador, the largest known Mayan city in the world which is constantly being excavated revealing more surprises. The city itself is remarkable in that it contained the complex roads, canals and impressive structures one would expect of a modern metropolis.

Posted: 10/26/2009 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 171   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: naturalplane.blogspot.com

XINING, (Xinhuanet) -- Archaeologists in northwest China’s Qinghai province claimed that a 5,000-year-old stone knife with designs of constellations will extend China’s history of astronomical observation by 1,000 years.

Posted: 3/13/2005 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 229   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.xinhuanet.com

Craftsmen in ancient China were using complex machines to work jewellery long before such devices are traditionally thought to have been invented.

Posted: 6/11/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 182   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.bbc.co.uk

A tiny Iron Age tool found in Holland is one of the oldest objects unearthed in Europe made from the alloy steel.

Posted: 5/16/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 188   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.bbc.co.uk

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Some may find it odd that a 57-year-old man goes out into his yard to play with blocks. But then, the blocks that Wallace T. Wallington moves around near his home in a rural Flint area weigh up to nearly 10 tons.

Posted: 3/30/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 197   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.mlive.com

Human-like species living in Africa up to 1.5 million years ago may have known how to control fire, scientists say.

Posted: 3/23/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 172   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.bbc.co.uk

The ancient technology of producing raw silk is now being applied by such state-of-the-art industries as genetic engineering and biotechnology.

Posted: 1/15/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 199   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.japantimes.co.jp

AURORA -- Bible Times Tech, a new exhibit at SciTech Hands-On Museum in Aurora, could surprise folks who think they know all about life in Judea about 3,000 years ago, said building manager Chris Dunklau.

Posted: 1/4/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 182   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.chicagotribune.com

On a visit to the United States this month, Zahi Hawass, director of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, reported that the discoveries were expected to provide new insights into the technology behind the splendor of the pharaohs.

Posted: 9/7/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 214   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.iht.com

The success of dowsers doesn’t surprise the people who know the most about finding underground water, hydrogeologists for the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Posted: 8/9/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 207   Submitted By: whatwasthen   Source: popularmechanics.com

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