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We’ve lost the secret to making some of history’s most useful inventions, and for all of our ingenuity and discoveries, our ancestors of thousands of years ago are still able to baffle us with their ingenuity and discoveries. We have developed the modern equivalent of some of these inventions, but only very recently.

Posted: 12/19/2014 2:11:56 PM   Reads: 1187   Submitted By: dsuchin   Source: www.theepochtimes.com Category: Ancient Technology

In Vedic age, cloning of animals was done by sages to clone the species of powerful horses and productive cows. Ancient Indian produced a horse from another horse and a cow from the skin of a cow. Other achievements like Parthenogesis, Test-tube-baby etc are also reported in ancient literature of India. In Rigveda, Rubhus are mentioned as brothers (Rubhu, Vajra and Vibhu) who brought youthfulness to their old parents. Their father was old but they were cloned young to bring back the youth of aging parents. They even managed to bring back their lost skills. (They must have used ayurvedic recipes to bring back youthfulness. So much literature about such recipes exist even today but is neglected). Additionally, they also created a cloned horse and cow. According to Dr. Vartak these experiments are done about 25000 years ago.

Posted: 10/17/2014 10:55:04 AM   Reads: 778   Submitted By: josan420   Source: www.mysteryofindia.com Category: Ancient Technology

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: 926   Submitted By: 7anthony   Source: s8int.com Category: Ancient Technology

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: 989   Submitted By: LincolnGenghis   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Ancient Technology

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: 560   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: naturalplane.blogspot.com Category: Ancient Technology

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: 558   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.xinhuanet.com Category: Ancient Technology

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: 496   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.bbc.co.uk Category: Ancient Technology

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: 495   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.bbc.co.uk Category: Ancient Technology

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: 510   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.mlive.com Category: Ancient Technology

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: 471   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: news.bbc.co.uk Category: Ancient Technology

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: 470   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.japantimes.co.jp Category: Ancient Technology

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: 527   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.chicagotribune.com Category: Ancient Technology

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: 487   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.iht.com Category: Ancient Technology

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: 491   Submitted By: whatwasthen   Source: popularmechanics.com Category: Ancient Technology