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Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by MGab25(m): 7:49am On Jan 26, 2019
By Yugo's Hub Blog

The ancient times were further ahead than we presume them to be there has been many discoveries that proved that the ancient Greeks, Romans, and other civilizations had devised numerous technologies to accomplish day-to-day work. Our imagination is what takes us to the first step of advancement and our past generation is a good example of how we became so advanced using the technologies and all the creativity.

However, historians are digging up evidence that shows some ancient humans had their shit together in ways modern humanity can still barely manage.

Find some of them below
1. The 1,600-year-old Roman chalice, the “Lycurgus Cup,”

[img]https://3.bp..com/-CrlRoX1lhNo/XEt19XksMKI/AAAAAAAABTk/21pOW69RnjkalQFZAazy0jbb60MycH1qQCLcBGAs/s1600/Ancient%2BRoman%2BChalice.png[/img]

The Roman artisans were nanotechnology pioneers. Scientists believe that the Romans may have been the first ones to come across the colorful potential of nanoparticles by accident, but they sure perfected it! This amazing property of the Lycurgus Cup puzzled scientists for decades when the cup was acquired by the British Museum in the 1950s. It was not until 1990 that the mystery was solved.

Researchers studied broken fragments of the cup under the microscope and discovered that the ancient Romans had created the glass with silver and gold particles that were ground to be as small as 50 nanometers in diameter.
This suggests that the Romans knew what they were doing, meaning they had knowledge of nanoparticles!

2. The Sunstone and Uunartoq Disc That served As A Compass For Ancient Vikings
[img]https://2.bp..com/-hPZwGJN5Wf8/XEt6NpF6i5I/AAAAAAAABT4/2BQxkjnAC9EBe7TPZekQrp0-nmrOKf3sgCLcBGAs/s1600/Sun%2BStone.png[/img]
Often regarded as ruthless robbers, the Vikings were also impressive mariners capable of traversing the North Atlantic along a nearly straight line. Now, new interpretations of a medieval compass suggest the sea robbers may have skillfully used the sun to operate the compass even when the sun had set below the horizon.
[img]https://4.bp..com/-D7BkWIeSw20/XEt6sNl7tRI/AAAAAAAABUA/fvEqGuYtXVAFsEqK17aei8j68yuh48AhACLcBGAs/s1600/Uunartoq%2BDisc.png[/img]
The remains of the supposed compass — known as the Uunartoq disc— were found in Greenland in 1948 in an 11th-century convent. Though some researchers originally argued it was simply a decorative object, other researchers have suggested the disc was an important navigational tool that the Vikings would have used in their roughly 1,600-mile-long (2,500 kilometers) trek from Norway to Greenland.

3. The 2000 year Old Computer “Antikythera mechanism”, Developed by Ancient Greeks

[img]https://1.bp..com/-M41axB0DZnw/XEt8NzKCUwI/AAAAAAAABUM/HH5vpemVru0WwCtHjXLEksUtPKqGjGNfACLcBGAs/s1600/%25E2%2580%259CAntikythera%2Bmechanism%25E2%2580%259D.jpg[/img]
The Antikythera computer was used to predict the position of the planets and stars in the sky depending on the calendar month.
The mechanism is like a great astronomical clock — or like a modern analog computer which uses mechanical parts to save tedious calculation. The logic behind calling it an analog computer is that similar to a computer, the user can provide an input and get the desired output based on some calculations.

4. The Ancient Refrigerator
[img]https://2.bp..com/-B2krkAzScbc/XEt_DXwreNI/AAAAAAAABUo/ZFfh4L_4pSEgeRgIXF-lTYyXHIFp5KGOgCLcBGAs/s1600/Ancient%2BRefrigerator.jpg[/img]
During the winters, the Persian people used to bring ice from nearby mountains and store them in pits they created in the middle of the desert. The ice pits, known as “yakhchal,” were one of the most ancient refrigerators known to mankind. They were also used to keep food cool and healthy during the intense summers.

The structures were as tall as 60 feet. Below the dome lies a large underground space with excess storage area. The underground space was as large as 5,00 cubic meters. The underground space was connected to a “qanat,” or wind catch. The wind catch consisted of multiple windcatchers that had the ability to bring down the temperature to frigid levels during the summers.

5. The Ancient Roman Concrete

[img]https://3.bp..com/-i5rTwk9iZqI/XEv4y308zzI/AAAAAAAABU8/eMk0aV-xfzQfQ1WmuBGZImvP5FnBS2tewCLcBGAs/s1600/Ancient%2BRoman%2BConcrete.jpg[/img]
This is not a modern-day concrete but a 2000-year-old Roman concrete which is stronger and better than the ones that are used nowadays. Not only is the Roman concrete is more durable than modern cement, it even gets stronger with time!

Modern concrete is a typically a mixture of silica sand, limestone, clay, chalk and other ingredients that are melted together at insanely high temperatures. The final product is made inert so that no chemical reactions can take place that might lead to erosion. This is the reason why concrete does not last as long as natural rocks. On the other hand, ancient Roman concrete was created with volcanic ash, lime, and seawater. The Romans took advantage of the chemical reactions they may have observed in tuff rocks, which are naturally cemented volcanic ash deposits.

6. Drills and Natural Gas Pipelines in Ancient China

[img]https://2.bp..com/-AiIjEmOUN9w/XEv6k2tbgrI/AAAAAAAABVI/M2BQuVeGPNMmeOJYNy7Sa_SWpm_EXiaUwCLcBGAs/s1600/Chinese%2BSalt%2BDrill%2BSite.png[/img]
Salt was a highly valuable resource in the ancient world, both as a preservative before refrigeration and as the only weapon keeping the slug people away. The Chinese had no choice but to dig down into the ground in search of that savory white gold.
[img]https://1.bp..com/-3vyl5CoSkSE/XEv8fJFAX7I/AAAAAAAABVc/V5uCO4cY_z021AZZwKI1Es5CLiMie86ZACLcBGAs/s1600/Chinese%2BDrilling%2BHoles.png[/img]
Their drilling methods weren't just ingenious, they were also sophisticated. They designed a whole catalog of drill tips for different circumstances, and even had a protocol for repairing cave-ins underground from the safety of the surface.


Continue Reading: https://www.yugo.com.ng/2019/01/8-ancient-inventions-far-ahead-of-their-time.html

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Re: Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by Drabeey(m): 7:52am On Jan 26, 2019
with the aid of pics, this thread would have been better
Re: Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by MGab25(m): 7:56am On Jan 26, 2019
9 Torture Methods Used In The Medieval Ages That Would Give You Goosebumps: https://www.yugo.com.ng/2017/06/torture-methods-used-in-past.html

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Re: Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by MGab25(m): 7:57am On Jan 26, 2019
Drabeey:
with the aid of pics, this thread would have been better


Is this post blur on your phone? Can't you see pictures? undecided

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Re: Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by Drabeey(m): 8:20am On Jan 26, 2019
MGab25:
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Is this post blur on your phone? Can't you see pictures? undecided
will u keep kwayet, u just put am

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Re: Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by Blakjewelry(m): 8:30am On Jan 26, 2019
cool but why are the two guys up there fighting this morning na

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Re: Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:43am On Jan 26, 2019
Very good thread

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Re: Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by Nobody: 8:43am On Jan 26, 2019
Powerful invention. Science is bae

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Re: Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 8:44am On Jan 26, 2019
Imagine what this guys were inventing thousands of years back through innovative leaders. While we are still stocked with a senile old stack illiterate who doesn't even know the meaning of livestock farming in this 21 century. What a big shame.

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Re: Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by seguno2: 8:44am On Jan 26, 2019
Nothing from black Africa

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Re: Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by Nobody: 8:44am On Jan 26, 2019
They are both broke cheesy
Blakjewelry:
cool but why are the two guys up there fighting this morning na

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Re: Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by morikee(m): 8:45am On Jan 26, 2019
Nice one
Re: Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by Asshurbanipall: 8:48am On Jan 26, 2019
Modern inventions are far ahead of ancient inventions, though the ancient inventions tried because they built and developed from nothing.
Re: Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by HegenIkomkeh(m): 8:51am On Jan 26, 2019
very impressive from the greeks and romans smiley smiley
Re: Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by aolawale025: 8:58am On Jan 26, 2019
Factually most modern inventions are really reinventions
Re: Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by ValCon888: 9:29am On Jan 26, 2019
Just dash me the cup lemme sell. It's just a cup tongue
Re: Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by koyeni(m): 9:29am On Jan 26, 2019
Nice one!




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Re: Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by TGMISKY(m): 9:45am On Jan 26, 2019
Science is bae
Re: Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by Bouncingbabyboy(m): 9:53am On Jan 26, 2019
MGab25:
By Yugo's Hub Blog

The ancient times were further ahead than we presume them to be there has been many discoveries that proved that the ancient Greeks, Romans, and other civilizations had devised numerous technologies to accomplish day-to-day work. Our imagination is what takes us to the first step of advancement and our past generation is a good example of how we became so advanced using the technologies and all the creativity.

However, historians are digging up evidence that shows some ancient humans had their shit together in ways modern humanity can still barely manage.

Find some of them below
1. The 1,600-year-old Roman chalice, the “Lycurgus Cup,”

[img]https://3.bp..com/-CrlRoX1lhNo/XEt19XksMKI/AAAAAAAABTk/21pOW69RnjkalQFZAazy0jbb60MycH1qQCLcBGAs/s1600/Ancient%2BRoman%2BChalice.png[/img]

The Roman artisans were nanotechnology pioneers. Scientists believe that the Romans may have been the first ones to come across the colorful potential of nanoparticles by accident, but they sure perfected it! This amazing property of the Lycurgus Cup puzzled scientists for decades when the cup was acquired by the British Museum in the 1950s. It was not until 1990 that the mystery was solved.

Researchers studied broken fragments of the cup under the microscope and discovered that the ancient Romans had created the glass with silver and gold particles that were ground to be as small as 50 nanometers in diameter.
This suggests that the Romans knew what they were doing, meaning they had knowledge of nanoparticles!

2. The Sunstone and Uunartoq Disc That served As A Compass For Ancient Vikings
[img]https://2.bp..com/-hPZwGJN5Wf8/XEt6NpF6i5I/AAAAAAAABT4/2BQxkjnAC9EBe7TPZekQrp0-nmrOKf3sgCLcBGAs/s1600/Sun%2BStone.png[/img]
Often regarded as ruthless robbers, the Vikings were also impressive mariners capable of traversing the North Atlantic along a nearly straight line. Now, new interpretations of a medieval compass suggest the sea robbers may have skillfully used the sun to operate the compass even when the sun had set below the horizon.
[img]https://4.bp..com/-D7BkWIeSw20/XEt6sNl7tRI/AAAAAAAABUA/fvEqGuYtXVAFsEqK17aei8j68yuh48AhACLcBGAs/s1600/Uunartoq%2BDisc.png[/img]
The remains of the supposed compass — known as the Uunartoq disc— were found in Greenland in 1948 in an 11th-century convent. Though some researchers originally argued it was simply a decorative object, other researchers have suggested the disc was an important navigational tool that the Vikings would have used in their roughly 1,600-mile-long (2,500 kilometers) trek from Norway to Greenland.

3. The 2000 year Old Computer “Antikythera mechanism”, Developed by Ancient Greeks

[img]https://1.bp..com/-M41axB0DZnw/XEt8NzKCUwI/AAAAAAAABUM/HH5vpemVru0WwCtHjXLEksUtPKqGjGNfACLcBGAs/s1600/%25E2%2580%259CAntikythera%2Bmechanism%25E2%2580%259D.jpg[/img]
The Antikythera computer was used to predict the position of the planets and stars in the sky depending on the calendar month.
The mechanism is like a great astronomical clock — or like a modern analog computer which uses mechanical parts to save tedious calculation. The logic behind calling it an analog computer is that similar to a computer, the user can provide an input and get the desired output based on some calculations.

4. The Ancient Refrigerator
[img]https://2.bp..com/-B2krkAzScbc/XEt_DXwreNI/AAAAAAAABUo/ZFfh4L_4pSEgeRgIXF-lTYyXHIFp5KGOgCLcBGAs/s1600/Ancient%2BRefrigerator.jpg[/img]
During the winters, the Persian people used to bring ice from nearby mountains and store them in pits they created in the middle of the desert. The ice pits, known as “yakhchal,” were one of the most ancient refrigerators known to mankind. They were also used to keep food cool and healthy during the intense summers.

The structures were as tall as 60 feet. Below the dome lies a large underground space with excess storage area. The underground space was as large as 5,00 cubic meters. The underground space was connected to a “qanat,” or wind catch. The wind catch consisted of multiple windcatchers that had the ability to bring down the temperature to frigid levels during the summers.

5. The Ancient Roman Concrete

[img]https://3.bp..com/-i5rTwk9iZqI/XEv4y308zzI/AAAAAAAABU8/eMk0aV-xfzQfQ1WmuBGZImvP5FnBS2tewCLcBGAs/s1600/Ancient%2BRoman%2BConcrete.jpg[/img]
This is not a modern-day concrete but a 2000-year-old Roman concrete which is stronger and better than the ones that are used nowadays. Not only is the Roman concrete is more durable than modern cement, it even gets stronger with time!

Modern concrete is a typically a mixture of silica sand, limestone, clay, chalk and other ingredients that are melted together at insanely high temperatures. The final product is made inert so that no chemical reactions can take place that might lead to erosion. This is the reason why concrete does not last as long as natural rocks. On the other hand, ancient Roman concrete was created with volcanic ash, lime, and seawater. The Romans took advantage of the chemical reactions they may have observed in tuff rocks, which are naturally cemented volcanic ash deposits.

6. Drills and Natural Gas Pipelines in Ancient China

[img]https://2.bp..com/-AiIjEmOUN9w/XEv6k2tbgrI/AAAAAAAABVI/M2BQuVeGPNMmeOJYNy7Sa_SWpm_EXiaUwCLcBGAs/s1600/Chinese%2BSalt%2BDrill%2BSite.png[/img]
Salt was a highly valuable resource in the ancient world, both as a preservative before refrigeration and as the only weapon keeping the slug people away. The Chinese had no choice but to dig down into the ground in search of that savory white gold.
[img]https://1.bp..com/-3vyl5CoSkSE/XEv8fJFAX7I/AAAAAAAABVc/V5uCO4cY_z021AZZwKI1Es5CLiMie86ZACLcBGAs/s1600/Chinese%2BDrilling%2BHoles.png[/img]
Their drilling methods weren't just ingenious, they were also sophisticated. They designed a whole catalog of drill tips for different circumstances, and even had a protocol for repairing cave-ins underground from the safety of the surface.


Continue Reading: https://www.yugo.com.ng/2019/01/8-ancient-inventions-far-ahead-of-their-time.html


lo and behold...No Arab invention!!!!
Re: Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding by fasho01(m): 9:57am On Jan 26, 2019
Informative

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