Actual things that existed in ancient times
Some modern invention actually appeared many centuries or even millennia ago. The claim that all ancient men were primitive - a blatant injustice.
Before you 8 inventions which arose much earlier than we originally thought.
1. prosthetics and plastic surgery, 3000 BC. e.
The first attempts to correct the appearance of the disadvantages relate to the earliest times. One example is the Egyptian prosthetic nose, which was not only aesthetic, but also quite effective.
2. Sewage system, approx. 2600 BC. e.
The earliest sewer facilities owned by the Indus Valley Civilization: Mohenjo-Daro were the public toilets and the city sewer system. Mention of the effluents were also known in ancient Babylon, in some Chinese cities, and in Rome.
3. Battery approx. 2500 BC. e.
Baghdad Battery is a ceramic pot, comprising a copper tube with an iron rod inside. Copies of this battery really able to create some tension. Perhaps the ancient Babylonians knew the galvanizing method, which is used for these containers, although skeptics claim that they were only for the storage of scrolls.
4. Flame Thrower, approx. 420 BC. e.
The prototype of this formidable weapon was first used at the Battle of Deliume. Flamer copper tube was used to project the liquid fuel mixture.
5. Alarm approx. 400 BC. e.
The Greek philosopher Plato used the water clock, which might beep to remind him that it was time to start his lectures. In ancient Rome, and the Middle East, water alarms have been developed.
6. Vending Machine, 1st century AD.
Nowadays, vending machines can sell anything, from toys to freshly baked pizza. Even in times of Gerona you could buy only holy water to wash his hands at the temples. After introducing coins into the apparatus, it will actuate the mechanism that gave part of the water from the reservoir to the client.
7. The odometer, 1st century AD. e.
Syracuse architect was invented by a distance measuring instrument, traveled by the vehicle, or. First odometer was like a set of small wheels with numbers on them, which showed the distance traveled long as you move the vehicle.
8. The computer 100 BC. e.
Antikythera Mechanism is considered "old computer", because the device can track the movement of celestial bodies and to predict solar and lunar eclipses. It was also used to calculate the date of commencement of the Olympic Games.