8 modern things that actually existed long before usBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/8-modern-things-that-actually-existed-long-before-us
Some modern inventions actually appeared many centuries or even millennia ago. The claim that all ancient people were primitive is a gross injustice.
Pictolic has discovered 8 inventions that are much earlier than we originally thought.
1. Prosthetics and plastic surgery, 3000 BC
The first attempts to correct the shortcomings of the appearance date back to the earliest times. One example is the Egyptian prosthetic sock, which was not only aesthetically pleasing but also quite effective.
2. Sewer system, approx. 2600 BC e.
The earliest sewerage works belonged to the Indus Valley Civilization: Mohenjo-daro had public toilets and a city sewer system. Wastewater was also mentioned in ancient Babylon, in some Chinese cities, and in Rome.
3. Battery, approx. 2500 BC
The Baghdad Battery is a ceramic pot containing a copper tube with an iron rod inside. Copies of this battery are indeed capable of creating some voltage. It is possible that the ancient Babylonians knew the galvanizing method these containers were used for, although skeptics argue that they only served to store scrolls.
4. Flamethrower, approx. 420 BC
The prototype of this formidable weapon was first used at the Battle of Delium. The flamethrower was a copper tube used to project a liquid combustible mixture.
5. Alarm clock, approx. 400 BC e.
The Greek philosopher Plato used a water clock that could beep to remind him that it was time to start his lectures. In ancient Rome and the Middle East, water alarms were developed.
6. Vending machine, 1st century AD
Nowadays, vending machines can sell anything from toys to freshly baked pizzas. Back in the time of Heron, you could only buy holy water to wash your hands in temples. After inserting a coin into the device, it will activate a mechanism that dispenses part of the water from the tank to the client.
7. Odometer, 1st century AD
The architect Syracuse invented a tool for measuring the distance traveled by a vehicle. The first odometer was like a set of small wheels with numbers on them that showed the length of the distance traveled as the vehicle moved.
8. Computer, 100 BC
The Antikythera Mechanism is considered an "ancient computer" because it can track the movement of celestial bodies and predict solar and lunar eclipses. It has also been used to calculate the start date for the Olympic Games.