"Everything that can be invented has been invented." Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. patent office, 1899
Complete unconventional encyclopedias of advanced ancient devices and inventions are available at your local bookstores. However, it is only people
who invent them in our own time lets say for the past 500 years who get the credit.
Galileo is credited with mapping much of the Solar System where as we are just discovering ancient carvings that depict the solar system in its
entirety with the sun at the center!!!!!
The wright brothers were given credit to discovery of "winged flight" and yet the ancients knew about flying chariots, vinamas, and other flying
machines such as flying carpets. It is also reported that the ancient greek philosopher Archytas actually built one around 400 BC.
It is also a horrible misconception taught to impressionable youth that Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492, when the Native Cultures
were there for much much longer before he ever arrived!!!!
Cases like these could be found throughout history with famous men such as Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, and Henry Ford.
The ancient people had inventors too. However, it wasn't until recent years that inventors figured out how to develop their product into a successful
money making business.
The invention of the wheel itself is a mystery. Obviously records of who invented these early devices are long gone possibly never recorded at all,
but they seemed to originate all over the world at around 5000 BC. By 3000 BC Carts and wagons were the preferred mechanism to carry goods and
There are many different types of inventions that are just being discovered today. These inventions include: Sailboats, the hammer, the calculator,
unknown gears, nails, painting, coins, flying machines, swords, telescopes, binoculars, magnified glasses, the chariot, the bow and arrow, the mill,
certain farming tools, whips, rope, paper, and many many more.
So what have we forgotten about our ancient past that makes us believe that we are just inventing these things now? Is it just human ego?
edit on 5-9-2011 by jjf3rd77 because: (no reason given)