It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by Violater1
The mysteries like the The Baghdad Battery.
Did you know the Minoans were only a 300 or so years behind our modern times? Rome herself was about 200 years behind our modern times
Originally posted by Suspiria
We've got them coming out of our backsides!
Let's tale Rome for example. Their medical knowledge was only surpassed around WW1 (minus injections...I think.
That's another thought all together though). Their infrastructure was only surpassed in nations like America and England circa 1850.
Now it's probable that Rome had some kind of knowledge of fire arms and gun powder, as they had trade with China, and the use of "grenades" is pretty ancient.
"When building a house or farm especial care should be taken to place it at the foot of a wooded hill where it is exposed to health-giving winds. Care should be taken where there are swamps in the neighbourhood, because certain tiny creatures which cannot be seen by the eyes breed there. These float through the air and enter the body by the mouth and nose and cause serious disease." Marcus Varro.
I’d say the Chinese were there in 1500 years before if you mean city organization, roads, fortifications and canals however we may be defining 'infrastructure' differently
Probably not as the Chinese didn’t have it until centuries after Rome had fallen
Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by JB1234
yep, but its translation can infer some sort of honeycombing structure or compression. Lamented wood basically is plywood. But such practices were unheard of thousands of years ago.
Greece is a whole other story. Did you know the Minoans were only a 300 or so years behind our modern times? Rome herself was about 200 years behind our modern times. Minoan society was pretty awesome.
Take a gander.
Might as well be your local house or shopping mall.
edit on 12-10-2011 by Gorman91 because: (no reason given)edit on 12-10-2011 by Gorman91 because: (no reason given)