25 Pieces Of Modern Technology That Are Actually Ancient

Do you ever think about how the technologies that you use every day were invented? Okay, of course you do. But there are probably a few that you consistently overlook, or at least take for granted. How about screws? You never thought about them did you? Well, today we’re going to take a look at 25 Pieces Of Modern Technology That Are Actually Ancient!

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Odometer

Odometer

This may surprise you, but odometers trace their history all the way back to the Greeks and Romans. Hey, nobody wants to buy a used up chariot!

19

The Wheel

The wheel

You probably saw this one coming, but in the past 3,000 years, it still hasn’t gone out of style.


18

Maps and Cartography

Maps and cartography

Although today we use satellites, ever since humans wandered far enough to lose sight of home, we’ve been making maps.

17

Makeup

Makeup

No, the Kardashians didn’t invent vanity; it’s been around for quite some time. But seriously, ancient celebrities were into make up thousands of years before Hollywood stars were a thing.

 

Want to know more about makeup’s history? Check out 25 Cool Makeup History Facts You’ll Want To Know!


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Sharp Edges

Sharp edges

Whether it’s a scythe or a reciprocating saw, for hunting and gathering or cutting your favorite pizza, sharp edges have yet to go out of style.

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