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Roman science – What did ancient Romans invent?

By |2018-04-25T10:26:44+00:00September 4th, 2017|Romans, Science|

Roman mold-blown glass (100s AD) What we call Roman science is a mixture of two different things. The first is the discoveries and inventions made by scientists working in parts of West Asia and Africa that the Romans had conquered. In these places, scientists had already been working for a long time. They [...]

Ships and sailing in ancient India

By |2017-07-22T06:20:41+00:00July 22nd, 2017|India, Science|

Indus River boat (ca. 2500 BC) The first people to come to India from Africa, about 50,000 BC, may have come in boats, following schools of fish along the coasts around the Arabian Peninsula. Certainly people in India were using not only boats but sails in the Stone Age, by 3000 BC. These early boats may have been made out [...]