Most of us find history boring. But when we take a close look at it, it is filled with so much adventure and mystery. History is not just the study of who ruled over whom, it also deals with so many interesting facts, and you will be quite baffled to see how brilliant out ancestors were. With the technology we have today, we feel as if we can do anything. But back in those days, they pretty much didn’t have anything, but still, there are certain things which make us wonder how it was possible for our ancestors to make things which we in our modern world can barely manage:
Roman Technicolor Cup:
So yea, for most of us it might sound like just another cup, and it pretty much is a cup until you see it in the light. When you flash the light from the front of the cup, you will be able to see the cup turn into green. But when you flash the light from its back, you will be able to see that the cup turns into red. Now that might not impress you. But when the scientists did their research about the cup, the found out that the cup was made out of gold and silver flecks which is like a thousand times thinner than hair. So, if we are taking credit for inventing nanotechnology, we are wrong.
We all are proud of our GPS systems and think that we are smart enough to find something that good. But let’s just say that the Vikings found something which was much similar to the GPS systems we have today. The Vikings had a device named Uunartoq disc with which they could find their way even when the sun went down. It is said that the Vikings have used a crystal in the device which helps them to find their way even in dim light.
Romans and their concrete:
There are many magnificent ancient Roman structures which still stand today. Most of their structures like the Colosseum is build only on cement, and they haven’t used any iron structures. We know that not a single builder in today’s world would ever be able to construct a building without iron beams.
The Romans yet again prove to be geniuses. It is said that they figured out a way to make flexible glass and it was called it the vitrum flexible. The flexible glass was invented sometime around 14 to 37 BC when Tiberius Caesar was the ruler. The glass cannot be broken, and if it is dented, it can be quickly be hammered back into its shape. Caesar ordered the execution of the person who created this glass as he feared that this new invention would shatter the economy of Rome.