Ancient Wonders of Engineering – Part One

Engineering has come a long way since ancient times, and we’re able to invent and create incredible things that once we would only have dreamed of. However, there are some works of ancient engineering that still impress and amaze us today due to the level of advancement at such an early time.

Göbekli Tepe

This stone creation is incredible to view, with its massive stone pillars arranged into a set of rings. Foxes, snakes, boars and other animals are carved into the stone, some of them being 3D. But what makes this collection of rough stones so remarkable is the fact that it’s thought to have been built around 9000 B.C. That’s so early that it predates farming, it also predates Stonehenge by 6000 years. The largest of the stones are 18 feet tall and weigh around 60 tonnes, so the question remains, in a time before farming, how did these ancient people build this amazing work of architecture?


Colosseum Wonders

The Coliseums are impressive enough as they are, but what really amazes modern-day scientists is the lengths to which the Romans would go for a good show. One such form of entertainment featured the re-enactment of epic naval battles. The Coliseum would be flooded with water and filled with ships which slaves and prisoners of war would be forced to board and act out battles. Archaeologists discovered that they used a system of aqueducts that lead to the arena.


Derinkuyu’s Underground City

In 1963, a man of the Nevşehir Province of Turkey discovered the underground city of Derinkuyu when he knocked down a wall in his home and found an intricate tunnel system. This huge city dates back to somewhere between the 15th century and 12th century B.C. What’s truly incredible about the city is the depth to which it goes. It’s amazing to think that those who built and excavated it would have been equipped with primitive tools, yet they were able to create a city large enough to house around 20,000 people.


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