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Although the wikipedia article notes that a major cause of the rebellion was an agrarian crisis, note that famine is often caused due to factors other than agricultural production alone. Often bad distribution, heavy taxes and low market prices for agricultural produce cause famine. While it may look like agricultural technology was in its infancy then, ...


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It is a bronze lasanum, a very expensive piece of equipment. The way it works is you put charcoal and some oil/wood in it and light it which makes a hot fire (as you can see flames are coming out of it). You then spit meat and put it in the lasanum to roast the meat. This particular lasanum seems to have a arch allowing it to be hung and the man is hanging ...


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I think it is a bee smoker. You can see the man on the far left stripping the hive.


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That sounds like just one person's theory. There is really no consensus on when humans acquired language, but most do seem to think that it was at the least part of the package of being an anatomically modern human (Homo Sapiens), so it is at least 100,000 years old. Thus any finds that predate language are probably not human (as we tend to think of it), ...


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Another example would be the central heating technology used by Minoans before 1500 BC, and also some Greeks and Romans. Also, flushing toilets are attested since 3000 BC in Indus civilisation (and Minoans had them before 1500 BC too), but also in neolithic villages in western Europe like Skara Brae (~3000 BC). This was mostly lost in western civilisation ...


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That's an Hermes Ambassador typewriter similar to the one shown here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shordzi/6155039056/ These were top quality typewriters. The dedicated top "1.." keys were designed to ease typing numerical values in column. They are described in Page 12 of the typewriter user's manual, chapter "Decimal tabulator" : ...


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A couple of fun and interesting inventions that haven't been mentioned yet is the Roman art of glassmaking. One technique which was lost was making glass vessels known as caged glass. It is a technique which even modern scholars have a hard time duplicating. It was also mentioned that the Romans were the first people to invent the 'hamburger'. Not only has ...


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A portion of one of the ancient Damascus steel blades was removed and examined, the molecular structure was made up of a series of carbon nanotubes around iron nanowires. It's unknown as to how this was achieved, and hasn't been replicated by modern humans. It's sometimes referred to as Wootz steel. Ref Modern attempts at replicating Damascus steel involves ...



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