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5,100-Year-Old Hydraulic System Found in China Is the Oldest in the World


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 8 days ago - ancient-origins.net
Four years of excavations have unearthed an immense water engineering project created in China about 5,100 years ago. This predates the oldest known comparable system; which is from Mesopotamia and dates to around 4,900 years ago...



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Freya H (361)
Wednesday December 6, 2017, 4:30 pm
The ancients knew a lot more than we think, and were more sophisticated than we give them credit. What if that level of innovation had been maintained uninterrupted over the millennia?
 

Animae C (512)
Wednesday December 6, 2017, 4:31 pm
i agree with Freya!
Fascinating.

TY Marty
 

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday December 6, 2017, 8:39 pm
I too agree with Freya. Who would've ever thought?? hanks Marty
 

Peggy B (39)
Thursday December 7, 2017, 2:10 am
TYFS
 

Ben O (173)
Thursday December 7, 2017, 7:19 am
WOW! Thanks Marty...
 

S J (130)
Thursday December 7, 2017, 8:11 am
Amazing truly amazing! I am proud of my ancestors. Meows meow Marty
 

Lenore K (0)
Thursday December 7, 2017, 6:00 pm
k
 

Janet B (0)
Thursday December 7, 2017, 7:27 pm
Thanks
 

Janet B (0)
Friday December 8, 2017, 1:20 pm
Thanks
 

Lenore K (0)
Friday December 8, 2017, 8:12 pm
ko
 

Danuta W (1248)
Saturday December 9, 2017, 2:40 am
noted
 

Lenore K (0)
Saturday December 9, 2017, 8:27 pm
ko
 

Janet B (0)
Saturday December 9, 2017, 8:45 pm
Thanks
 

Patricia N (9)
Saturday December 9, 2017, 10:21 pm
We have had a lot of civilizations that disappeared and we started over again with the surviving small population. That is my opinion at almost 79 years of living and reading and watching lots of documentaries. Thanks Marty.
 

Lenore K (0)
Sunday December 10, 2017, 6:13 pm
ok
 

Janet B (0)
Sunday December 10, 2017, 8:47 pm
Thanks
 

Ed Site Issues V (196)
Monday December 11, 2017, 5:43 am
Noted, Thanks
 

Ian Crory (28)
Monday December 11, 2017, 1:54 pm
:)
 

Lenore K (0)
Monday December 11, 2017, 7:14 pm
ok
 

Janet B (0)
Monday December 11, 2017, 7:24 pm
Thanks
 

Lenore K (0)
Tuesday December 12, 2017, 6:26 pm
okk
 

Doris F (21)
Wednesday December 13, 2017, 11:57 am
amazing, tyfs Marty
 

Harry Knapp (0)
Wednesday December 13, 2017, 7:17 pm
great article Marty
 

Connie O (44)
Wednesday December 13, 2017, 8:16 pm
Awesome!
 
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