The Post Quiz: Ancient Inventions?

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Everything worth doing was done in your lifetime, right? Just how old are you, Methuselah?

The Post Quiz: Ancient Inventions?

An illustration of imaginary air travel from 1900.

Ah, invention. Ah, technology. A feature of modern times.

Not so fast: some of these inventions are truly ancient.

Match the invention to the time of its first appearance – at least, as far as the archaeologists can tell.

  1. Compass
  2. Steam turbine
  3. Rocket
  4. Printing
  5. Bikini
  6. Saddle
  7. (Brain) Surgery Instruments
  8. Enigma-Style Code Machine
  9. Battery
  10. Segway
  • 1400 BCE
  • 5600 BCE
  • 6500 BCE
  • 250 BCE
  • 3rd Millennium CE
  • 13th Century CE
  • 1st Century CE
  • 3000 BCE
  • 4000 BCE
  • 5th Century BCE

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