Top 10 Inventions Of The Ancient World You Didn’t Know About


We already talked about the importance of all prehistoric inventions and how much the world benefits from them to this day. Despite what most people tend to believe, it wasn’t just the industrial revolution that pushed the world forward in terms of technological and economic standards. As a matter of fact, if we are to ignore a short period of time during the dark ages, mankind has constantly been on a path to development and progress.

We not only have the wonders of the ancient world as evidence of this fact but a lot of ingenious inventions from that time period as well. Today, we’ll look at some of the most important inventions in the ancient world and how much of an impact they had on human development as a whole.

Interestingly enough, most of these inventions have revolutionized the world in one way or another, both for better and worse. Long story short, here are the ten most important inventions of the ancient world.


Many people don’t know this but odometers aren’t modern inventions by any means. As a matter of fact, odometers were first used by the ancient Greeks followed by the Romans later on. In truth, Roman odometers weren’t like the ones we used today but they were still very efficient nonetheless. For instance, Roman odometers consisted of carts with specially designed mechanisms that would strike a pin every time their wheels made a complete turn.