A Timeline of Masterful Ancient Engineering [Infographic]

POSTED BY , UPDATED ON October 19th, 2019

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Our ancient ancestors were able to create wonders using only the most primitive of technology. Who hasn’t looked at the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the mighty structures of the ancient Greeks and wondered, “How did they do that?”

While some theorists sell our ancestors’ brains and ingenuity short and theorize that the ancient builders and designers must have had supernatural or even extraterrestrial help, archaeologists and modern engineers have been putting their heads together trying to devise ways the ancient design teams could have constructed their marvels with the materials and labor they had on hand.

It will be difficult to determine exactly how the structures were built unless we find a set of ancient blueprints carefully laid away somewhere, but determining methods the ancients could have used helps us gain insights into both archaic design processes and modern ingenuity.

Hopefully the collection of ancient engineering marvels shown below will spark your interest and imagination.

A Time Line of Masterful Engineering Infographic