Monday, March 30, 2015

Ancient Mega Factories

Dome of Hagia Sophia

Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of Ancient Impossible ~ Biggest Builds.

Caesarea is the earliest known example to have used underwater Roman concrete technology on such a large scale.

This installment of Ancient Impossible illustrates that the concept of large scale mass production and the assembly line began a thousand years before Henry Ford and Model T.

The Ruins of King Herod's Ancient Artificial Harbour of Caesarea (Caesarea Maritima)

A mega factory is a modern invention--wrong--the ancients were the first to build these thousands of years ago. What was the incredible 16 wheel Roman automated factory in the south of France which could feed 12,500 people a day?

The Barbegal mill, located on a steep slope in southern France, is considered the biggest ancient mill complex. Its capacity was sufficient to feed the whole nearby city of Arles.

How did the ancient Egyptians produce hundreds of vehicles of war every month

Egyptian War Chariot for the Battle of Kadesh

How did the Romans forge enough iron to equip an army, and mine enough gold to keep an economy afloat? With today’s technology, this would be achievable, but how did the ancients do this thousands of years ago? 

Waterwheel from Roman Mine at Rio Tinto

We reveal the impossible ingenuity and techniques that made it possible for the ancients to have “Mega Factories” of their own.

This episode of Ancient Impossible can be purchased direct from Amazon Instant video

Ancient Impossible ~ Biggest Builds

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