FYI logo

Top 10 Ancient Instruments and Machines In The World That You Won't Believe Exist

10 Oldest Instruments And Machines

By Kunal RavanPublished 9 months ago 7 min read

The people of the 21st century i.e. we believe that the modern technologies that we use today have evolved within the last 100 years. Our generation only started using it. Isn't it? but it's not like that. During the search of people, some such techniques have come in hand which you cannot even imagine and those techniques are not 200, 300 or 500 years old but are thousands of years old techniques.

So in today's article we will discuss 10 such ancient instruments. Or we will talk about ancient techniques, knowing about which your eyes will be kept wide open. Learn a lot about ancient instruments.

10. Ancient Xylophone

Xylophone is at 10th place in this list. The relationship between humans and music is older than our imaginations. Scientists discovered this ancient sandstone in the early 20th century and believe that it was either used to grind grain or it is an ancient instrument that is actually a musical instrument and is believed to be an archaeologist came out by mistake.

It is estimated that the construction of this sandstone instrument was made in the Neolithic age i.e. about 7000 to 8000 years ago. This shows how long there is a relationship between humans and music.

9. Quimbaya Artifacts

It is followed by Quimbaya Artifacts at 9th place in the list. Seeing this, we can say that seeing the birds flying in the sky, mankind also had the desire to fly in this way. During excavations in Colombia, scholars found some 1000-year-old sculptures.

According to him it was built by a tribe named Babimba. The design of these sculptures is like that of a modern airplane. In which there is some landing gear and wings etc.

8. The Phaistos Disc

It is followed by The Phaistos Disc at 8th place. There is a mysterious circle of "Minoan civilization". The largest and densest island of the ancient Minoan is "Crete". What was once the center of the Minoan civilization, one of the oldest civilizations in Europe. On July 3, 1908, an Italian archaeologist "Luigi Pernier" was excavating a royal palace of a Minoan civilization in the island of Phaistos', which was destroyed by an earthquake or volcanic eruption in ancient times.

During the excavation, the luigi went to a room that no one had visited for centuries. The room in which Luigi found a round disc. On which something was written in picture script. Look in the image, what is written in that disc discovered 111 years ago, it remains a mystery even today.

According to scientists, this disc is 4000 years old and till date no one has been able to decode it. The disc contains a total of 241 picture sections with 45 symbols, which are believed to be derived from the mysterious writing system of the ancient Minoan that has yet to be solved. Archaeologists Arthur Evans and Luigi Pernier both try to unravel the mystery of this mysterious disc but both are unsuccessful.

Since then, it has been attempted a total of 26 times, but only this can be estimated that it is such a linear writing that does not belong to any count language of the ancient world.

7. Byzantine Tablet

It is followed by the Byzantine tablet at 7th place. Turkish archaeologists excavating a port on the European side of the Bosporus unearthed a 1,200-year-old wooden object and claimed the tablet to be an ancient computer.

This tablet is made up of 5 tracks and each track is coated with Mom. It is believed that this tablet may have been used for the letter of appraisal of "invention".

6. The Coso Artifact

After that the Coso Artifact is at number 6th. In the year 1961, 3 explorers were investigating terrain near Olancha, California, during which a The Coso Artifact instrument was found dropped in a gorge of hard soil or rock. It is claimed by researchers that it is a "spark plug" and studied it and found that it was created thousands of years ago when humans did not even know about electric current.

What is now the modern "spark plug" was made in the 19th century but this Coso Artifact may be 0.5 million years old, but there is no consensus about it. Some people say that it was made by a very intelligent ancient civilization like Atlantis, while some people say that it has come from outside, not ours.

5. Antikythera Mechanism

Then the Antikythera device at 5th place in our list. Antikythera was actually an astronomical calculator. Which was used in ancient Minoan to track the Sorwar lunar eclipse. It is about 2000 years old. Scientists found this device in a dilapidated condition in the year 1901 from a completely destroyed ship on Antikythera Island.

That's why its name Antikythera system is big. Since then scientists have been engaged in decoding it and after a long study, now they have some success in decoding this computer. The remaining fragments of this Antikythera system are kept in the National Archaeological Museum "Athens".

Researchers first focused on the computer's internal system and are now studying the remaining fragments of its external surfaces. According to him, this machine used to see the position of the sun and moon in the sky along with the planets.

4. Baigong Pipes

Then Baigong Pipes came in 4th place. There is a chain closed duct located on the White Hill of China. It is also known by the name "Dillinga Pipe". The most interesting thing is that no evidence of any civilization has been found around it.

That is, the reason for which these were made, no one knows. It's still unknown, but it's a similar size here and there are saltwater lakes all over the place. Were found in its vicinity and the search is going on even today.

3. Roman Dodecahedron

After this the third instrument was the Roman Dodecahedron. See in this image this is the Roman Dodecahedron which was found in Europe and this is also not one such device that was found in many different parts of Europe. Most of these are found in France and Germany, while some are found in Hungary and England. Altogether more than 100 objects were found in all European parts of the Roman Empire.

Which is estimated to have been told in the second or third century. It is a hollow object made of glass or stone with 12 flat faces with a tribal shape. Although it is not yet known what it is, the most widely accepted belief is that the Roman Dodecahedron is a measuring device used to accurately measure a range on the battlefield.

2. Dropa Stones

The second is dropa stone. Can you believe this? That there are stones that record your voice. In the year 1937, 716 stone recorders were found in the cave of Mount Wokana between Tibet and China. You heard it right, even if it sounds like a stone to see a stone recorder. In the above image, see not one but all 716 such stones which are exactly alike.

When it was detected by scientific methods, this stone was 13,500 years old. The whole recorder is amazing because this recorder is just like a gramophone recorder. Right in the middle of it is a hole and grooves of stone, like those on a gramophone recorder. But till now no one has been able to reveal the secret of which instrument it must have been played on.

Dr. Sergey Yun, a great scientist of Russia, has worked hard for many years to prove that it is very difficult to find out on which instrument and through which needle it can be revived on a recorder itself. If it was a piece of stone, it could have been considered a coincidence, but it is a complete 716 stone, which all found in a cave, all have holes in the middle and grooves on all.

When these stones were tested with electrical instruments, everyone was surprised because electric rays are coming out of these stones all the time, so I have a question to you that 13,000 thousand years ago from today, humans had any such technology that could record something in stone? What do you think?

1. Baghdad Battery

The first device was the Baghdad battery. The Baghdad Battery or Parthian Battery is a set of 3 artifacts that were found together. See in this image objects such as a ceramic pot, a copper tube and these pots studded with iron have been told by experts to the time of Parthian rule. It was found 1500 years ago in the desert near Khujut Rabu, which is today's Iraq.

This is the most unique of the ancient instruments. According to archaeological scholars, this object is actually a device that generates electricity. Which was used for plating gold on other metals such as silver. If this estimate is correct, then the Baghdad battery is more than 1500 years old. But there is a dispute regarding these artifacts regarding their original time.

St. John Simpson, near the Ancient East in the British Museum, is believed to have come from Sassanid rule times and is of scientific nature and has the ability to pass electricity. Finally, to escalate the controversy, it was shown in the Discovery Channel that this jar was at least used to coat small things with metal. That is, imagine that at the time when electricity was not even invented, at that time people had made such devices which used to do the work of electricity.


About the Creator

Kunal Ravan

My name is kunal, I am enthusiastic writer from my childhood, and I am passionate about my work, and I love to write articles on different topics, mainly top 10 lists based articles on different topics.

Reader insights

Nice work

Very well written. Keep up the good work!

Add your insights


There are no comments for this story

Be the first to respond and start the conversation.

Sign in to comment

    Find us on social media

    Miscellaneous links

    • Explore
    • Contact
    • Privacy Policy
    • Terms of Use
    • Support

    © 2023 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.