The Silk Road (route) was the first major intercontinental route that stretched 4,000 miles or (6,400 km) between China and Rome. Continue reading
Romans built the first military hospitals circa 100 BCE. Continue reading
Firefighting in one form or another has been round for over 2000 years… A rich history for those who wish to learn more about firefighting.
Firefighting in Alexandria, Egypt, circa 100 BCE, was in the form of large, water-filled syringes.
- History of Fire Fighting Apparatus
In the centuries gone by fire has been looked upon by some peoples as a god, to be worshipped. Destructive conflagrations have been accepted as the angry expression of a deity.
- Firefighting apparatus – Wikipedia
A firefighting apparatus describes any vehicle that has been customized for use during firefighting operations. These vehicles are highly customized depending on their needs and the duty they will be performing.
- Glossary of firefighting equipment – Wikipedia
This is a glossary of firefighting equipment.
- fire fighting: History of Fire Fighting | Infoplease
Ancient Rome is known to have had a fire department consisting by the 1st cent. of approximately 7,000 paid firefighters. These fire brigades not only responded to and fought fires, but also patrolled the streets with the authority to impose corporal punishment upon those who violated fire-prevention codes.
Hero of Alexandria (Greek: Ἥρων ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς, Heron ho Alexandreus; also known as Heron of Alexandria; c. 10 AD – c. 70 AD) was a Greek mathematician and engineer who was active in his native city of Alexandria, Roman Egypt. Continue reading
Hero of Alexandria described a Vending machine circa 100 BCE. He spotted a coin-operated device that dispensed holy water in an Egyptian temple.
- Hero of Alexandria – Wikipedia
Much of Hero’s original writings and designs have been lost, but some of his works were preserved in Arabic manuscripts.
- Heron of Alexandria | Greek mathematician | Britannica.com
Heron of Alexandria, also called Hero (flourished c. ad 62, Alexandria, Egypt), Greek geometer and inventor whose writings preserved for posterity a knowledge of the mathematics and engineering of Babylonia, ancient Egypt, and the Greco-Roman world.
- The ancient invention of the steam engine by the Hero of Alexandria …
In our society today we are often surprised and impressed by the advancement of technology and engineering, a major characteristic of our civilisation. However if we look back more than 2,000 years ago, we can find mechanical marvels and incredible feats of engineering that were ahead of their time. Many became lost to the pages of history, only to become reinvented just a few centuries ago. This includes the first modern of the steam engine.
- Heron Of Alexandria – Mathematician Biography, Facts and Pictures
Many Greek scientists were known by the name Heron or Hero however the multi-faceted mathematician, scientist, inventor and engineer mentioned here is the ‘Heron of Alexandria’ who was born in 20 AD. He specialized in the fields of mechanics, mathematics and physics representing the works of the Hellenistic tradition in Science.
Hero of Alexandria
Greek Mathematician, Engineer, and Inventor