Ancient China Inventions

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In History
  • 2,700 BCE

    Tea

    Tea
    Tea was made by letting tea leaves sit in boiling water. It was created in 2700 BC but it was mostly made for medicine. It didn't start to be used as a regular drink until the 8th century BC. INDUSTRY
  • 150

    Paper

    Paper
    The Chinese invented paper making with hemp around the second century. Then they started making it with the bark of a mulberry tree. INDUSTRY
  • Feb 15, 650

    Printing

    Printing
    Printing was created in the seventh century. The ancient Chinese used the woodblock technique to print paper. They drew symbols on the paper and then glued the paper on a wood block. He then carved the wood leaving the symbols raised. INDUSTRY
  • Feb 16, 750

    Mechanical clock

    Mechanical clock
    The mechanical clock was invented in the 8th century. It was more accurate than previous time keeping devices. The clock was a wheel that made a complete turn once every 24 hours. EVERYDAY OBJECTS
  • Feb 16, 800

    Paper Money

    Paper Money
    The ancient Chinese invented paper money in the late 8th early 9th century. Like the cards the money was made using the woodblock printer. EVERYDAY OBJECTS
  • Feb 15, 850

    Gunpowder

    Gunpowder
    Gunpowder was made by accident by a Chinese alchemist by accident. He was looking for a mixture for eternal life and he mixed up gunpowder. MILITARY TECHNOLOGY
  • Feb 16, 850

    Game cards

    Game cards
    The Ancient Chinese created the game cards in the 9th century. Printers used the woodblock printer to create the cards out of thick paper. EVERYDAY OBJECTS
  • Feb 15, 950

    Flamethrower

    Flamethrower
    The first weapon that the ancient Chinese made from gunpowder was the flamethrower. It is a mixture of gunpowder and oil. The mixture sprayed enemies with a stream of fire. MILITARY TECHNOLOGY
  • Feb 15, 1300

    Rocketry

    Rocketry
    Rockets were powered by a black powder made from saltpeter, charcoal, and sulfur. At first rockets were used for fireworks, then they were used for war. MILITARY TECHNOLOGY