By Birllea
  • Period: 4000 BCE to 3000 BCE


    Believe it or not, silk actually has a very long history behind it. Silk was first discovered in ancient China. It is believed that Empress His Ling Shi invented it.
  • 3500 BCE

    3500 BCE

  • 2800 BCE

    The wheel

    It is belived that ancient Mesopotamian people invented the wheel. Wheels would of only been made from materials such as clay, mud, or rock.
  • 2500 BCE

    2500 BCE

  • 2500 BCE


    Paper was seen as a luxuory by many. Papyrus was used by ancient Egyptians where they wrote on plant-based sheets. It was then developed and changed in China by a man named Cai Lun.
  • Period: 2500 BCE to 1650 BCE

    The ball

    Nobody knows the exact date balls were invented but a ball made of linen rags and string was dicsovered in an Egyptians tomb back in 2500 BCE. It is believed that people started playing with balls in 1650 BCE
  • Period: 1900 BCE to 1800 BCE

    The alphabet

    The invention of the alphabet was somewhere in the 11th century. It was first started by people of the Mesopotamian people which is now known as modern day Iraq.
  • 500 BCE

    500 BCE

  • 150 BCE

    150 BCE

  • 50 BCE

    50 BCE

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    50 AD

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    150 AD

  • 500

    500 AD

  • 1500

    2500 AD

  • 1500


  • The telephone

    Old telephones were big, bulky, and the audio wouldnt of been very clear. They were very rare to spot at peoples homes, schools, univeriities and other places and were only for rich people. Evenetually the design of the telephone was redone and has since eveolved.
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    Gunpowder isnt used as much today as it was in the 1900s (WW1 and WW2). Gunpowder was mainly for weapons used to attack other countries, but humans have since found other substitues such as dynamite and oil.