The 5 Most Amazing Feats Of Ancient Engineering

Want to build your own pyramid? How about some rice terraces? Sure, you could use some fancy modern equipment and take the easy way out…

Or you could only use the tools available to those in times like 2500 B.C. and the like. When  you stop to think and admire the incredible feats of engineering from the past few millenia, it’s easy to be blown away. This truly informative infographic from Engineering Management spells out the top 5 most amazing pieces of ancient engineering you should know about.

1 Comment

  1. David Webb

    September 17, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Even UNESCO can be misleading I suppose. In the photo of the Giza pyramids in this article, one might be led to believe that the featured pyramid at center is that of Khufu, when in fact it is that of his son Khafre. Khufu’s pyramid is in the background to the right. It is slightly larger, though Kafre’s tends to *look* larger since it is built on slightly higher ground, but photos like these are generally taken using a wide-angle lens tipped skyward which makes Khufu’s pyramid look far away and smaller . In addition, Khafre’s pyramid generally gets more attention in pictures since it still has some casing stones in place near the top, while his Father’s pyramid is missing its casing stones, and in fact the top few courses of stone.