Men worked for hours at this endless-chain machine to irrigate the fields. It forced water to flow uphill, pushed by wooden squares. Image by factsanddetails.
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Chinese potters left clay to weather for up to 40 years before firing (baking) it at very high temperatures, until it was smooth as glass. Image by Nagarjun.
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An image of Bullock Cart which mainly traveled on the Silk Road. Before, carts were made of wood and woven bamboo, with strong wooden wheels. Photo by magiceye.