Ancient China was an incredibly innovative and determined culture at the time. They made daily necessities far easier by creating items the human race could not go without in today’s world. Some of their inventions dated as far back as the Paleolithic Period, impressively enough. The Chinese were well ahead of their time – creating gunpowder, paper, the compass, and even the original form of printing. Even today, some of these inventions are in use and celebrated regularly. Here are ten incredible inventions from Ancient China.

Paper Making

For the longest time, human beings would use wood, stone, or bone for writing. Around 105 AD, however, the Chinese developed paper for writing.


The invention of silk is said to date back to the 4th millennium BCE. Silk was often used in clothing, writing, fishing, and instruments. It was a major part of Chinese society and their trade networks.

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