The aerial tram of Gdańsk

In the early 1640s, Dutch engineer Adam Wybe (1584-1683) was given the task of building a new fortification on a hill in Gdańsk. In order to accomplish this, many tons of heavy material had to be transported from another hilltop, across a river and up the other hill.

The first windmills

As with many things in history, it’s highly disputed when and where windmills were invented. What the evidence does show however, is that the Persians built so-called panemone windmills around the 5th and 6th century.

Skara Brae: Older than Stonehenge

Skara Brae is a stone-built Neolithic settlement in Scotland. As of today, there are 8 known house built into the ground.