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.

Made to last: 1000 year old granite temple

The majestic Brihadeeswarar Temple located in Thanjavur is the biggest temple of its kind. The tower is 216ft/66 meters and is still an impressive sight to see even for todays standards.