Ancient people were 2,000 years more advanced than we thought

The world’s most ancient known boat-making site lies submerged off the coast of the Isle of Wight. 8,000 years ago it was used by Stone age shipbuilders to explore the British coastline. This week, a new discovery has been made there. It is a wooden platform that, to the discerning eye, shows signs of advanced woodworking that archaeologists once believed were not invented for another 2,000 years. It shows that these ancient people were far more technologically advanced than we believed.

A Sunken Lion

This Lion monument is from Heracleion, a sunken Egyptian city. Before the 2nd Century BC it was the primary port of Egypt. But after a catastrophic flood, its soil liquified and the entire city gradually sunk into the Mediterranean sea.