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When Did People First Star Using Money?

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When Was Money First Used! The man got along quite a long time without money. He used what we call the "barter system". If a man wanted something he did not make or raise himself, he found another person who had what he wanted and offered him something in exchange. The first kind of "money" used by primitive man usually consisted...

When Were The First Coins Made?

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The Profound History Of Coins! A coin is a piece of metal of a given weight and alloy with the mark or stamp of those who issued it. The first coins were made in the seventh century B.C. by the Lydians. They were wealthy and powerful people living in Asia Minor. These primitive coins were made of "electrum", which is...

What Was PAPYRUS?

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The Ancient PAPYRUS! The first man-made writing material was papyrus, made from the papyrus plant. Papyrus was invented about 2000 B.C. by the Egyptians. For about 2,500 years or more, it was the only writing material used by man. Papyrus is a reedlike plant belonging to the family of sedges. It grows to a height of three to ten feet. The...

Who Made The First Paintings?

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The First Paintings! Many artists today paint pictures in which they make no effort to show the world around them. But when man began to paint pictures, that is exactly what he wanted to do. In caves, where early man lived thousands of years ago, paintings have been found that show animals as lifelike as can be. These were made by...

Who Made The First Printing Press?

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The First Printing Press. The first printing of any kind was done by Chinese and Japnese in the fifth century. At that time and for hundreds of years afterwards, books were so scarce and so hard to make, that few people could read or had books from which to learn. The first printers used blocks of wood as the printing formes....

When Was The First Book Written?

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The First Book Ever Written. It took many thousands of years to reach the stage where he could produce anything that even remotely resembles books as we know it. So when we consider the first "book", we have to think of something quite different. In fact, the earliest books we know about were not really books in the modern sense...

How Was The First Recording Made?

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First Recording ever made! The first recording was made by Thomas Edison in 1877. His first machine had a cylinder turned by a hand crank. There was also a horn and a blunted needle. At the small end of the horn, there was a flexible cover. Sound waves that entered the large end of the horn moved this cover one way...

Who Invented The Drums?

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When Was the First Drums Made? Unlike other musical instruments which came into being as the result of the work of one individual or several individuals, the drums have been in existence since the time the time of earliest man. Many different kinds of the drum have been used all over all over the world by the most primitive men, many of...

Who Invented The Accordion?

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Accordion History The Accordion is an instrument made on the principle of the bellows. The sound is made by forcing air through metallic reeds. The development of this instrument can be traced over a period of many years. The metal reeds, that are part of the instrument. were first used by the ancient Chinese in a musical instrument known as "cheng"....

Who Made The First Photograph?

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The First Photography Man's desire to be able to take photographs goes back hundreds of years. From the eleventh to the sixteenth century, there was a device called "the camera obscura", which was a forerunner of the photography camera. It's purpose which could be traced by hand as to show on paper an image which could be traced by hand to give...