[ Wikipedia “Four Great Inventions of ancient China”] The other “Four Great Inventions of ancient China” are paper-making, printing, and the compass.
[ Wikipedia “Four Great Inventions of ancient China”] About 3,000 years ago, the Chinese were recording events in a written language of thousands of characters.
However, it was only produced for use by the Imperial Court.
Before they were recognized for what they were, locals thought they were dragon bones and were grinding them up as medicine to cure malaria.[Wikipedia] The world’s oldest surviving book is Chinese—a Buddhist text called the Diamond Sutra, which bears the date 868 AD.Along with other printed manuscripts, the book was discovered in 1907 in a walled-up cave in Dunhang (north-west China) and is on display at the British Library.12, 2005 ] Ice cream was invented in China around 200 BC, when the Chinese made a frozen mixture of milk, a rice mixture and snow.[BBC News “The origin of ice-cream”; Wikipedia “Ice cream”] The first documented use of toilet paper dates back to the 6th century in China.
[ BBC News “Oldest noodles unearthed in China” Oct.