The ancient Egyptians are believed to be the first to invent a four-legged seat with a back, better known to most as a chair. The earliest examples have been found in tombs dating as far back as 2680 B.C.Continue Reading
The first chairs were low to the ground, ornately carved, and reserved for royalty and members of the priesthood. During the Renaissance, chairs became lighter and more varied in style. As life became more social, chairs became more prevalent.
By the 1800s, most American households had enough chairs for every family member. However, it wasn't until the 1900s that designers looked beyond the ancient materials of wood, animal hide and fabric and began exploring the possibilities of chair design with metal and plastic.Learn more about Inventions
Hair dye dates back to the Egyptians in 3400 B.C., when henna was used to cover up gray hair. A Roman doctor named Galen came up with a recipe for black hair dye in 100 A.D., which was tested and proved to be effective in 2006.Full Answer >
The art of wearing makeup was invented approximately 12,000 years ago by the ancient Egyptians. In the Egyptian culture, it was customary to adorn the body with a variety of scents and colors. Ancient Egyptian makeup was generally made from common plants and other ingredients.Full Answer >
The invention of the ruler dates back to ancient civilizations, such as the Greeks and Egyptians. Used to make measurements in a straight line, the first excavated rulers were often made from wood or ivory.Full Answer >
Some of the first boats were likely invented and used by the Egyptians and Mesopotamians as far back as 3000 BC. These ancient civilizations used anything from small boats that were crafted from wood, bark and animal hides, to large sea-going vessels constructed mainly from cedar planks.Full Answer >