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The Best Inventions from the Byzantine Empire  

Wayne Szalinski
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A list of famous Byzantine inventions and innovations. Ancient cultures have long been known to discover, create, and produce new and useful tools, medicines, and foods, and ancient Byzantine inventions are among the most popular discoveries still used today. This list of Byzantine inventions includes items like the counterweight trebuchet, grenade, and pedentive dome, as well as modern Byzantine inventions like the flamethrower.

Over the years, historical inventions from Byzantine Empire have helped move society forward, enabling humans to hunt, eat, and travel in much more efficient ways. Ancient Byzantine Empire inventions have also allowed people to learn more about the world, keep safe from wildlife, and stay healthier longer.

These inventions by Byzantine inventors are labeled by era from which they came. Vote for your favorites to move them to the top of the list, and add any that you see missing.
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Grenade is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Inventions from the Byzantine Empire
741 AD
2
Flamethrower is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Inventions from the Byzantine Empire
3
Greek Fire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Inventions from the Byzantine Empire
Greek Fire
674
4
Pendentive dome is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Inventions from the Byzantine Empire
Pendentive dome
563 AD
5
Counterweight trebuchet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Inventions from the Byzantine Empire
Counterweight trebuchet
12th century
6
Hagia Sophia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Inventions from the Byzantine Empire
garima added
7
Pointed arch bridge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Inventions from the Byzantine Empire
Pointed arch bridge
5th century AD
8
Hand-trebuchet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Inventions from the Byzantine Empire
Hand-trebuchet
965
9
Ship mill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Inventions from the Byzantine Empire
Ship mill
537
10
Cross-in-square is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Inventions from the Byzantine Empire
Cross-in-square
880
11
Icon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Inventions from the Byzantine Empire
8th century
12
Little Hagia Sophia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Inventions from the Byzantine Empire
garima added