This 1200-Year-Old Telephone Was Invented By The Ancient Chimu Civilization

This primitive version of the telephone was invented over a thousand years ago by an ancient civilization.

The artifact was discovered in the ruins of Chan Chan, Peru, and appears to be between 1200 and 1500 years old.

This device is the first telephone technology in the world.

Those who managed to invent this communication technology were Chimu people in the Río Moche Valley of northern Peru.

The 3.5-inch (8.9-centimeter) long gourds are covered in resin and serve as sound transmitters and receivers. Stretched-hide membrane wraps around each gourd’s base. Cotton-twine makes up the 75-foot (22.8-meter) line that connects the two ends.

It seems that only the elite and priests of that time had access to this technology.

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