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Ancient uses of magnetism

Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt and Ancient China... How magnetism began and what it was used for in ancient times

Sasza Koczanowski

on 22 January 2013

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Ancient uses of Magnetism Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Ancient China Uses of Lodestone/Magnetite Images/ MLA Other Uses Ancient Greece Ancient Egypt Ancient China Compass Shepherd Magnes (Greece) How it was discovered - The first mention of lodestone was in China in 2500 BC.

- They then used the idea to protect their palaces by using lodestone to make the gates. - Shepherd Magnes was the first person credited with the discovery of Magnetism.

- Walking along when the iron nails in his shoes and staff stuck to the ground and named it magnetite

-The first known mention of magnetite in Greece was 550 BC. - protecting palaces from invaders as all armour/weapons would get stuck on the gate upon approach.

- The compass was used when attempting to navigate through fog while in battle.

- Used to navigate ships - Chinese traded ideas with the arabs who traded with the Europeans who used compasses to navigate ships from 1269 on.

- Used the idea to observe the magnets and lightning together and ended up creating electromagnetism.

- tried to come up with theories about magnetite but were unsuccesful. - used magnetism to perform tricks and make objects of worship float in air

- also used for navigation through the desert - The thought of lodestone brought peace of mind with it's supposed god like healing powers

- Compasses also used by William Gilbert

- Compasses were very useful for the Europeans as they were able to explore farther First Mention of "Lodestone" - The Chinese invented the Mariners compass in Early 12th century.

- They did this by putting a splinter of lodestone on water and realizing it always pointed North - South. The Mariners Compass
That the Chinese Invented Lodestone Cartoon Version of what
The first Emperor of China's Defence
mechanism (made of Lodestone) may
have looked like Cartoon Version of magnetite
being discovered in Magnesia
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