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History of gunpowder

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Gunpowder is the first physical explosive and propellant. Before its invention, many incendiary and burning devices had been used, including Greek fire.

Gunpowder in Ancient China - History of Gunpowder - Quatr.us

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Gunpowder in Ancient China - the invention of gunpowder.

How Gunpowder Changed the World - Live Science

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Apr 6, 2008 ... The quest for immortality ironically led to gunpowder's invention.

The History of Gunpowder - China culture

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Gunpowder was invented by Chinese alchemists in the 9th century. Originally, it was made by mixing elemental sulfur, charcoal, and saltpeter (potassium ...

Gunpowder and Firearms

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Gunpowder's potential to move objects therefore made it attractive to military strategists designing .... "Fire-spurting lances" were also invented in the Song.

China - Gunpowder - Four Rivers Charter Public School

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When Chinese alchemists invented gunpowder it was a mistake. The alchemists were trying to find a potion for immortality and instead they wound up making ...

Gun and Gunpowder - Silkroad Foundation

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Along with the silk and paper, gunpowder is another invention by Chinese and the Silk Road helped it spread to the west. The dating of gunpowder is as early as ...

Four Inventions of Ancient China: Paper Making, Gunpowder ...

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The invention of paper greatly contributed to the spread and development of civilization. Before its invention, bones, tortoise shells, and bamboo slips were all  ...

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Feb 8, 2008 ... The ancient Chinese paid a great deal of attention to cultivating the mind and the body. In fact, even the fourth great invention from ancient ...
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Nov 4, 2013 ... The deadly irony of gunpowder - Eric Rosado ... century, Chinese chemists, hard at work on an immortality potion, instead invented gunpowder.
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Gunpowder was discovered in the 9th Century by Chinese alchemists, which led to the invention of firearms in the 1100's.
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Ancient Chinese Invented Gunpowder - Asian History - About.com

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Describes the invention of gunpowder by Tang Dynasty Chinese alchemists, around 850 A.D..

Gun Power - California State University, Fullerton

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Nov 1, 2006 ... Invention of Gunpowder Changed War Tactics, Political Landscapes, World ... was made that forever changed the face of war: gunpowder.

Who invented gunpowder? | Reference.com

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Gunpowder was invented by Taoist alchemists in China during the Tang Dynasty. While the name of the actual inventor is unknown, an alchemist named Wei ...