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Energy Timeline

ENERGY SOURCE, PROCESSING, AND STORAGE EVENTS

Energy Timeline

B.C.E.  
2600 Construction of Lake Moeris in Egypt, a reservoir created by a dam 27 miles long.
2589 Construction of Great Pyramid of Khufu begins and lasts until 2566 B.C.E.; innovative use of available power for transportation and construction.
1500 Water clocks being used by Egyptians.
850 Natural gas utilized in China.
400 An oil well is completed on an island in the Ionian Sea and the oil used in lamps.
180 Revolving mill invented; it is powered by slaves and asses.
65 Earliest known reference to the use of a windmill is made by Antipater of Thessalonica.
C.E.  
600 Arabs develop a windmill in which the pad- dlewheel revolves in the vertical plane.
1000 Burmese successfully drill oil wells.
1003 Wells are drilled in China for natural gas, which flows through bamboo pipes to be used perhaps in porcelain manufacture.
1200 Coal being mined in Europe.
1269 Frenchman...

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