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December 10, 2013

We've got the Chimu empire on the line.


There’s a 1,200-year-old Phone in the Smithsonian Collections
The marvel of acoustic engineering—cunningly constructed of two resin-coated gourd receivers, each three-and-one-half inches long; stretched-hide membranes stitched around the bases of the receivers; and cotton-twine cord extending 75 feet when pulled taut—arose out of the Chimu empire at its height.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 10, 2013 12:24 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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BFD, it ain't wireless…..

Posted by: Jack at December 11, 2013 10:36 AM

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