2018: The Year of Engineering
January 8, 2018 | posted by Jon Mitchell
As rope eingineers we know alot about the history of rope and that it is one of the oldest engineered materials. Natural cordage is tens of thousands of years old with evidence of twisted cordage found in clay impressions that is over 28,000 years old.
If you’ve visited our UK Head Office you may have seen our sample of Egyptian rope, which was cut from a length found in the Tura Caves, in the East bank of the river Nile. The rope, made from papryus or Nile reeds demonstrates early engineering with the reeds layering into three strands with opposing twists and is calculated to be over 2000 years old.