Gunpowder was discovered by Taoist alchemists who were searching for an elixir of immortality

Gunpowder was invented in China while taoists attempted to create a potion of immortality. Chinese military forces used gunpowder-based weapons (i.e. rockets, guns, cannons) and explosives (i.e. grenades and different types of bombs) against the Mongols when the Mongols attempted to invade and breach city fortifications on China’s northern borders. After the Mongols conquered China […]