30 Wonderful Manmade Creations Made Throughout History That Blows Everyone’s Mind Even Today

Published 3 years ago

Human beings have always found joy in the creation process. From jewelry to buildings, there is a variety of marvelous things that have been created all over the world. In the present day, we have various machines and tools to design the wonderful things that are being created every day. But our ancestors managed to create some breathtakingly detailed things without any advanced tools that don’t fail to astonish people even today.

Some surprisingly amazing artifacts are shared by the biggest online history catalog “Museum of Artifacts”, and we have collected 30 amazing pieces for you here. Scroll below and get amazed by these ancient artifacts.

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Ivory carving of a skull and coiled snake with carnelian eyes. Japan, Edo period, 1860.


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Wonderful 2000-year-old sapphire ring presumably belonged to Roman emperor Caligula, thought depicting his fourth wife Caesonia.


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In 1965, excavations in Mezhyrich, Ukraine, revealed the presence of 4 huts, made up of a total of 149 mammoth bones. These dwellings, which are about 15,000 years old, are some of the oldest shelters known to have been constructed by pre-historic man.


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The Veiled Christ, a 1753 marble sculpture by Giuseppe Sanmartino exhibited in the Cappella Sansevero in Naples. Due to its incredible detail, there was a legend that said that the statue was covered by real veil and slowly transformed over time into marble via chemical processes.


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An early example of a successful cranioplasty (Peru, ca. 400 CE). The patient survived, as evidenced by the well-healed in situ cranioplasty made from a gold inlay. Now on display at the Gold Museum of Peru and Weapons of the World in Lima.


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Prague’s astrological clock is the oldest still functioning clock in the world, 1410.


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Detail of the Hercules armor of the Emperor Maximilian II of Austria. Made in 1555, it’s now on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.


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In the small village of Nashtifan, Iran, some of the oldest windmills in the world still spin. Made of natural clay, straw, and wood, the windmills have been milling grain for flour for an estimated 1,000 years.


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A 17th-century Ottoman three-mast tent made of silk and gilded leather. Now on display at the Turkish Chamber in the Dresden Armoury.


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2300 years old Scythian woman’s boot preserved in the frozen ground of the Altai Mountains.


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Michelangelo’s Moses is a marble sculpture made in 1513-15. One of the many details of this masterpiece is one very small muscle in the forearms that contracts only when lifting the pinky, otherwise, it is invisible. Moses is lifting the pinky, therefore the tiny muscle is contracted.


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Bowl with Fish, Iran, probably Kashan (late 13th–mid-14th century).


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A Viking era ring inscribed with the words ‘for Allah’, found in the grave of a woman who was buried 1200 years ago in Birka, 25 km west of modern-day Stockholm. The ring constitutes a unique material evidence of direct contact between the Vikings and the Abbasid Caliphate.


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An 8-mile long “canvas” filled with ice age drawings of extinct animals has been discovered in the Amazon rainforest.


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An ancient Egyptian gold ring with a carnelian bezel in form of a cat. From the Third Intermediate Period (1070–712 BC), it’s now in the collection of the British Museum.


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Samurai helmet (kabuko) shaped like an octopus. 1700s, Japan.


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Curious Artefacts: Hitler’s Telephone, one of the deadliest weapons of all times [1000×562]


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Small sculpture of death with a bow made in 1520 Germany.


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“Ratto di Proserpina” is a large Baroque marble sculptural group by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, executed between 1621 and 1622. Bernini was only 23 years old at its completion. Now on display at the Galleria Borghese in Rome.


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A Roman bathhouse still in use after 2,000 years in Khenchela, Algeria.


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A gun hidden within a bible, made for Francesco Morozini, Doge of Venice (1619-1694). The owner of the bible could pull the silk bookmark to shoot while the book was still closed. Now on display at the Museo Correr in Venice.


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Elaborate Ottoman-era birdhouses resembling miniature palaces and mosques.


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Stockings, 1830, cotton/silk.


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An amateur treasure hunter with a metal detector turned up a Medieval, gold ring that was set with a sapphire stone in Sherwood Forest—haunt of the legendary (or real) Robin Hood. Experts have examined the ring and believe it may date to the 14th century.


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Abuna Yemata Guh is a monolithic church located in the Tigray Region, Ethiopia. It is situated at a height of 2,580 metres (its entrance is highlighted by a red circle) and has to be climbed on foot to reach. It is notable for its wall paintings dating back to the 5th century.


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Crystal spearhead found in a 5,000-year-old megalithic tomb in Spain. The tomb had the remains of 25 individuals, several of whom had consumed a poisonous substance.


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An Inuit otter amulet. Engraved and pigmented ivory, c.1870-1880.


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Chand Baori, the largest and deepest stepwell in India. It consists of 3500 narrow steps over 13 stories and extends 30 m into the ground. The oldest parts of the stepwell date from the 8th century, while the upper stories with the columned arcade around it were built in the 18th century.


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The Da Vinci Globe, dated 1504, is the oldest known globe to show the New World. Engraved with immaculate detail on two conjoined lower halves of ostrich eggs.


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Oldest surviving pair of Levis jeans, 1879.


Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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