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Visually Travel Back In Time With These Incredible Shots Of Amazing Artifacts

Published 2 weeks ago

We are so lucky to be living in a time where we have such easy access to rare discoveries such as these archaeologist’ finds. Providing us with an amazing opportunity to derive our own insights and conclusions of how our ancestors dealt with the world without all the conveniences we take for granted. We invite you to delve into a world of stunning historical artefacts that will leave you spectacularly spellbound.

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#1 This Is How Inhabitants Of The Arctic Circle Protected Their Eyes From Snow Blindness For Over 4,000 Years

Image source: The Archaeologist

#2 Hairstyle From About 3,300 Years Ago Noted On This Preserved Ancient Egyptian Head

Image source: The Archaeologist

#3 The “Tollund Man” Is A 2400-Year-Old Bog Body And Victim Of Human Sacrifice From The Iron Age, Found In Bjældskovdal In Denmark

Image source: The Archaeologist

His body was so well-preserved that even after 2400 years scientists were still able to take his fingerprints and determine what he had eaten last.

#4 Shoes Invented And Used In The 1920’s By A Cattle Thief Named ′′crazy Tex Hazel′′ To Hide Footprints While Stealing Cows

Image source: The Archaeologist

#5 Magnificent Hand-Made Door Lock Crafted By Frank Koralewski In 1911, Using Gold, Silver And Bronze

Image source: The Archaeologist

#6 Located In Air Massif, Niger Are Two Of The Biggest Animal Rock Petroglyphs In The World, Called The Dabous Giraffes, Dated 8000 BC

Image source: The Archaeologist

#7 A Lekythos (Perfume Vessel) Found In A Tomb Of The Phoenician And Punic Necropolis In Nora, Sardinia, During The Ongoing Archaeological Campaign By The University Of Padua

Image source: The Archaeologist

#8 Gladiator Helmet In Remarkable Condition From Pompeii, Fernbank Museum Of Natural History

Image source: The Archaeologist

#9 The Oldest Artificial Eye In The World

Image source: The Archaeologist

More than 4,800 years ago, in Burnt City (Shahr-e Sukhteh) in the desert of Sistan (Iran), a woman with an eye prosthesis was buried. It is a hemisphere made of a light material (derived from bitumen paste) and covered with gold with incisions, imitating the pupil. To keep the eyeball in place, they drilled two small holes. In this way, the prosthesis was held by a rope (like a patch). The owner of it wore it during the day, to hide its empty orbit, and at night she kept it in a leather pouch, also found in the burial.

In the tomb of this woman (surprisingly tall) several vessels, various ornaments and a bronze mirror were also found. It is believed that she may have been an important person in society or perhaps a priestess.

#10 4th Century Bc Golden Ring Found In The Tomb Of A Thracian King In Yambol Region, Bulgaria

Image source: The Archaeologist

#11 This Shoe With Bird On Front Was Found In Haarlem, Holland And Is Dated Ca. 1300-1350 A.d., Archeological Museum Of Haarlem, Netherlands

Image source: The Archaeologist

#12 Fountain Of Artemis (Diana) Of Ephesus At The Gardens Of The Villa D’este, Tivoli, Near Rome, Italy

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It was built in 1568. Symbolizing the unstoppable flow of life, this statue by Giglio della Vellita, is not your standard nymph in the garden. This Diana is the universal mother, supplying substance to all, and evidence of her influence occurs in the 7th century BC. Her sacred temple at Ephesus, a Greek city built in the 10th century BC and now in modern Turkey, was rebuilt many times. Under the Greeks, it was the Temple of Artemis (Greek name for the goddess the Romans named Diana), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. A fascination with Greek and Roman roots inspired Renaissance sculptors and we can thank Giglio for this link between our world, the Renaissance and the ancients

#13 A Slab Engraved With The Ram-Headed God Amun-Re Under The, From The Ancient ‘Lost City’ Of Thonis-Heracleion, Which Lies 6.5 Kilometres Off Today’s Coastline About 150 Feet Underwater In The Mediterranean. 6th Century Bc. Now In The Maritime Museum, Alexandria

Image source: The Archaeologist

#14 The Back Of The Golden Mask Of Tutankhamun

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Undisputedly, most valuable artifact on the planet. Mask of the young Egyptian King Tutankhamun (r. 1332-1323 BC), from New Kingdom (18th Dynasty).

Egyptian Museum, Cairo

#15 The Basilica Cistern Of Constantinople

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The Basilica Cistern, or Cisterna Basilica, is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey. The cistern, located 150 metres (490 ft) southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. Today it is kept with little water, for public access inside the space.

#16 An Architectural Marvel! Interconnected Chain Rings Made Out From Single Piece Of Rock

Image source: The Archaeologist

The Gaurishvara Temple is located in the town of Yelandur, Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka. Built in the 16th century.

#17 The 3270-Year-Old Amber Cup Discovered In A Great Round Barrow Mound That Was Crudely Excavated In 1856 In Hove, England

Image source: The Archaeologist

#18 A Brilliantly Preserved Bronze Phrygian Winged Helmet, Dated To The 4th Century Bc. It Recently Sold At Auction For £160,000

Image source: The Archaeologist

#19 Armor Of An Officer Of The Imperial Palace Guard, Chinese, 18th Century

Image source: The Archaeologist

#20 The Trier Gold Hoard

Image source: The Archaeologist

About 1800 years ago this hoard of 2516 gold coins was hidden.

At a weight of 18.5kg it was found in September 1993 during construction work in Trier, Germany.

It is largest known preserved Roman gold hoard discovered.

 

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou is a free spirit in the world on her own journey. She believes that we need to heal the world like Michael Jackson said and that all the world's a stage like Shakespeare said. She believes we all have a role to play in making the world a better place and hers is on a beach island with a tropical climate; at least for the moment!

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