If you think you have an old grandparent, or that the heirlooms in your house are ancient, just take a look at these artifacts. From clothing to instruments, to an extremely old document, these are 10 of the oldest things of their kind. They were discovered by scientists, researchers, and archaeologists all over the world, and hold the keys to uncovering more about our ancestors' past. These items give us glimpses of the very first civilizations, as well as the daily lifestyles of people across the globe.
From a pair of socks, to a shoe without its mate, these are objects that may intrigue and fascinate you. We can thank whoever it was that stored an age-old recipe in Sumer for the delightful beverage of beer. We can also see that the female body has been cherished and adored for its curves and softness since ancient times. There is also a piece of eyewear that is still stylish, even after all these years.
Enjoy looking through this list of old objects. You may decide to take a journey around the world to see some of the treasures yourself. Who knows? Maybe you will find your own ancient relic! Perhaps the left shoe to go with the discovered right one...
10 Oldest Pair of Socks
9 Oldest Written Recipe
8 Oldest Pair of Sunglasses
7 Oldest Sculpture of a Human
6 Oldest Shoe
5 Oldest Musical Instrument
4 Oldest Pair of Pants
3 Oldest Flushing Toilet
2 Oldest Brassiere
1 Oldest Prosthetic
Believe it or not, people were using prosthetics 3,000 years ago. If you do not trust us, take a look at the ancient prosthetic toe that was used in Egypt. It is thought to have helped the patient walk normally, and scientists even tested it out to see if it was functional. It was! The prosthetic looks like a false toe, and was worn by a toeless volunteer with the University of Massachusetts. The prosthetic was an alternative to sandals, which were traditionally worn by the ancient Egyptians. The prosthetic was made of wood, so it was probably not the most comfortable, but it beats trying to walk around hot, sandy Egypt barefoot.
Sources: omgfacts.com, spiegel.de, nytimes.com, theguardian.com, virtualtourist.com, theatlantic.com, bbc.com
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