Historic artifacts dating
But some stand out for their uniqueness, their intrigue, or their ability to expand our knowledge about previously unknown aspects of our history. We have intentionally chosen not to feature well-known artifacts such as the Antikythera Mechanism, Baghdad Battery, Viking Sunstone and many other famous relics.
Rather, we wished to highlight some lesser known but equally incredible artifacts from the ancient world.
Last year, archaeologists in Italy found a 2,400-year-old terracotta baby’s bottle, which doubled as a pig-shaped toy.
The unique artefact is one of several rare objects found last in Manduria, when construction work exposed a Messapian tomb.
Amasya Governor Osman Varol said Tuesday that initial examinations indicated that the items were ancient artifacts, but the exact historical period of the items would be determined after further examination by experts.
The items were delivered to the Amasya Museum Directorate for detailed analysis.
Quipus, sometimes called ‘talking knots’, were recording devices that consisted of coloured, spun, and plied thread or strings from llama or alpaca hair, or made of cotton cords.The discovery of a 10th century Viking artifact resembling the Hammer of Thor has solved a long-running mystery surrounding more than 1,000 ancient amulets found across Northern Europe.The relics, known as the Mjöllnir amulets, appear to depict hammers, which historians have linked to the Norse god Thor.The examination by experts on the historical artifacts seized in an operation on Tuesday in central Turkey concluded that they date back to the Middle Ages, wrecking hopes that the legendary seal of the ancient Israelite King Solomon, who is regarded as a prophet in both Judaism and Islam, may have been found.Acting upon a tip off, gendarmerie units raided a house in the Hamamözü district of central Amasya province, seizing 11 historical artifacts and detaining a suspected smuggler.