Humans have long found joy in the act of creation. From jewelry to skyscrapers, there are numerous magnificent products produced all across the world. We now have access to a diverse range of equipment and instruments to assist us in the creation of the incredible things that are made every single day.
Despite the lack of modern tools, our forebears were able to create some astonishingly detailed artifacts that continue to astonish people today.
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Caligula’s fourth wife Caesonia was supposed to be represented by a spectacular 2000-year-old sapphire ring that belonged to the Roman emperor Caligula.
At Naples’ Cappella Sansevero, the Veiled Christ, a marble sculpture by Giuseppe Sanmartino, is on exhibit. Because of its fantastic intricacy, there was a rumor that the statue was covered with an actual veil and gradually turned into marble through chemical processes.
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The world’s oldest continuously functioning clock is the astrological clock in Prague, which dates from 1410.
In the little hamlet of Nashtifan, Iran, some of the world’s oldest windmills still rotate. For almost 1,000 years, windmills composed of natural clay, straw, and wood have milled grain for flour.
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The frozen permafrost of the Altai Mountains preserved the footwear of a 2300-year-old Scythian woman.
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Fish Bowl, Iran (late 13th–mid 14th century), most likely Kashan.
In the Amazon jungle, archaeologists discovered an 8-mile-long “canvas” covered in ice age artwork of extinct animals.
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A samurai helmet in the shape of an octopus (kabuko). The 1700s in Japan.
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A little sculpture of death with a bow was constructed in Germany in 1520.
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After 2,000 years, a Roman bathhouse in Khenchela, Algeria, is still in use.