Curious Things Found In Museums (16 pics)

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"A wedding ring — the house with the open roof probably''

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"This loaf of bread from Pompeii has a crazy history: A baker put it into the oven right before the Vesuvius eruption. It solidified under a layer of ash and 2,000 years later, it was found by archaeologists."


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"Toy horse, the Roman period, 30 BCE"


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"A really old pepper pot: it was made in the Roman period, in 300-400 CE."


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"This is the oldest straw hat in the world — it’s 1,500 years old. Some researchers think it’s not a hat but a bowl from Egypt, around 427-557 CE."


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"Ceramic pillow, Korea, twelfth-thirteenth century — it probably helped people cool down in summer."

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"A puzzle ball carved from a single piece of Indian elephant ivory, China in the nineteenth century."


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"Skirt lifter — a grip that lifts a big skirt to prevent it from going on the ground, from the nineteenth century."'


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"Here’s the eighteenth-century Uber: this decorated chair was carried by 2 people since European streets were too narrow."


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"The inkwell of Catherine the Great looks like a sofa (gold, heliotrope, pearl), Paris, the 1700s."


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"These glasses were made by the Dolgans to protect the eyes from the Arctic sun, made of metal, beads, and buckskin, from the nineteenth century."

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"This is the modern version of the 8-legged dolls that were popular in the nineteenth century. The dress covered the legs and it seemed that the doll could walk."


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"In 1915, an elderly lady gave this bottle to the Pitt Rivers museum and said there was a witch inside and if someone opened it, they would have big trouble."


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"A branch of red currant (gold, jade, and mountain crystal) from the company of Carl Fabergé, Russia, the beginning of the twentieth century."


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"And finally, proof that cats are always incredibly cute, a jade piece, second-third century CE."


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Bonus: "The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston showed what ancient Roman and Greek statues looked like in the past (they were painted)!"

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"The experts of the museum conducted an analysis of the Athena Parthenos marble statue (the second or third century CE and created a digital reconstruction showing what Athena may have looked like 1,000 years ago."


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