The 9 Oldest Objects Ever Found on Earth

Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old, and humanity is no more than 200,000 years old. However, both have left legacy traces that are being discovered by scientists around the world.

Vintage is always cool, but vintage jewelry is even better: in 2008 a sophisticated 70,000-year-old bracelet was discovered in Siberia. Who wouldn’t want to wear the oldest piece of jewelry in the world?

And there are so many other ancient objects that humanity has yet to discover. We found 10 oldest objects on Earth. This will open up a new side of the story for you.

Oldest Object Ever Found On Earth

9. Ancient Sunglasses

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These ancient sunglasses remotely resemble their modern counterparts but were made for the same purpose. The design of the sunglasses, the small holes for the eyes, for example, was to protect the eyes from strong sunlight.

Oftentimes the glasses were worn in winter when the sun glare becomes more bright during snowy days. Mostly, people from the arctic regions of Canada used them.

8. The First Swiss Army Knife

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Here you can see a Swiss Army Knife from Roman times, dating back to 200 AD. This tool was found in the Mediterranean in the 90s.

But it does not have a corkscrew or screwdriver like modern Swiss army knives. Includes a fork, spoon, knife, and toothpick – all are useful items to enjoy a meal.

7. The First Prosthesis

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3,000 years ago, the first-ever prosthetic wooden toe was buried with a mummy. The prosthetic device belonged to a woman and probably lived between 950 BC and 710 BC. This toe is now an example of the oldest device of its kind.

6. The Oldest Hymn

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These clay music tablets, half-written with cuneiform signs in the “Hurrian” language, are the oldest pieces of musical art. They were discovered in Syria, where the ancient city of Ugarit was located.

One of the tablets contains a hymn, the oldest song in the world. It is interesting to know that it also includes instructions on how the musician should play it.

5. The First “Flushing” Toilets

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A Turkish city of Ephesus could once (1st century AD) boast public baths almost as good as some modern ones. Three long benches were equipped with 36 holes.

The most surprising part of the design was, of course, the fact that there was running water under the seats that helps get rid of dirty business.

4. Old Pre-ceramic Mask

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This stone mask is considered the oldest mask in the world. There is still not enough information on the subject, but archaeologists believe that it dates from 7000 BC, a pre-ceramic Neolithic era.

3. A Five-and-a-half-millennia-old Shoe

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This leather slipper was found in a cave in Armenia. A 5,500-year-old shoe was stuffed with grass and covered with remains of sheep. which helped preserve it well. The right foot shoe is size 7 in the US and belonging to a woman.

2. A 5,000-year-old Chewing Gum

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Chewing gum was also popular with Neolithic people in Finland. A British student discovered a 5,000-year-old piece of birch bark tar at the excavation site in 1993.

The Neolithic people believed that birch tar had antiseptic qualities and could treat infections related to teeth and gums.

1. 5,000-year-old Hugging Lovers

The Lovers of Valdaro, or the “Valdaro Lovers,” were discovered in a Neolithic tomb in San Giorgio, near Mantua, Italy.

Archaeologists immediately established the fact that one of these skeletons is male and the other female. Furthermore, they were both no more than 20 years old when they were buried.

The burial was estimated between 5,000 and 6,000 years ago. The cause of the couple’s death remains unclear, but scientists can definitely say there was no evidence of violent death.

Interesting facts, don’t you think? Every few minutes in the world, someone is making a great discovery. Maybe you know or have found something we don’t know! Share your opinion in the comments!


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