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Scarab bracelet of Tutankhamun  The small circumference of this bracelet suggests that it was made for #Tutankhamun when he was a child.

Scarab Bracelet of TutankhamunThis rigid gold bracelet is composed of two semicircles joined together by a hinge on one side and a clasp on the other. The central plaque bears a cloisonne scarab...

41 Strange on Twitter: "German 16th Century ring that unfolds into an astronomical sphere   (Via @historiskamuse)… "

“German 16th Century ring that unfolds into an astronomical sphere (Via @historiskamuse)”

Exploring The Vatican Museum In Search Of Out Of Place Ancient Artifacts

Above is a sarcophagus from Egypt, likely made of limestone on display in a courtyard of the Vatican Museum. Likely taken by Emperor Caligula when the Romans took over Egypt. Above is an exceptionally well carved Sphinx, likely a Roman work of course heavily influenced by the earlier dynastic Egyptians, carved out of granite most...

artifacts - arrowheads, pottery, and other objects that have been found from a long time ago. They help us understand how earlier people lived.

artifacts - arrowheads, pottery, and other objects that have been found from a long time ago. They help us understand how earlier people lived.

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Ancient Romans Were Nanotechnology Pioneers    ---  from InventorSpot.com --- for the coolest new products and wackiest inventions.

The Lycurgus Cup, a 1,600-year-old Roman chalice housed in the British Museum, had baffled scientists ever since the piece was acquired back in the 1950s. When lit from the front the chalice appears as a beautiful jade green. Oddly, when lit from the back it turns a bright blood red. The mystery was solved in 1990 when researchers were able to view broken shards of the cup. That was when they discovered that the Romans had been working with nanotechnology.