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16 Jaw-Dropping Archeological Finds

We can assure you that history can be fun! All it takes is the right format. As a visual learner, I enjoy learning new information through pictures. And that’s exactly the idea behind this fun list full of fascinating archeological finds that teach about the history of Ancient Greece and Rome, Ancient Egypt, and other civilizations of the past. So even if you weren’t a fan of the subject back in school, you’ll love the visual history lesson we prepared for you today.

1. "The only surviving elephant armor in the world, made in India in the late 16th century."

Archeological Finds elephant armor
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2. The golden throne of Queen Hetepheres, wife of Pharaoh Snefru and mother of Pharaoh Khufu, who ordered to build the Great Pyramid.

Archeological Finds golden throne of Queen Hetepheres
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3. This 2,500-year-old Ancient Greek cooking station was found on the island of Delos in Greece. It consists of three stoves, an oven, and a grill.

Archeological Finds 2,500-year-old Ancient Greek cooking station
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4. An 18th-century costume of a harlequin

Archeological Finds 18th-century costume of a harlequin
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5. An array of Ancient Greek theater masks depicting various characters

Archeological Finds  Ancient Greek theater masks
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6. Here's an Ancient Egyptian student's schoolwork with corrections by the teacher in red! The papyrus dates back to circa 1981-1802 BC.

Archeological Finds Ancient Egyptian student's schoolwork
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7. A beautiful shield, mace, and helmet with matching decorations from the 14th century.

Archeological Finds shield, mace, and helmet
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8. This simple linen top is the Tarkhan Dress, the oldest surviving women's garment. The article of clothing was found in the Tarkhan Necropolis in Egypt, and it dates back to 3482-3102 BC.

Archeological Finds Tarkhan Dress
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9. A selection of Ancient Greek helmets at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

Archeological Finds Ancient Greek helmets
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10. The entrance to the Goa Gajah (the Elephant Cave), a 9th-century Hindu sanctuary and shrine in Bali, Indonesia.

Archeological Finds Goa Gajah (the Elephant Cave)
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11. A pair of intricately decorated leather shoes from Ancient Rome (circa 2,000 years old)

Archeological Finds leather shoes from Ancient Rome
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12. "The 2,700-year-old linen tunics, shawl, and belongings of the ancient Egyptian priestess Di-Mut-shep-n-ankh. Now on display at the National Museum of Denmark."

13. The Ancient Greek theater of Oropos has marble front row seats. The luxury!

Archeological Finds marble front row seats in Oropos
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14. The Oseberg Cart is a Viking cart built before 800 AD.

Archeological Finds Oseberg Cart
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15. This is the Pazyryk carpet, the world's oldest carpet. Found in the grave of a Scythian nobleman in Siberia, the carpet was woven in the 5th century BC.

Archeological Finds Pazyryk carpet
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16. These Ancient Egyptian gold sandals and toe caps are called stalls, and they were used during burial ceremonies of the rich and the powerful.

Archeological Finds Ancient Egyptian gold sandals and toe caps
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