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28 Amazing Historical Artifacts That Will Blow Your Mind Away

Rare Collection | April 24, 2016

The world is full of incredible artifacts that have served to shed light on previously unknown aspects of our history. Here are 28 of them below that stand out for their uniqueness, mystery or outlandish histories. Enjoy!

 

1. Armour for a boy, probably for Prince Henry Stuart, 1608

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2. Chinese Qin Sword with gold openwork handle, 770–476 B.C.

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3. Scythian golden comb, 5th century B.C.

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4. Knife-and-fork set with Mars and Diana, ivory and iron, 1650-1690

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5. Burmese bronze ‘dragon’ cannon, 1790

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6. Lewis chessmen – 12th century chess pieces, most of which are carved in walrus ivory

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7. Aztec Stone of the Sun – the exact purpose and meaning of the stone is unclear, 14th-16th century

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8. Berlin Gold Hat – 490 grams of gold, overall height 745 mm, average thickness 0.6 mm. Made in the Late Bronze Age, circa 1000 B.C.

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9. Helmet Namban Boshi, circa 1600

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10. Cuirass holed by a cannonball at Waterloo

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11. Parade shield made by Leone Leoni, Italian sculptor in XVIth century

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12. General Patton’s Colt .45 Model, 1873

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13. Caparison ordered by Swedish royal household in 1621

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14. Dunstable Swan Jewel from about 1400

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15. Top of the Lion Armour’s helmet, 16th century, France

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16. Elephant armour from 17th century India. It’s made up of 5,840 plates and weighs an insane 118kg.

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17. The Sword of Emperor Maximilian I

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18. Eighteenth century make-up kit from England that includes a mirror, pencils and a manicure set.

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19. Gold Silver on Bronze Mycenaean “Lion Hunt” burial dagger. Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece 16th century B.C.

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20. Lycurgus Cup – Roman, 4th century goblet that changes color when held up to the light.

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21. Morion for the Guards of the Elector of Saxony

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22. Peacock Clock from Hermitage Museum. It’s a large automaton made for Catherine the Great in 1781.

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23. Polish Hussar’s half-armour, mid-17th century

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24. Pyxid Al Mughira from 968 year.

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25. A golden wreath and ring from the burial of an Odrysian Aristocrat at the Golyamata Mogila Tumulus, mid-4th century B.C

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26. Egyptian ring from the tomb of King Tutankhamen

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27. Armoured Dresses, Graz Armoury, Austria, late 16th - early 17th century

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28. Joyeuse – Charlemagne’s personal sword

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