Ancient Artifacts From Human History
|Archeologists, scientists and photographers have found and preserved some of
mankind’s most unbelievable artifacts. From big to small and from old to ancient,
these items will defiantly give you a feeling of just how old we humans are, and
what amazing things we have created.
The oldest working clock in the world:
The world’s oldest running automobile:
"La Marquise" is thought to be the world’s oldest working automobile.
Oldest known trousers:
Oldest known photograph of a tornado:
Oldest known photograph of a US President:
Oldest known picture of a sneeze:
Oldest known U.S. Made motorcycle:
A 1903 Indian motorcycle, the oldest unrestored motorcycle made in
the US and the only one of its kind, valued at over 155,000 US dollars.
Oldest known photograph showing a living person:
Taken on 1838, the picture is a long expose shot and only the two men near
the bottom left corner stayed in one place long enough to be visible.
The worlds oldest known selfie:
Showing Robert Cornelius, an American pioneer of photography, 1839.
Oldest known photo of New York:
In this picture from 1848 you can see the road that will eventually become Broadway.
Oldest known mask ever discovered:
This stone mask from the pre-ceramic neolithic period dates to 7000 BC and
was probably used for either disguise, performance or entertainment.
Oldest known cave painting:
Found in a cave called ‘El Castillo’ along Northern Spain’s Cantabrian Sea coast,
it is the oldest known paintings, more than 40,800 years old.
Oldest known living Bonsai tree:
Nicknamed the “Third Shogun”, this white pine Bonsai tree is over 550 years old.
Oldest known Emoticons:
The first known use of the smiley faces on a telegraph, 1881.
Oldest known tree:
Located in Sweden, Old Tjikko sprouted during
the last Ice Age, about 9,550 years old.
Oldest known chewing gum:
Found in Finland, it is made from birch bark tar and even had tooth prints on
it when it was discovered. It is about 5,000 years old.
Oldest known shoe:
A perfectly preserved 5,500-year-old shoe, discovered in a cave in Armenia.
Oldest known musical instrument:
Humans in Europe carved these 8.5-inch flutes from a vulture bones more than 35,000 years ago.
Oldest known artificial eye:
Found in the skeleton of a young woman from the burnt City of
Zahedan in Iran, it is 4,800 years old.
Oldest known photographic hoax:
One of the world first fake photos, “Self Portrait as a Drowned Man”, 1840.
Oldest known photograph of lightning:
William Jennings was curious if lightning really took on a zigzag shape like it was
depicted in art. So on September 2nd, 1882, he took this picture,after many attempts.
The first photograph of people drinking:
Taken in 1844 by David Octavius Hill, it shows him and a few of his friends enjoying
three glasses of Edinburgh ale, it might even be the first ever picture of a party!
First photograph of a fatal plane crash:
Only a few short years after the Wright Brothers’ historic flight, in 1903,
the first fatal plane crash occurred and was captured on camera. Thomas Selfridge,
a member of the Aerial Experiment Association, had the unfortunate distinction to
become the first person to die in a powered plane.