16 the oldest extant miracle of everyday things

16 the oldest extant miracle of everyday things


Today at the disposal of mankind is full of the latest technologies that come up almost every day and which are rapidly coming into use and remain there for long. However, most things that we use every day, for many hundreds of years. Maybe people in the old days and there was no SMS and selfies, but they enjoyed everyday objects like flushable toilets, chewing gum and handbags, just like us.

So today we present to your attention photos of the oldest things in the world everyday. And the oldest things. And imagine how many lost?

Oldest socks (1,500 years).

These Egyptian wool socks, which were created to wear them under sandals were connected somewhere in the period from 300 up to 499 ad, and discovered in the 19th century.

The oldest recipe (5,000 years).

The recipe for Sumerian beer — 3000 years BC and the result is a very strong beer floating in it slices of bread.

Oldest sunglasses (800 years old).

They were found on Baffin island in Canada. Actually it is not Sunny, and snow-goggles, designed to reduce the intensity of sunlight reflected from the snow.

The oldest sculptures of the human body (40 000 years).

This Venus of Hole-Fels, she is 35-40 thousand years old, and she is the oldest sculpture of the human body. It was found in Germany.

The oldest Shoe (5,500 years).

This 5500-year-old moccasins of cowhide, was found in a cave in Armenia and to remain he was helped by grass and dry sheep dung. The left Shoe was never found.

The oldest instrument (40,000 years old).

With the flute around 40,000 years old. It is made from the bones of the neck were found in the southern part of Germany. Some scientists believe that music could give our ancestors a strategic advantage over Neanderthals.

The oldest pants (3,300 years).

The oldest pair of pants in the world 3300 years. They were found in Western China.

The oldest «flush» toilets (2,000 years).

Ephesus — an ancient city in Turkey — is «flushable» toilets. In fact, it’s very simple: fast-flowing water under the seats carried away all the waste directly into a nearby river.

The oldest brassiere (500 years).

This bra was used in the period from 1390 to 1485 in Austria. There are earlier descriptions of «bags for the Breasts», but surviving examples have never seen.

The oldest prosthetic (3,000 years old).

This 3,000-year-old prosthetic was used to help people in Egypt walk again. The tests confirmed that it was fully functional prosthesis, and not just decoration.

Oldest purse (4,500 years old).

These dog teeth are all that remains of the disintegrated 4500-year-old purse, found in Germany. They were probably part of the outer sash.

The oldest condom (370 years).

The condom made from sheep gut was used in 1640 in Sweden. The reusable condom, and the instructions thereto (in Latin) I was told that it should be washed with warm milk, so as not to catch diseases, sexually transmitted.

The oldest chewing gum (5,000 years).

This chewing gum from Finland was chewed at least 5,000 years ago. It consists of birch bark, and most likely used to heal mouth infections or as a glue.

The old notes (3400 years).

The oldest written melody was found in Ugarit, which is now part of Northern Syria. The music was written for the lyre.

The oldest coin (2,700 years).

Oldest coin was found in the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, now in Turkey. Its only on the decorated side of drawn lion head.

The oldest globe (510 years).

This globe has been engraved on the surface of an ostrich egg in Italy. The current owner acquired it at the fair in London in 2012.

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