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Ridiculously Old, Well-Preserved Historical Artifacts From Ancient Cultures Around The World

Updated February 23, 2021 85.4k votes 11k voters 395k views20 items

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Even people who were bored in history class can't deny the fascination surrounding ancient items that have survived for centuries or even entire millennia. Ancient artifacts that survived to the present day have withstood the test of time, erosion, and possibly even conflict. Such artifacts can often change history as we know it, lending the objects more intrigue and importance. Conversely, certain ancient inventions continue to perplex scholars and pose more questions than answers.

These preserved ancient artifacts don't pose that many questions, but they do amaze onlookers with their remarkable resiliency. From Roman architecture to Chinese burial armor, these especially ancient artifacts somehow endured until the modern era, giving a glimpse into how people lived in the past.

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