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.
Oseberg Viking Ship, Oslo, Norway - 820 CE8,330191Is this remarkable?
Bison Sculpture From The Cave Of The Trois-Frères, France - 13,000 BCE6,583329Is this remarkable?
Carbonized Loaf Of Bread, Pompeii - 79 CE7,015408Is this remarkable?
Gjermundbu Helmet, Norway - 10th Century CE4,239236Is this remarkable?