Weird History Super Weird And Interesting Historical Artifacts That Will Mesmerize You  

Cleo Egnal
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Historical artifacts and photographs never fail to fascinate – they're like mysterious keys to other cultures – but this roundup of some of the strangest and most mesmerizing artifacts from history might just take the cake. From a piece of bread that dates back to Pompeii to some truly disturbing melted wax figures from a fire at Madame Tussauds wax museum in London, these images are sure to incite some reaction, be it delight or disgust.

Artifacts are objects made by human beings that – with the passage of time – come to represent a cultural or historical moment in the popular imagination. Which is why really weird artifacts are still so interesting; what do they reveal about the societies that created them?

For that matter, in the future, what will our cultural artifacts say about us?

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Preserved Loaf Of Bread From Pompeii

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Photo:  Jebulon/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
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Snapshot Of The Models For 'American Gothic'

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Photo:  History In Pictures/Twitter
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19th-Century Mysterious Carved Coffins Found In Edinburgh

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17th-Century Memento Mori Ring

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Photo:  Death Salon/Twitter
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