Weird History Super Weird And Interesting Historical Artifacts That Will Have You Mesmerized  

Cleo Egnal
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Historical artifacts and photographs are always fascinating – they're like mysterious little keys to another culture – 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 make you think: "yeah, that's super weird, but I kind of like it."

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


Preserved Loaf Of Bread From P... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Super Weird And Interesting Historical Artifacts That Will Have You Mesmerized
Photo: Unknown/Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things/Fair Use
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17th-Century Memento Mori Ring


17th-Century Memento Mori Ring is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Super Weird And Interesting Historical Artifacts That Will Have You Mesmerized
Photo: Unknown/Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things/Fair Use
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19th-Century Mysterious Carved Coffins Found In Edinburgh


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Photo: National Museum of Scotland/Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things/Fair Use
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Melted Wax Figures After A 1925 Fire At Madame Toussads in London


Melted Wax Figures After A 192... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Super Weird And Interesting Historical Artifacts That Will Have You Mesmerized
Photo: Wassenbeelden Museum/Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things/Fair Use