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Super Weird And Interesting Historical Artifacts That Will Mesmerize You

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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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    One Of Just Two Authentic Jolly Roger Flags In Existence

    Photo: when_night_falls / Flickr / CC-BY-ND 2.0
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    Hercules Armor Of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II, 1555-1560

    Photo: Thesupermat / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA 3.0
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    Preserved Loaf Of Bread From Pompeii

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    The Written Agreement That Ended World War II, Showing That Canada Signed In The Wrong Place

    Photo: World Imaging / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA 3.0
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