Fascinating Historical Artifacts That Made Us Say 'Whoa'

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Vote up the historical artifacts that are still marvelous to behold.

Sure, museums might not be everyone's thing. Presented in a dry, clean setting, relics of the past may seem like no more than stuff accumulated through the ages. But the following cool historical artifacts challenge that assumption. Each of them offers a unique glimpse into a bygone era, and may even raise questions we're still pondering today. 

For instance, the 22-foot tall iron pillar of Delhi may not seem extraordinary at first glance. However, this 1600-year-old column does not rust. The reason is not due to space aliens or futuristic technology lost to time, but genuine skill and a series of fortuitous coincidences. Check out this extraordinary relic and others below, and vote up the ones that make you marvel at humanity's ancestors.