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.
A Visby Lens, Or Viking Crystal Ball (c. 11th-12th Century)Marvelous artifact?
Roman Mask Helmet (c. 1st Century AD)Marvelous artifact?
The Sutton Hoo Helmet (c. 7th Century AD)Marvelous artifact?
Roman Bronze Dodecahedrons And An Icosahedron (c. 3rd Century AD)Marvelous artifact?