10 oldest man made things that exist even today
As ancient as we’d suppose the people back in time were, here are some of the things from back in days that prove they were not all that different after all.
10. The Oldest Written Recipe
A Sumerian Beer recipe, dating back to 3000 BC, happens to be the oldest recorded recipe ever. Initially, beer was probably an accidental by product of the bread making process. The Sumerians used to preserve grain by baking it in the form of bread, and the bread formed itself into liquid beer when the bread got wet and fermented. Over the years, honey and other spices were used to flavour the brew, producing a beer that was strong but difficult to drink because of pieces of bread and other more or less solid materials. The Babylonians are known to have about sixteen different kinds of beer, using a variety of grains like barley and wheat with honey.
9. The Oldest Instrument
In the year 2012, researchers discovered the world’s oldest musical instrument, at least about 42,000–43,000 years old. The instrument is called a bone flute. It was found in the Geissenkloesterle Cave in the Upper Danube region of Southern Germany. Based on the finds from the particular cave and others in and around the region, it is believed that humans entered the area 39,000–40,000 years ago.
8. The Oldest Brassiere
Austrian archaeologists at the University of Innsbruck discovered a brassier that allegedly dates from the 1400s. Until this year, the historians had documented early examples of bras back to the 1800s. Only but the latest found piece of garment is supposed to be even older. The four linen bras, discovered in an Austrian castle, were decorated with lace with an extra frill, indicating that they were meant to be enjoyed by other people’s prying eyes.
7. The Oldest Purse
Found in a grave near Leipzig, Germany, dating back to between 2,500 and 2,200 BC, this purse’s main material comprises a mix of leather and some textile that is unidentifiable. The purse’s remains are composed of decorations now embedded in soil; but formerly embedded in the item’s fabric: Dogs’ teeth. As the researchers have found, it looks like dogs’ teeth happened to be in back then and was used to decorate anything from blankets to jewelry. Such belonging were actually not buried with just anyone; the owner of this ancient purse was probably important, also guessed from the number of teeth on the purse.
6. The Oldest Recorded Melody
The Hurrian Hymn, discovered in the 1950s, happens to be the oldest melody that ever existed. Written on a clay tablet, inscribed with Cuneiform text, the oldest surviving melody is supposed to be 3400 years old. The Hurrian Hymn was found on a clay tablet in Ugarit and is dedicated the Hurrians’ goddess of the orchards – Nikkal.
5. The Oldest Globe
The Oldest globe called the Erdapfel (German: Earth Apple) was produced by Martin Behaim somewhere around 1490-1492 and is the oldest known surviving terrestrial globe. The Americas are not included in the lobe because Columbus happened to have returned to Spain no sooner than March 1493. It shows an enlarged Eurasian continent and an empty ocean between Europe and Asia. The globe was constructed of a laminated linen ball in two halves, reinforced with wood and spots a map painted by Georg Glockendon.
4. The Oldest Shoe
The 5,500-year-old shoe, the oldest leather shoe in the world, was discovered by a team of Archaeologists. The cow-hide shoe supposedly dates back to ~ 3,500 BC (the Chalcolithic period) and is, even in date, in perfect condition. The shoe comprises a single piece of leather and looks like it was shaped to fit the wearer’s foot. It contained grass, although the archaeologists were uncertain as to whether this was to keep the foot warm or to maintain the shape of the shoe. The shoe size is s U.S 7 is not known whether the shoe belonged to a man or woman.
3. The Oldest Mask
A group of nine stone masks were found in Israel’s Judean hills, between 11 and 12 inches in height and have been determined to have been worn in important ancestor rituals. Allegedly about 9,000 years old, these masks probably belonged to farmers and have no writing on them. It is assumed that these would have been the only proof a farmer had of land ownership — the imprint of the face of his grandfather or great-grandfather, perhaps, for demonstrating facial structures specific to the family.
2. The Oldest Socks
The socks probably made in 300-499 AD, were excavated in Egypt at the end of the 19th century and are designed in a manner to have a divided toe, to be worn with sandals. The socks are knitted using three-ply wool and the single-needle technique.
1. The Oldest Prosthetic
The oldest prosthetic dates back to as old as 3,000-year-old and was used by someone in Egypt. Tests carried out with a replica proved that it was a working, practical prosthetic, made up of three-part wood and leather toe dating from between 950 to 710 BC. it was found on a female mummy buried near Luxor in Egypt. There have been varied instances of the ancient Egyptians creating false body parts for burial but the wearability and design of this one proves that it was used by people to help them to walk.