It’s often said that objects have lives – some longer and more interesting than others. SmithsonianMag put together a great list of the different places to go see the oldest of the world’s artifacts, including the oldest bottle of wine:
If you want to feel connected to ancient history, just take a look at your shoes, listen to some music played on a flute or take a sip of wine—it turns out that some of the oldest items humans have made are remarkably similar to things we still use today. By examining some of the oldest artifacts, it’s amazing to see how far society has come (the first photograph, for example, took hours to make and looks a lot more abstract than most cell phone photos) and yet how similar certain items remain (sure, we don’t inflate soccer balls with pig bladders anymore, but the basic premise remains unchanged). Want to explore the history of humanity through some of its original innovations? Here’s a list of ten of the world’s oldest everyday objects—from an ancient leather shoe to the oldest Apple computer—and where you can go to see them.
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