These Images from Historic Archeological Finds Are Mind Blowing
These Images from Historic Archeological Finds Are Mind Blowing

These Images from Historic Archeological Finds Are Mind Blowing

Trista - April 29, 2022

These Images from Historic Archeological Finds Are Mind Blowing
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1. This Ring Is Actually an Astrological Sphere

Take a look at this beautiful archeological find. Astrological rings were reasonably standard in the Late Medieval Period and the Renaissance. As shown in the picture, they usually had two to eight bands that could be folded down into a ring or unfolded to make a globe. Though common, they were a sign of status. Why? Because the jewelry came in gold and were very expensive to make. This one dates from the sixteenth century and could reveal astrological signs that the wearer could interpret. These rings and other astrological artifacts tell us how people during that period understood and used astrology.

Where Did We Find This Stuff? Some Sources and Further Reading

Museum of Florida – Yearly Worldwide Shark Attack Summary

CNN – Hobby Lobby ordered to forfeit ancient artifact bought for $1.6 million in 2014

University of Colorado Boulder – Arctic People

American Ferris Journal – Norwegian Archaeologists Discover Equine Snowshoe and Shod Hoof

National Library of Medicine – Herbal Medicine

Amusing Planet – What a 7-Year-Old Russian Boy Doodled in The 13th Century

Mental Floss – Show & Tell: Was This 20-Sided Die Used for Ancient Gaming?

Atlas Obscura – The Sword in the Stone at Montesiepi Chapel

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