These images are endlessly fascinating — it’s wonderful to experience a momentary connection through time with the ancients.




16 Oldest Surviving Examples Of Everyday Things

(Bored Panda)


“We enjoy quite a few unprecedented technologies today, but much more of the stuff that we use has been around for ages. Ancient humans may not have been able to text or upload selfies, but they enjoyed everyday objects like flushable toilets, chewing gum and nice purses just like we do.


Inspired by imgur’s post, we decided to make an extended list of the oldest examples of everyday objects. Keep in mind that these are only the oldest surviving examples of these objects – many of these may have existed or are known to have existed even earlier.”


Oldest Socks (1,500 years old)




These Egyptian wool socks, designed to go with sandals, were knitted between 300 and 499 AD and found in the 19th century. (Image credits:


Oldest Written Recipe (5,000 years old)…




“A Sumerian Beer recipe dating back to 3000 BC. The result beer is very strong and would contain chunks of bread floating around in it.” (Image credits:


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