Clothing and various goods used in daily life and made thousands of years ago have been discovered all over the world so here are 16 of the oldest and original consumer products which were made a long, long time ago for your viewing pleasure!
1,500-Year-Old Pair of Socks.
Here are the oldest pair of socks which were used to be worn with sandals almost 1,500 years ago in Egypt.
5,000-Year-Old Chewing Gum.
The first chewing gum which is estimated to be almost 5, 000 years old was discovered in Finland and was made of birch bark.
3,000-Year-Old Prosthetic Leg.
It was made in Egypt for the purpose of walking normally and for esthetic purposes and is estimated to be nearly 3,000 years old.
4,500-Year-Old Woman’s Purse.
This purse was made of approximately 100 dog’s teeth and was found in Germany. It is estimated to be almost 4,500 years old.
The oldest coins ever found were discovered in Turkey there is a pattern depicting a lion on one side of the coin. They have been dated to be nearly 2,700 years old.
3,400-Year-Old Musical Score.
A musical score for playing the xylophone was discovered in northern Syria and is nearly 3,400 years old.
510-Year-Old Globe of the World.
This globe that was created in Italy used the egg of an ostrich and is approximately 500 years old.
The oldest reusable condom was made in Sweden was designed to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. It is estimated to be at least 370 years old.
A pair of sunglasses which were discovered on Baffin Island in Canada were designed to protect the eyes from the glare of sunlight reflecting off the snow and is estimated to be at least 800 years old.
40,000-Year-Old Human-Shaped Sculpture.
This sculpture was made with the ivory of a mammoth and was discovered in Germany. It is nearly 40,000 years old.
Several recipes to make beer formulated by the Sumerians of Mesopotamia were discovered and are estimated to be over 5,000 years old.
5,500-Year-Old Pair of Shoes.
A left shoe made with leather was discovered in a cave in Armenia and is nearly 5,500 years old.
A flute made from the bones of vultures has been discovered in southern Germany and is over 40,000 years old.
3,300-Year-Old Pair of Pants.
The world’s oldest pants were discovered in western China and are estimated to be 3,300 years old.
2,000-Year-Old Flushing Toilet.
A flushing toilet which utilized the flow of water from a river in an ancient city in Turkey was being used over 2,000 years ago.
This bra was discovered in Austria and was used for fashion support between 1390 and 1485. It is over 500 years old.