The museums and galleries across the world hold some the artifacts that tell the story of not a particular clan or a country but of the whole human race. Scroll down for the list of the oldest artifacts and also find the location where you can watch them.
Oldest leather Shoes
In 2008, the archeologists from the National Academy of Science of Armenia discovered this 5,500 years old leather shoes. The shoes are in excellent condition though the archeologist is unable to determine whether this pair of shoes belongs to a man or woman. Being found in Areni-1 cave located in Armenia, the shoes are in the perfect condition because of the dry and cool temperature of the cave.
Where to see: History Museum of Armenia, 4 Republic Square, Yerevan, Armenia
Visiting time: 11am-6pm, Monday closed
Oldest Surviving Camera Photograph:
‘View from the window at Le Gras’ is the earliest photograph that we can see in this 21st century. The photograph is captured by the French inventor Nicéphore Niépce somewhere in 1827. It shows the buildings and countryside as it viewed from the high window.
Where to see: Harry Ransom Center, 300 W 21st St, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Visiting time: 10am-5pm
In the western Xinjiang regions, the archeologists have found 3,300-year-old trousers which are considered as the oldest of its kind. The trousers are in the same shape as we wear today and archeologists suggest that it was invented for horse riding.
Where to see: Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Turpan City, Gaochang District, Muar Road 1268
Visiting time: 10:00am-06:00pm, Monday Closed
Oldest Red blood cells
Ötzi is considered as Europe’s oldest mummy that survived. Around 5,300 years ago, Ötzi aka iceman was bled to death and his body was found in 1991 by the bunch of hikers in the east ridge of the Fineilspitze, Ötztal Alps. The mummy was well-preserved and in perfect condition as the scientist can easily determine the age, health and even the last meal eaten by the Ötzi.
Where to see: South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, Bolzano BZ, Italy
Visiting time: 10:00am-5:30pm
Oldest Musical Instrument
The earliest musical instrument (flute) is around 42,000 years old. The flutes were made from vulture bone and mammoth ivory and they were found in the cave from southern Germany. The flute was discovered in 1995 by German Scientist.
Where to see: National Museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Visiting Time: 10am-8:00pm