20 of The World’s Oldest Artifacts

Artifacts can be found all over the world, Infact, they can be dating back hundreds or thousands of years. It can come from any archaeological context or source such as buried along with a body, votiv offerings and hoards, such as at wells. Many Archaeologists have been digging up intriguing and unique artifacts for decades. Every artifact has a deep significance and it’s cool to know that these have somehow served to shed light on the lives of our ancestors from thousands of years ago.

Here are some of the oldest and amazing artifacts from the ancient world:

1. Thor’s Hammer (c 900 AD, Denmark)

Although this isn’t really as big as Thor’s hammer, these hammer pendants are interpreted as amulets shaped like Mjolnir, the hammer owned by the Norse god, Thor. Viking men and women wore this pendant for protection. The pendant is cast in bronze and has traces of silver or tin plating as well as gold plating. Unknown rune writer even confirmed that these amulets actually do depict Thor’s hammer.