The act of creating has always brought pleasure to humans. There are many beautiful creations produced all around the globe, ranging from jewelry to skyscrapers. We now have a variety of equipment and tools at our disposal to develop the fantastic things that are produced every day.
But, even without sophisticated tools, our forefathers were able to build some stunningly intricate objects that continue to amaze people today.
A magnificent 2000-year-old sapphire ring, believed to represent Caligula’s fourth wife Caesonia, probably belonged to Roman emperor Caligula.
The Veiled Christ, a marble sculpture by Giuseppe Sanmartino, is displayed at Naples’ Cappella Sansevero. There was a rumor that the statue was covered with an actual veil and progressively turned into marble through chemical processes because of its fantastic intricacy.
The astrological clock in Prague, which dates from 1410, is the world’s oldest continually operating clock.
Some of the world’s oldest windmills still spin in the tiny hamlet of Nashtifan, Iran. The windmills, made of natural clay, straw, and wood, have been milling grain for flour for over 1,000 years.
A 2300-year-old Scythian woman’s footwear was preserved in the Altai Mountains’ frozen permafrost.
Fish Bowl, Iran, most likely Kashan (late 13th–mid 14th century).
An 8-mile-long “canvas” packed with ice age paintings of extinct creatures has been found in the Amazon jungle.
An octopus-shaped samurai helmet (kabuko). Japan, the 1700s.
In 1520 Germany, a tiny sculpture of death with a bow was created.
In Khenchela, Algeria, a Roman bathhouse is still in use after 2,000 years.