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This 5,500-year-old leather moccasin is believed to be the world's oldest leather shoe. One thousand years older than Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, the shoe was discovered in a cave in Armenia.
This is thought to be the world's oldest surviving photograph, captured in 1826 from the window of a farmhouse by Joseph Nicephore Niepce. It was taken from an upper bedroom of the Frenchman's country home in Burgundy.
This globe, believed to be the world’s oldest, was etched into the surface of an ostrich egg in Italy over 500 years ago.
Oldest flush toilets
Toilets in the ancient Turkish city of Ephesus were "flushed" by running water that carried waste to a nearby river.
This prophylactic is the oldest in the world, dating back to 1640. Also completely intact is its original user's manual, written in Latin. (It suggests users immerse the condom in warm milk prior to its use to prevent disease.) The condom, made of pig intestine, was found in Lund in Sweden.
This 5,000-year-old piece of chewing gum was discovered by an archaeology student in western Finland. It's comprised of birch bark and still has well-defined tooth imprints.