Archaeologists have found these 2,500-year-old remains of two horses and their chariot, along with perfectly preserved wheels, a seat, and boot. These are believed to have belonged to the Thracian nobility. This discovery was made in a Thracian tomb along with other expensive artifacts of the time. The tombs were located in northeast Bulgaria in the village of Sveshtari.
These are the single most well-preserved remains of horses and a chariot, and it’s unlikely that a better one will ever be discovered. The Thracians were a group of Indo-European tribes that spread across Eastern Europe. It’s believed that the first Greek Thracian colonies were founded in 800 BC.
A Stone Head Portrayal of a Warrior
The Olmec were a society of villagers that lived along the Gulf Coast of Mexico. These people were mostly known for the special statues they carved out of stone, often weighing around 20 tons each. These stone heads were carved to commemorate their rulers and are still well preserved today.
The boulders were brought by the Olmecs from the Sierra de Los Tuxtlas mountains in Veracruz. The heads they sculpted out of them were arranged in lines at important Olmec locations. Like many archaeological mysteries, it remains unknown just how they managed to move these massive boulders from one place to another.
Ancient Egyptian Sandals
Ancient Egyptians wore almost exclusively sandals in the Egyptian hot deserts. These sandals were recently discovered, and they were attributed to the late King Tutankhamun, who presided over Egypt many centuries ago.
King Tut’s sandals featured incredible carvings and decorations in every which angle. If you’re ever in the market for new sandals, today, you can search through eBay and get the same kind of shoes worn by King Tutankhamun. In his time, these took weeks to handcraft.
The mask was found in a tomb, and because of its gold and silver lavishing design, it most likely belonged to a member of the elite. It is uncertain where the mask was actually made, and there are assumptions that, at the time, many masks of this sort were produced in Syria for the Romans.
The Astana Tomb Boot
These boots were found in China, and they are about 1500 years old. Recently, Chinese archeological researchers have begun working on restoring the boots that were found in the Astana Tombs in China.
The boots are only 24cm long, made from goat's skin, and animal sinew was used for sewing all of the parts together. Over 300 pieces of leather clothing and shoes have been found in these Tombs, of which most have been restored and preserved.