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Norwich Historical Jan 21
It's time for another Mystery Object from Norwich & District Museum's collection! This artefact was donated by an unknown individual in the early 1990s and was stored with rug beaters. The hooked piece moves up and down the main part. So what do you think it is?!
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British Museum Jun 12
This 2,300-year-old has a modern equivalent – what do you think it might have been used for? 🤔
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Faith Atheism Nub Jan 21
Women empowering site:If there is God should it be knowable & therefore be awe-less ordinary
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British Museum Jun 12
Replying to @LEGO_Group
Thanks for all your great guesses! This isn’t an early prototype – it’s a set of ancient Egyptian paint pots or ink wells made from stone 🎨🖌️
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British Museum 30 Oct 17
Can you guess what this might have been used for? Hint: it’s around 40cm tall
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Black Creek Village Jan 21
Replying to @BlackCreekNews
Good morning and thank you for your interest! These artifacts are cheese boxes, used to store cheese while it was being transported!
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Black Creek Village Nov 18
Good morning! This week's is small enough to be held with one hand, although it could be used in making something much bigger! Do you know what this beautiful artifact is?
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OUGradSchool 14 Nov 17
A flying saucer? Dinner for the BFG? We're intrigued!
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Chetana Kunwar Jun 15
No object is mysterious !! The mystery is in your eye!!
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Brimar Bob Dec 1
We had no correct answers for this which we tweeted last month. It sits inside a cone and guides the pins/legs of the valve into position inside a ring of glass which is then heated and stamped to make the base.
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Victoria Sainsbury Aug 6
Any idea what these are? My current idea is ceramic doughnuts, which seems unlikely... (hand for scale)
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sarah castagnetti Nov 21
I don't know what to make of this 1875 registered design from . A piece of cloth with images of Australia, New Zealand, ships, buildings and a statue; and inches marked around the edges in a continuous run from 1 to 94. What was it used for?
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British Museum 30 Oct 17
Replying to @britishmuseum
This is a mirror! It was made around 450 BC in Corinth, Greece. The circular disc was highly polished
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Black Creek Village Jan 6
Welcome to the first of 2019! This artifact is narrow and not too big overall! A pencil for example (just an example) might be able to rest in the opening. Do you know what this delicate-looking artifact is?
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Current Archaeology Mar 20
A for the afternoon... any thoughts? Found on the Thames foreshore.
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Dr Kristin Hussey Apr 16
Alright historians of science - does anyone know what this is?! Movable mirrors, weighted base, 16cm high. I know we can do it twitter! @MHSOxford Pls RT!
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Jefferson Co. Museum Nov 27
It’s time for the of the week! Can anyone guess what this object was used for?
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British Museum 8 Dec 17
Replying to @britishmuseum
Thanks for your guesses! This is a bronze aquamanile, a vessel used to wash hands at meal times. It could be filled with water using the hole in the knight’s helmet, and emptied through the hole in the horse’s head. It was made in the late 13th century in England.
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James Hyslop May 31
So this intriguing just landed on my desk.
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R Fletcher Antiques Jan 3
Just had this guy turn up today. Incredibly tactile and annoyingly familiar but I can't think who he is. Any ideas? Aviator? Motor racer? Cartoon character?
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