From the category archives:

Ancient Artifacts

OK, so what, exactly, is “ancient?” Most people naturally tend to split things into “BC” and “AD.” Well, it’s hard to figure the Rome of Augustus, Tiberius, Nero and the rest of the Caesars as “modern.” So, let’s just say “ancient” means anything before the Fall of Rome (the city) on September 4, 476 AD when Romulus Augustus, the last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire, was deposed by Odoacer.

Here’s a complete list of the original Ancient Artifact nominees.

Antikythera Mechanism

The device mimics the complexity of clockwork not designed in Western Europe until a millennium later. What did the ancient Greeks use it for?

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Ancient Artifacts Nominees

Within these ancient achievements lies the shrouded mystery of every Saturday afternoon matinee adventure flick. Well, maybe not every B movie, but a lot of them.

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