The 10 Oldest Items In The Known World

10. Decorated German purse: 4,500 years old

Found in a grave near Liepzig, Germany dating back to between 2,500 and 2,200 BC, this purse’s main material, whether leather or textile, did not survive the test of time. All that’s holding the purse’s remains together are the decorations, now embedded in soil and formerly  embedded in the item’s fabric: Dogs’ teeth. It turns out dogs’ teeth were in vogue back in the day, decorating anything from blankets to jewellery. Nonetheless, the amount of teeth on the purse and the item’s intricacy show the owner’s status.  This type of belonging was not buried with just anyone; the owner of this ancient tote would have been important, archaeologists believe.
10. Decorated German purse: 4,500 years old