4,000 year old children’s rattle beautifully crafted as bear cub’s head: and it still rattles!
They don’t make toys to last these days. When my young son came along we bought toys twice a week. I distinctly remember the steel toys like THE Tonka range >> proper toys not plastic like now. Problem with the small cars we bought although not plastic but die-cast metal he was a bugger for throwing them like most young children so the wheels used to buckle. Now its all plastic so the 4,000 year old rattle is a real special a find.
Find-of-the-year by Novosibirsk archeologists is a toy that entertained prehistoric babies.
The remarkable discovery of one of the oldest toys in the world came from excavations at a Bronze Age settlement in modern-day Novosibrirsk region.
Inside it – and it remains sealed – are little>>
CREDIT: SIBERIAN TIMES