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Offline geniusonwheels

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Was the artifact real?
« on: March 28, 2008, 04:01:23 AM »
There were 120 artifacts, but some were fiction, and some were real.

The point of this topic is to research which artifacts were real, and which weren't.

Put some research, a link, and your final word.


Mythical: Relating to myths, like the broken wing or trident.

Plausible: If you see the event the legend talks about, but don't actually see the artifact.

Brainchild: Real person, made up artifact

Documented: The artifact is real, and there are pictures and words to go with it.


I've been meaning to do this for a while, and I hope it teaches us something about Legends we didn't know .

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 04:14:50 PM »
The first artifact that comes to my mind is The Electrified Key of Benjamin Franklin.  It's common knowledge Franklin did indeed fly a kite with a key attached to it in a thunderstorm.  However, the legend incorporates Franklin's wife, Debbie, and Franklin conducted this experiment while he was still a young bachelor.

Wikipedia says that The Heart-Shaped Pillow of Annie Taylor was also real.  However, I've learned to take what Wikipedia says with about a million grains of salt.
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 04:31:36 PM »
The Mussel Shell Armor of Apanuugpak, as we recently learned, was also real (check several of the sources that prove that's the proper spelling).

Same with Galileo's Cannonball, since we do all know about the gravity experiment.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 04:27:38 PM »
Update:

The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea was also a real historical object.  Boadicea habitually wore a large, golden necklace.  By definition, a torque (or torc) is a rigid piece of personal adornment made of twisted metal that can be worn as a bracelet, neck ring, or open-ended necklace.
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2009, 03:22:30 PM »
The deadmans hand is curently on display in deadwood, south dakota.

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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009, 05:13:49 PM »
Mythical:

Trojan Horseshoe

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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009, 06:43:16 PM »
Quote from: ""DrThinker""
Mythical:

Trojan Horseshoe


Obviously.  :roll:

Another update: Contrary to what Disney says, John Smith and Pocahontas were not an "item" in real life (Pocahontas was 12, Smith was 21), so the Lost Love Letter of Capt. John Smith was mythical.
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2009, 06:48:04 PM »
Galileo's canonbali is real IIRC.
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2009, 06:14:18 AM »
The Man in the Iron Mask is a true story.

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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2009, 09:19:45 AM »
I heard on a radio interview that while Franklin did discover that lightning had electrical components, he never accutally flew a kite with a key atatched to the end of it. He mearly told that story to gain the intrest of the common man, he believed no one would care if he just said he held up a lightning rod during a thunderstorm. The Irony of course is that holding a lightning rod is far more impresive.

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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2009, 06:01:36 PM »
*BUMP*

The Golden Chains of Zenobia were real as well.
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2009, 07:30:05 PM »
I ... have a feeling the Snow Cone of Mt. Kilimanjaro is stretching the truth.