There is no doubt about the fact that you will discover reminders and monuments of the history of America wherever you find yourself in the United States of America. There are various objects that speak straight to the American experience, whether it is the artifacts of kings and queens, Wright Flyer, Statute of Liberty or Early drawings of Mickey Mouse.
Here are 10 surprising Artifacts of kings and queens worth seeing in this museum.
- RMS Queen Mary – The RMS Queen Mary was at one occasion the best ever passenger ship, but it is now a distinctive attraction in the museum. The ship was withdrawn from service and moved to Long Beach, California, where it is now used as restaurants, hotel as well as an amateur radio station.
- London Bridge, Lake Haven City – London Bridge never fell down, despite the warning implied by the nursery rhyme. N 1967, the stone exterior of the bridge was disbanded into pieces and sold to an Arizona developer known as Robert McCulloch.
- Adolf Hitler Typewriter and Telephone – The allied and American forces carted away with some of the personal properties of Adolf Hitler such as telephone, typewriter and lots more. The phone can now be found at the Army Signal Corps Museum, Fort Gordon, Georgia. On the other hand, Adolf Hitler’s typewriter ca be seen in Bessemer Hall of History Museum, Alabama. The typewriter as claimed to have been taken from Eagle’s Nest on Hitler’s mountain. Order artifact of Adolf Hitler is the silver tea service deposited at Berman Museum in Anniston, Alabama.
- Nebra Sky Disk – This is a bronze disc of 3,600 years of age. It was an astonishing piece originally believed to be an archeological falsification. Nevertheless, comprehensive analysis exposed that it is certainly genuine. This valuable artifact is added in the register of Memory of the World, maintained by UNESCO. Nebra Sky Disk had been ritually buried in a primitive enclosed space on top of a Mittelberg hill, together with two expensive swords, one bronze chisel, two spiral arm-rings and two axes.
- Viking Coin – This coin was discovered by Guy Mellgren during a dig of a Native American Village site in Maine in the year 1957. This small silver coin was identified as a Norse and not as Native American by a coin dealer, two decades later.
- The Wooden Leg of Santa Ana, Springfield, Illinois – Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (Mexican President) lost his leg when he was fighting against France in the Pastry, two years after leading the assault at the Battle of the Alamo. This wood and cork leg can now be found at the Illinois State Military Museum.
- Terracotta Baby Toy, Bottle and Rattle, Italy – The archaeologists in Italy discovered a 2,400 years old terracotta bay bottle doubled as a pig-shaped toy. This exceptional artifact represents one of the more than a few uncommon objects discovered in Manduria. The relic is acknowledged as a guttus, representing a vessel having a narrow neck or mouth from which liquids were poured. They were designed for taking wine and other drinks, but in this situation, guttus was used for feeding a baby or young child.
- German Submarine, Chicago – The 1944 naval warfare led to the capture f German submarine U-505, which is the first open sea to be captured by the United States Navy of an enemy warship. Years after the war, Gallery stepped forward and assisted in facilitating a move to the Museum of Science and Industry, when the sub was about to be scrapped.
- Thor’s Hammer, Denmark – Thor is a hammer-wielding god related with fertility, healing, hallowing, the protection of mankind, strength, oak trees, storms, lighting, and thunder, according to Norse mythology. The hammer of Thor has offered solution to a long-running mystery facing over 1,000 ancient amulets discovered all over Northern Europe.
- The Man Eating Lions, Chicago – These are dishonorable man-eaters at the Field Museum, Chicago. These Tsavo lions were responsible for the deaths of 35 laborers and workers in a period 9 months in 1898. However, John Henry Patterson hunted the two lions in December 1898 and took them home to be used as rugs. He later sold them to the Field Museum where they were stuffed and exhibited.