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Ancient Dodecahedron's Purpose Remains Secret


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#16    cladking

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 06:55 PM

These are too easy.

Spin in like a top and you'll know what it's for, I'd wager.  ;)

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:01 PM

View PostMelo, on 14 June 2011 - 07:02 PM, said:

Can you do what the world's archaeologists can't? Can you explain this -- thing?
It’s been called a war weapon, a candlestick, a child’s toy, a weather gauge, an astronomical instrument, and a religious symbol -- just to name a few. But what IS this mystery object, really?

Can you do what archaeologists can't? Can you help solve the mystery?

http://www.foxnews.c...emains-mystery/

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http://en.wikipedia....man_dodecahedra
http://en.wikipedia....ki/Dodecahedron
These could be ancient cow bells / horse bells.
The clapper would have hung within on a flexible (leather?) thong, and the whole would have been attached to a wide strap of cloth or leather (neither of which would be preserved).
Switzerland has a long tradition of ornate cow bells that may go back 200 years or so.


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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:12 PM

It reminds me of something used for mixing. Kinda like those balls used in clothes dryers to keep the clothes sufficiently moving around. Or those balls in nail polish to keep the formula mixed up.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:22 PM

View Posttadchem, on 08 May 2012 - 06:01 PM, said:

These could be ancient cow bells / horse bells.
The clapper would have hung within on a flexible (leather?) thong, and the whole would have been attached to a wide strap of cloth or leather (neither of which would be preserved).
Switzerland has a long tradition of ornate cow bells that may go back 200 years or so.

Hello and welcome to the site tadchem.
Nice idea. I personally dont have a clue.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:25 PM

View PostPandora7321, on 08 May 2012 - 06:12 PM, said:

It reminds me of something used for mixing. Kinda like those balls used in clothes dryers to keep the clothes sufficiently moving around. Or those balls in nail polish to keep the formula mixed up.

I thought this thread is gone for good.
Maybe its

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bra protector. :lol:

Edited by Melo, 08 May 2012 - 06:25 PM.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:31 PM

View Posttadchem, on 08 May 2012 - 06:01 PM, said:

These could be ancient cow bells / horse bells.
The clapper would have hung within on a flexible (leather?) thong, and the whole would have been attached to a wide strap of cloth or leather (neither of which would be preserved).
Switzerland has a long tradition of ornate cow bells that may go back 200 years or so.

You Perv!

A leather thong strapped on horse balls... wait.... what? Oh.

Sorry.  Nevermind.  :blush:

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:54 PM

Wow; a Lazurus thread..

I think the object may have originally contained a ball and that the holes were each once marked with different colors. When the object was rolled, bets could be taken on which color the ball would come to rest in. My guess...ancient gambling device.


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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:00 PM

View PostHarte, on 08 May 2012 - 07:31 PM, said:

You Perv!

A leather thong strapped on horse balls... wait.... what? Oh.

Sorry.  Nevermind.  :blush:

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These are referred to as crotal bells...

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Crotal_bell

The "S" must have been dropped over time ;)


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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:06 PM

View Postjules99, on 08 May 2012 - 08:00 PM, said:

These are referred to as crotal bells...

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Crotal_bell

The "S" must have been dropped over time ;)

Nah.

It's hard to make the "s" sound when you ain't got no theeth.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:09 PM

View Postthe N, on 28 August 2011 - 01:35 PM, said:

I found similar thing in Archaelogical museum in Zagreb but this one dates from stone age.
http://www.unexplain...n-zagreb-museum

View Postthe N, on 14 June 2011 - 07:02 PM, said:

Can you do what the world's archaeologists can't? Can you explain this -- thing?
It’s been called a war weapon, a candlestick, a child’s toy, a weather gauge, an astronomical instrument, and a religious symbol -- just to name a few. But what IS this mystery object, really?

Can you do what archaeologists can't? Can you help solve the mystery?

http://www.foxnews.c...emains-mystery/

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Hm.I posted news.

http://en.wikipedia....man_dodecahedra
http://en.wikipedia....ki/Dodecahedron

First of all, love your name and your picture: Death Note :tu:
Secondly, i saw you mentioned something about Zagreb. You were in my capital? Or did u just browse it on the web :)
And thirdly my opinion that is some kind of a candlestick holder :D

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:04 PM

I think I'd have to jump behind the incense explaination.  It seems a little more plausible.  Looking at modern days we have a lot of useless decorative crap lying around.   Who's to say it's suppose to have a purpose?

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:37 PM

The world's oldest disco ball. A candle was placed inside and it was hanging from the ceiling.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:23 PM

View PostBorisIWantToKnow, on 08 May 2012 - 11:09 PM, said:

First of all, love your name and your picture: Death Note :tu:
Secondly, i saw you mentioned something about Zagreb. You were in my capital? Or did u just browse it on the web :)
And thirdly my opinion that is some kind of a candlestick holder :D

Im just  living in Zagreb and was a big fan of Death Note. ^_^
After L appears in it I was hooked. Such a sick, psychic, thriller, mystery show. Later become crapy but again rise it to the top.
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For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy..."

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:33 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 16 June 2011 - 10:12 PM, said:

4" football? back to the drawing board!

People were much smaller in those days.

Edited by TheLastLazyGun, 09 May 2012 - 06:33 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:43 PM

Are the two pieces part of a whole? i.e. do they fit together to form a spherical shape?  If so then depending on how the holes align the simplest explanation would be an ornamental for perhaps an necklace?





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