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Oldest Ancient Toys
Oldest Ancient Toys
The oldest toys ever found in Egypt, little toy boats carved from wood, came from a child's tomb dating to the Predynastic Period. From the same period baked clay animals and rattles have been discovered. Not having any depictions of children playing with such artifacts, we cannot be completely certain that they were placed in the tomb as toys rather than for some religious purpose. Above all what we would consider to be dolls could have had magical significance.