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Worlds oldest Staples
07-AUG-2006 Ali Majdfar

World's oldest Staples

Passargad

Metal swallow staples for stone binding, 500 B.C.


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Carl A. Helsing 07-May-2007 05:15
The staple's would appear to be later replacement's for an original "double-dovetail"metal piece.
1moremile01-May-2007 00:25
Awesome catch and explanation.
BleuEvanescence31-Mar-2007 18:13
This is sooooo interesting!
and as usual... beautiful
jim crossin14-Jan-2007 12:59
Wonderful shot! The staples were possibly hidden, or dressed in stone originally which would have protected them. Very interesting!
Glen Reynolds 19-Dec-2006 05:07
These are common among ancient megalithic stone sites. Ancient sumerian stories trace these techniques back to temples built by the gods themselves.
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