2. NYC Archaeological Repository

New York Archeological Repository-Douche-Mammal Bone-Feminine Product-1800s-City Hall-NYCFemale douche from the NYC Archaeological Repository. Image by Chrysalis Archaeological Consultants

Earlier this year, a new vault opened–the New York City Archaeological Repository, full of objects uncovered through archeological excavations in New York City. Previously, the items were stored separately across 13 different locations, including several universities. While it might be expected to find lots of pottery shards, bottles, and like items showing the evolution of civilization here in New York City, some more surprising finds include a bayonet and a 200-year-old female douche. See photos and more fun items here.

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