Apr 10, 2014

This 3000 Year Old Amulet Kind of Looks Like a Gummy Bear

3000 year old amber bear amulet looks like a gummy bear This 3000 Year Old Amulet Kind of Looks Like a Gummy Bear

Photographer Unknown via innuendoPL

 

The story goes that this amber bear amulet was found in 1887 in a peat bog near Slupsk, a city in northern Poland. The amber bear is believed to be from the Neolithic period and was dated between 1700 and 650 BC. Until 1945 the ‘amber bear of happiness‘ was on display at a museum in Szczecin until it “mysteriously disappeared”….

The bear resurfaced in 2002 when the Historic Museum in Straslund, Germany presented the amber bear to the public. It is not known how the museum came into possession of the prized amulet… You can read more about the story here.

Oh yeah, and it kind of looks like a gummy bear :) Could this be the original?
 
[Sources: slupcio.slupsk.edu.pl, Stolper_Bär on Wikipedia.de, innuendoPL on reddit]

 

The amber bear of happiness

 

The Legendary Amber Bear of Happiness

 

Gummy_bears

Photograph by Thomas Rosenau

 

Could the original gummy bear be over 3000 years old?

 

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Some have suggested it also inspired the Billy Bee Honey Bear.

 

 

 

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