More than 100 years ago, the globetrotting Robert Ripley began collecting artifacts from his journeys around the world, which today form the heart of the greatest collection of oddities ever assembled. Up Close & Peculiar brings the curious history of these pieces to a personal level as our Exhibits Buyer, Kurtis Moellmann, explores the strange relics that lie within our Warehouse walls! Become a part of the story as we share pieces for every history buff, pop culture junkie, and oddities collector alike.
Today: A 2,000-Year-Old Peruvian Femur
Dating back to 114 B.C., this femur suffered a full-blown compound fracture. The individual’s break healed with an absurd amount of new bone at the center. Though mended, this ancient femur was undoubtedly painful for the individual while walking and performing daily functions.
EXPLORE THE ODD IN PERSON!
Discover hundreds of strange and unusual artifacts like this one, and get hands-on with unbelievable interactives when you visit a Ripley’s Odditorium!