The Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts: Ancient springs, screws and metal. Thousands of these things -- some measure as small as 1/10,000th of an inch! -- were discovered by gold miners in the Ural Mountains of Russia in the 1990s. Dug up from a depth of 3 to 40 feet in layers of earth dating back to the upper Pleistocene era, these curious objects could be anywhere from 20,000 to 100,000 years old. by holly
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holly The Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts: Ancient springs, screws and metal. Thousands of these things -- some measure as small as 1/10,000th of an inch! -- were discovered by gold miners in the Ural Mountains of Russia in the 1990s. Dug up from a depth of 3 to 40 feet in layers of earth dating back to the upper Pleistocene era, these curious objects could be anywhere from 20,000 to 100,000 years old.
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Deep beneath the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt's ancient capital Alexandria lies a wealth of archaeological artifacts. It's a treasure trove of 20,000 objects and counting, thousands of years old providing archaeologists the key to unlocking the mystery of ancient Egypt and its rulers...Cleopatra's Palace... by holly
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holly Deep beneath the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt's ancient capital Alexandria lies a wealth of archaeological artifacts. It's a treasure trove of 20,000 objects and counting, thousands of years old providing archaeologists the key to unlocking the mystery of ancient Egypt and its rulers...Cleopatra's Palace...
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Arkaim, Russia- Ancient Circular Housing ~ Scientists discovered mysterious circles on the area of the ancient Russian town of Arkaim, which is the same age as Egypt and Babylon. This ancient observatory was built 4800 years ago. Interesting, that Arkaim is situated on the 40th parallel as Stonehenge, both objects look similar and Arkaim is close to the place of the famous Chelyabinsk meteorite fall in February of 2013. by holly
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holly Arkaim, Russia- Ancient Circular Housing ~ Scientists discovered mysterious circles on the area of the ancient Russian town of Arkaim, which is the same age as Egypt and Babylon. This ancient observatory was built 4800 years ago. Interesting, that Arkaim is situated on the 40th parallel as Stonehenge, both objects look similar and Arkaim is close to the place of the famous Chelyabinsk meteorite fall in February of 2013.
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Bulgarian police have handed the remnants of three ancient necklaces to the country's most important museum after seizing the artifacts from smugglers who looted them from archaeological sites.   Some of the recovered gold artifacts dating back to the third millennium BC [Credit: Bulgarian Culture Ministry] Police gave the artifacts to the National Museum of History in Sofia, whose collection is among the largest in the Balkans. The museum's collection includes items dating back to ... by lula
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lula Bulgarian police have handed the remnants of three ancient necklaces to the country's most important museum after seizing the artifacts from smugglers who looted them from archaeological sites. Some of the recovered gold artifacts dating back to the third millennium BC [Credit: Bulgarian Culture Ministry] Police gave the artifacts to the National Museum of History in Sofia, whose collection is among the largest in the Balkans. The museum's collection includes items dating back to ...
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6,000-year-old crown found in Dead Sea cave revealed - The crown was discovered in a remote cave in the Judaean Desert near the Dead Sea in 1961 among hundreds of other objects from the period. Known as the ‘Nahal Mishar Hoard’, more than 400 objects were discovered in the cave which became known as the ‘Cave of the Treasure’. The ancient relic, which dates back to the Copper Age between 4000–3300 B.C., is shaped like a thick ring & features vultures & doors protruding from the top. by patty
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patty 6,000-year-old crown found in Dead Sea cave revealed - The crown was discovered in a remote cave in the Judaean Desert near the Dead Sea in 1961 among hundreds of other objects from the period. Known as the ‘Nahal Mishar Hoard’, more than 400 objects were discovered in the cave which became known as the ‘Cave of the Treasure’. The ancient relic, which dates back to the Copper Age between 4000–3300 B.C., is shaped like a thick ring & features vultures & doors protruding from the top.
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There are a few archaeologically discovered artifacts from the first Temple's operative era which make specific reference to Solomon's House of the Lord. One of these is known as the Temple Ostracon, which resides in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. This pottery shard from about 800 BC (in the Jerusalem reign of King Joash of Judah) clearly mentions, in old Hebrew, the Temple of the 'Bayit Yahweh' - the Jerusalem House of the Lord. by graciela
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graciela There are a few archaeologically discovered artifacts from the first Temple's operative era which make specific reference to Solomon's House of the Lord. One of these is known as the Temple Ostracon, which resides in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. This pottery shard from about 800 BC (in the Jerusalem reign of King Joash of Judah) clearly mentions, in old Hebrew, the Temple of the 'Bayit Yahweh' - the Jerusalem House of the Lord.
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Ellora caves in India.These 34 monasteries and temples were dug side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff. Ellora, with its uninterrupted sequence of monuments dating from A.D. 600 to 1000, brings the civilization of ancient India to life. Its sanctuaries devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism, illustrate the spirit of tolerance that was characteristic of ancient India. by alana
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alana Ellora caves in India.These 34 monasteries and temples were dug side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff. Ellora, with its uninterrupted sequence of monuments dating from A.D. 600 to 1000, brings the civilization of ancient India to life. Its sanctuaries devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism, illustrate the spirit of tolerance that was characteristic of ancient India.
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Processes up to 20,000 liters of drinking water without the aid of chemicals Draw up to 5 gallons of contaminated water from a local source to filter as opposed to carrying fresh water from far away Perfect as a purified water source for base camp or anywhere else where fresh water is in short supply Ideal item for a 72-hour kit as it can filter enough water to sustain a family of 4 for nearly a year // by becky
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becky Processes up to 20,000 liters of drinking water without the aid of chemicals Draw up to 5 gallons of contaminated water from a local source to filter as opposed to carrying fresh water from far away Perfect as a purified water source for base camp or anywhere else where fresh water is in short supply Ideal item for a 72-hour kit as it can filter enough water to sustain a family of 4 for nearly a year //
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Turkey: Ancient language discovered, dating back 2500 years to the Assyrian Empire — World Archaeology by ronda
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ronda Turkey: Ancient language discovered, dating back 2500 years to the Assyrian Empire — World Archaeology
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The winged penises came as little surprise to the ancient artifacts researchers. The fascinus is the divine embodiment of the phallus & is a common motif in Roman art. According to the British Museum, these images are associated with the god Priapus, who was often depicted with an absurdly erect penis & were often found on the walls of buildings & at street corners. — The fascinus was used particularly to ward off evil from children (especially male children). by elba
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elba The winged penises came as little surprise to the ancient artifacts researchers. The fascinus is the divine embodiment of the phallus & is a common motif in Roman art. According to the British Museum, these images are associated with the god Priapus, who was often depicted with an absurdly erect penis & were often found on the walls of buildings & at street corners. — The fascinus was used particularly to ward off evil from children (especially male children).
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In 1934, a Swedish archeologist discovered hundreds of ancient mummies buried under boats in a mysterious cemetery in a remote desert in the Xinjang region of China. The location, which is featured rivers and lakes thousands of years ago, was lost until 2000, and researchers began to excavate the area in 2003. They found the body of a woman thought to have died almost 4,000 years ago, who has become known as the most beautiful mummy in the by maria.t.rogers
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maria.t.rogers In 1934, a Swedish archeologist discovered hundreds of ancient mummies buried under boats in a mysterious cemetery in a remote desert in the Xinjang region of China. The location, which is featured rivers and lakes thousands of years ago, was lost until 2000, and researchers began to excavate the area in 2003. They found the body of a woman thought to have died almost 4,000 years ago, who has become known as the most beautiful mummy in the
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In the spring of 1943, a mass grave containing thousands of bodies was discovered in a forest in western Russia. This alarming discovery prompted an international investigation which revealed that the remains were those of Polish military prisoners of war. Also discovered were some civilians from various walks of life-- clergymen, doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers and others-- who had been forcibly removed from their homeland at the order of the Soviet Union by Glenci Merino
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Glenci Merino In the spring of 1943, a mass grave containing thousands of bodies was discovered in a forest in western Russia. This alarming discovery prompted an international investigation which revealed that the remains were those of Polish military prisoners of war. Also discovered were some civilians from various walks of life-- clergymen, doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers and others-- who had been forcibly removed from their homeland at the order of the Soviet Union
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Smithsonian Admits to Destruction of Thousands of Giant Human Skeletons in Early 1900′s A US Supreme Court ruling has forced the Smithsonian institution to release classified papers dating from the early 1900′s that proves the organization was... by kathie
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kathie Smithsonian Admits to Destruction of Thousands of Giant Human Skeletons in Early 1900′s A US Supreme Court ruling has forced the Smithsonian institution to release classified papers dating from the early 1900′s that proves the organization was...
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Wonder at the thousands of olive and date trees thriving in the Western Sahara on Siwa Oasis Tours. Ancient oracle temples, luxuriant springs and verdant gardens await! by kaye
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kaye Wonder at the thousands of olive and date trees thriving in the Western Sahara on Siwa Oasis Tours. Ancient oracle temples, luxuriant springs and verdant gardens await!
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STAR GATES: EGYPT-THOUSANDS YEARS OLD Medallion found have elongated skulls, as found in Paracas. Ar these "HUMAN" or other residents of the earth??One theory claims a possible space craft is at the top to represent they rule /leadership over the Egypt area in ancient times. by brandie
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brandie STAR GATES: EGYPT-THOUSANDS YEARS OLD Medallion found have elongated skulls, as found in Paracas. Ar these "HUMAN" or other residents of the earth??One theory claims a possible space craft is at the top to represent they rule /leadership over the Egypt area in ancient times.
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Library hidden in a cave... a unique repository of ancient manuscripts known as The Library Cave. A hidden cache of 50,000 books and rolls dating from c. 500 to 1002 that were deemed heretical and hidden in the cave in the early 11th century. by lula
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lula Library hidden in a cave... a unique repository of ancient manuscripts known as The Library Cave. A hidden cache of 50,000 books and rolls dating from c. 500 to 1002 that were deemed heretical and hidden in the cave in the early 11th century.
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Wadi Al-Hitan, the Whale Valley in the Egyptian Sahara. Over the past 30 years or so, remarkable fossils have been discovered here that provide some of the strongest confirmation yet of the soundness of evolutionary theory — namely, fossils of whales with legs that died 40 million years ago in an ancient shallow sea, just as these mammals were returning to an aquatic lifestyle. by abbyy
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abbyy Wadi Al-Hitan, the Whale Valley in the Egyptian Sahara. Over the past 30 years or so, remarkable fossils have been discovered here that provide some of the strongest confirmation yet of the soundness of evolutionary theory — namely, fossils of whales with legs that died 40 million years ago in an ancient shallow sea, just as these mammals were returning to an aquatic lifestyle.
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Archaeologists have found an ancient fragment of ivory belonging to a 40,000 year old animal figurine. Both pieces were found in the Vogelherd Cave in Germany, which has yielded a number of remarkable works of art dating to the Ice Age. The mammoth ivory figurine depicting a lion was discovered during excavations in 1931. The fragment on the left makes up half the head of the animal figure on the right, showing that the “lion” was fully three-dimensional, and not a relief as long thought. by proteamundi
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proteamundi Archaeologists have found an ancient fragment of ivory belonging to a 40,000 year old animal figurine. Both pieces were found in the Vogelherd Cave in Germany, which has yielded a number of remarkable works of art dating to the Ice Age. The mammoth ivory figurine depicting a lion was discovered during excavations in 1931. The fragment on the left makes up half the head of the animal figure on the right, showing that the “lion” was fully three-dimensional, and not a relief as long thought.
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The Crystal Cave of Giants located inside the Naica Mine in Chihuahua, Mexico was accidentally discovered in 2001 by two working miners. The vibrations are so immense, heat prevents them from studying this site further. by LiveLoveLaughMyLife
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LiveLoveLaughMyLife The Crystal Cave of Giants located inside the Naica Mine in Chihuahua, Mexico was accidentally discovered in 2001 by two working miners. The vibrations are so immense, heat prevents them from studying this site further.
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The Stone Spheres of Costa Rica  One of the strangest mysteries in archaeology was discovered in the Diquis Delta of Costa Rica. Since the 1930s, hundreds of stone balls have been documented, ranging in size from a few centimetres to over two meters in diameter. Some weigh 16 tons. Almost all of them are made of granodiorite, a hard, igneous stone. These objects are monolithic sculptures made by human hands. by Nina Maltese
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Nina Maltese The Stone Spheres of Costa Rica One of the strangest mysteries in archaeology was discovered in the Diquis Delta of Costa Rica. Since the 1930s, hundreds of stone balls have been documented, ranging in size from a few centimetres to over two meters in diameter. Some weigh 16 tons. Almost all of them are made of granodiorite, a hard, igneous stone. These objects are monolithic sculptures made by human hands.
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Nara Tokae Festival, Japan: Tens of thousands of candles are lit up in the land of ancient Nara where thrived as a capital 1300 years ago in Japan. by sammsfamily
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sammsfamily Nara Tokae Festival, Japan: Tens of thousands of candles are lit up in the land of ancient Nara where thrived as a capital 1300 years ago in Japan.
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This is an uncleaned ancient Viking Turtle Brooch dating from the 8th to the… by leanne
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leanne This is an uncleaned ancient Viking Turtle Brooch dating from the 8th to the…
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The Oldest Tree in the World with concentric star trails crowing it. In the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, The Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) grows at a high elevation of between 9,800 and 11,000 feet (3,000 and 3,400 m) and is protected within the White Mountains by the Inyo National Forest. To guard these ancient specimens further – from trophy seekers, vandals and the overly curious – the trees are unmarked, meaning that only experts know where the oldest can be found. by marla
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marla The Oldest Tree in the World with concentric star trails crowing it. In the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, The Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) grows at a high elevation of between 9,800 and 11,000 feet (3,000 and 3,400 m) and is protected within the White Mountains by the Inyo National Forest. To guard these ancient specimens further – from trophy seekers, vandals and the overly curious – the trees are unmarked, meaning that only experts know where the oldest can be found.
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People in the ancient world believed that the city of Troy, as well as the Trojan War, were entirely historical. But it was only in 1871 that the physical remains of Troy were discovered, at Hissarlik in Turkey. The discovery was made by Heinrich Schliemann, who followed textual evidence in the epics by Homer and other ancient references to find the city. by ronda
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ronda People in the ancient world believed that the city of Troy, as well as the Trojan War, were entirely historical. But it was only in 1871 that the physical remains of Troy were discovered, at Hissarlik in Turkey. The discovery was made by Heinrich Schliemann, who followed textual evidence in the epics by Homer and other ancient references to find the city.
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A painting, dating back over 4,300 years, discovered in the tomb of a priest, just 1,000 ft. east of the Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt depicts scenes of ancient life. It shows vivid scenes of life, including boats sailing south on the Nile River, a bird hunting trip in a marsh and a man named Perseneb who's shown with his wife and dog. It was discovered in 2012 by the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which has been excavating these tombs since 1996. by therese
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therese A painting, dating back over 4,300 years, discovered in the tomb of a priest, just 1,000 ft. east of the Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt depicts scenes of ancient life. It shows vivid scenes of life, including boats sailing south on the Nile River, a bird hunting trip in a marsh and a man named Perseneb who's shown with his wife and dog. It was discovered in 2012 by the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which has been excavating these tombs since 1996.
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The Carnaval de Ponce (Ponce Carnival), is an annual celebration held in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The celebration lasts one week and it ends on the day before Ash Wednesday. It is one of the oldest carnivals of the Western Hemisphere, dating back to 1858. The Ponce Carnaval can be traced to as far back as 250 years ago.The Carnaval coincides with the Mardi Gras of New Orleans, the Carnival of Venice, and Rio de Janeiro's Carnival. The estimated attendance is 100,000. =)~ by proteamundi
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proteamundi The Carnaval de Ponce (Ponce Carnival), is an annual celebration held in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The celebration lasts one week and it ends on the day before Ash Wednesday. It is one of the oldest carnivals of the Western Hemisphere, dating back to 1858. The Ponce Carnaval can be traced to as far back as 250 years ago.The Carnaval coincides with the Mardi Gras of New Orleans, the Carnival of Venice, and Rio de Janeiro's Carnival. The estimated attendance is 100,000. =)~
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Alexandria, Egypt - artifacts from the last dynasty to rule over ancient Egypt before the Roman Empire annexed it in 30 B.C. by bertha
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bertha Alexandria, Egypt - artifacts from the last dynasty to rule over ancient Egypt before the Roman Empire annexed it in 30 B.C.
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The Shigir Idol is the most ancient wooden sculpture in the world, made during the Mesolithic period, around 7,500 BCE. It is displayed in the "Historic Exhibition" Museum in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The radiocarbon dating carried out confirmed by the Institute of Geology of the Academy of Science of Russia in Moscow, gives an age of 9,500 years. by amelia
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amelia The Shigir Idol is the most ancient wooden sculpture in the world, made during the Mesolithic period, around 7,500 BCE. It is displayed in the "Historic Exhibition" Museum in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The radiocarbon dating carried out confirmed by the Institute of Geology of the Academy of Science of Russia in Moscow, gives an age of 9,500 years.
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Our Naga Skull Ring: Nāgá meaning Cobra in Sanskrit is considered in Hinduism as a nature spirit and the protector of springs wells and rivers. Nāgás are snakes that may take human form but according to ancient stories they are only vengeful to humans when they have been mistreated. Handmade in our London basement from .925 Sterling Silver. (Link in bio) by Makia55
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Makia55 Our Naga Skull Ring: Nāgá meaning Cobra in Sanskrit is considered in Hinduism as a nature spirit and the protector of springs wells and rivers. Nāgás are snakes that may take human form but according to ancient stories they are only vengeful to humans when they have been mistreated. Handmade in our London basement from .925 Sterling Silver. (Link in bio)
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1957 Mercedes 300SL Roadster.  Not as famous as its Gullwing predecessor ('55 - '57). Production of the convertible ran from 1957 to 1963.  Pricewise... pretty much untouchable in the hundreds of thousands. by kristy
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kristy 1957 Mercedes 300SL Roadster. Not as famous as its Gullwing predecessor ('55 - '57). Production of the convertible ran from 1957 to 1963. Pricewise... pretty much untouchable in the hundreds of thousands.
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I made a small pallet shelf to fit in a small bathroom, just so there would be some extra storage. I was lucky to find a pallet with long and wide planks, and I used those for the back. Then I ripped down a piece of a pallet that had 3/4" wood on it, and made some cleats for some extra support on the shelves. Then screwed into the shelves from the back with 2.5" screws, as well as screwing into the top of the shelves into the cleats to make sure the shelves are not going anywhere. by verna
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verna I made a small pallet shelf to fit in a small bathroom, just so there would be some extra storage. I was lucky to find a pallet with long and wide planks, and I used those for the back. Then I ripped down a piece of a pallet that had 3/4" wood on it, and made some cleats for some extra support on the shelves. Then screwed into the shelves from the back with 2.5" screws, as well as screwing into the top of the shelves into the cleats to make sure the shelves are not going anywhere.
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