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dodecahedrons

I couldn't find a thread on Grant's fun blog post.   I do agree that it seems like these objects are probably camp lamps.    If there already is a thread let me know.  This article came up on my feed, strangely enough. 

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-mysterious-bronze-objects-that-have-baffled-archaeologists-for-centuries?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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JennyAudrey

Hi @lil-chick,

Thanks for sharing that.

Grant

strange geometry for a camp stove, why go through the trouble of making it a dodecahedron? the nodules I assume are to stop it from tipping

my guess is a decorative candle holder/cover, maybe one to keep close to your bed to prevent an open flame catching fabric alight

 

Because it looks like it is meant to be rotated (with the various "spikes"), and has differently shaped holes, I would hypothesise it's an object used to look through to something, to measure something... or possibly it can be used to receive the sun and tell time.