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An Ancient Lego from the Island of Cos

Cos Asclepium temple ceiling fragment, tb062006547

The official Lego website claims that their special building blocks were first created in the year 1932.

Evidence to the contrary comes from the island of Cos, where this object was uncovered in the temple of the Asclepium. One can only wonder if native son Hippocrates was the first inventor of these wonderful toys.

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