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Old Quebec: List of artifacts

Bottle

Bottle

Bottle found at the site of Place-Royale. Ministère de la Culture et des communications archeological collection.

Point of interest: Place-Royale

Brass butt plate

Brass butt plate

King’s Stores, 1716–1760. Ville de Québec archeological collection.

Point of interest: Îlot des Palais

Carafe

Carafe

Carafe found at the site of Place-Royale. Ministère de la Culture et des communications archeological collection.

Point of interest: Place-Royale

Carved wooden box

Carved wooden box

Late 18th century. Item carved in the Huron-Wendat style. Collection of the Augustinian Sisters of the Québec General Hospital Monastery.

Point of interest: The Augustinian Nuns and the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec

Christmas Angel

Christmas Angel

Anonymous, 17th century. Musée des Ursulines de Québec.

Point of interest: Monastery of the Ursulines of Québec

Ciborium
Ciborium

Ciborium

Seventeenth century. Monastère des Ursulines de Québec.

Point of interest: Monastery of the Ursulines of Québec

Crucibles

Crucibles

Used to determine the value of precious metals at the Intendant’s Palace and elsewhere in New France, 1725–1760. Ville de Québec archeological collection.

Point of interest: Îlot des Palais

Ewer

Ewer

Part of acollection that was a gift from George III in 1804. It features the royal coat of arms and the coat of arms of the diocese. Holy Trinity Cathedral collection

Point of interest: Cathedral of Holy Trinity

Common Saint-Onge-style terracotta jug

Common Saint-Onge-style terracotta jug

Intendant’s Palace, 1686–1713. City of Québec archeological collection.

Point of interest: Îlot des Palais

Inkwell

Inkwell

Inkwell found at the site of Champlain’s second residence. Ministère de la Culture et des communications archeological collection.

Point of interest: Place-Royale

Iron mechanism for firearm

Iron mechanism for firearm

Intendant’s Palace, 1725–1760. Ville de Québec archeological collection.

Point of interest: Îlot des Palais

Jesuit ring

Jesuit ring

Ministère de la Culture et des communications archeological collection.

Point of interest: Québec's City Hall

Microscope

Microscope

Late 19th century. Université Laval collection.

Point of interest: Université Laval

Mortar and pestle

Mortar and pestle

Seventeenth century. Used to make medicine. This item bears marks from the fire of 1755. Collection of the Augustinian Sisters of the Québec General Hospital Monastery.

Point of interest: The Augustinian Nuns and the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec

Rope eyelets

Rope eyelets

Eighteenth century eyelets found at the site of the railway station. Royal shipyard, 1739–1748. Ville de archeological collection.

Point of interest: Place de la Gare

Scabbard

Scabbard

Iron and brass, Intendant’s Palace, 1725–1760. Ville de Québec archeological collection.

Point of interest: Îlot des Palais

Trade items

Trade items

A ring believed to have belonged to a Jesuit, religious medals, fish hooks, glass beads. Intendant’s palace, 1686–1713. Found at the site. City of Québec archeological collection

Point of interest: Îlot des Palais

Apple used to teach mathematical fractions

Apple used to teach mathematical fractions

19th century. Musée des Ursulines de Québec.

Point of interest: Monastery of the Ursulines of Québec

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