Can you guess what these Montreal artifacts are?
We got a sneak peek at some of the millions of objects in the city's collection. Now, guess what they are
This week, members of the public will be able to get a look at a treasure trove of artifacts from the city's vaults.
The collection is usually kept private, but the city decided to organize two public tours of the objects as part of archaeology month.
Tours are being offered at Montreal's archaeological heritage reserve located on Peel Street in the Southwest borough.
You may be surprised at how far away some of the objects come from — archaeologist François Bélanger said the objects found in the city reflect the different waves of immigration, from Asian to Eastern European to North African.
He said he would describe the collection as a "cultural mosaic of different objects that represent Montreal life, but in different eras."
We got a sneak peek at some of the millions of objects in the collection. Try to guess what they are.
The tours take place Thursday, Aug. 17, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. or from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about this event and others being held for archaeology month, check out this website.
With files from Kateryna Gordiychuk and Simon Nakonechny