Earlier this year, archaeologists dug up a series of centuries-old artifacts at City Hall, including a douche made of animal bone that dates back to the 1800s. Now, that douche has a new home in Midtown.
A new space called the New York City Archaeological Repository, at 114 W. 47th Street, will hold the feminine hygine product along with a host of other antique trinkets found on digs across the city. “The artifacts to be preserved in this central repository reflect the development over time of our great city and are part of the heritage of every New Yorker,” said Robert Tierney, chairman of the city’s Landmarks Preservation Committee. “The Landmarks Preservation Commission is thrilled to preserve and store these significant fragments of history for future generations.”
No word on whether the repository will be open to the public, but according to DNAinfo, artifacts will be available to scholars and museums by request.