These are two out of twenty archaeological objects that will be part of an interactive presentation in the Liemers Museum, Zevenaar (NL). It was a nice experience to be able to have a closer look at these objects, and feel the craftsmanship that created them a few thousand years ago. As a paleographer, and codicologist by training, I am used to handling old, venerable and precious objects, like medieval manuscripts. But these unpretentious objects rushed me still further back in the mist of time, or ‘La Nuit des Temps’. I regret the many times that I carelessly passed display cases with archaeological objects in museums in favor of more spectacular, and resplendent material. But I feel that I have made my amends, now that I have spend a good day making pictures of this small collection.