Medieval woman was buried with a rare item: a metal folding chair

Coins, weapons, gems and other valuables are often found in ancient burials of notable figures, but archaeologists have recently discovered a truly rare tomb: a folding metal chair.

Made of an iron frame, the medieval chair measures approximately 28 x 18 inches (70 x 45 cm) when folded and was found by a team of Archaeologists from the Bavarian State Office for Archeology Protection (BLfD) last month in Endsee, a village in southeastern Germany.