TikTok video destroying ‘ancient artifacts’ deleted after criticism


An account on the platform has since removed the video from a TikTok video suspected of being deliberately smashed into a “3,000-year-old” pot.

TikTok users EngineerLabsDescribed as an American company that manufactures “science-related gifts,” he originally posted a clip of “Ancient Artifacts” breaking down earlier this week.

The video featured an anonymous white man taking the pot in a draw labeled “Indus Vallery”. A person who throws a pot like a terracotta (cradle of civilization) to the floor.

The currently deleted post read, “This pottery was made for 3000 years without breaking.

It wasn’t clear at the time whether pots were actually excavated in the area of ​​South Asia, where the Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) took place between 3300 and 1300 BC, but the message behind the clip was immediately condemned by TikTok users.

A TikTok user claimed, “Notice how essential other people’s artifacts/cultures are to Yt people”. @oodhamboiiiReconstructed since deleted clips.

Another person added in a comment: “It doesn’t matter if it’s a party or if it’s real or not. It is too harmful to post such content.”

Another netizen said, “It makes me sick to think of how many other things this TikTok has inadvertently destroyed just because it’s ‘too many’.”

Many others also believed that the “3,000-year-old” urn was not genuine.

in a statement aboutindependent, EngineerLabs said it regrets sharing a video that has since been deleted and spreading “misinformation” because the pot was actually a clone.

“As you can probably imagine, there are countless fakes and counterfeit ‘artifacts’. “Unfortunately, the person who made the video didn’t specify it and called it a ‘3000-year-old artifact’ just to get attention.”

“Therefore, no one but ourselves is held accountable for misinformation. Obviously, we’re not going to break clean cultural artifacts for TikTok videos. We are sorry for the whole situation and we cannot get ahead of the misinformation we have created.”

The company uses Pakistan’s Indus Valley terracotta for its displays. “It’s already broken into small pieces. But this ‘3000-year-old artifact’ was a replica.”

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