With the discovery of sound waves in the CMB, we have entered a new era of precision cosmology in which we can begin to talk with certainty about the origin of structure and the content of matter and energy in the universe-Wayne Hu
I mean what influence might we have gained from looking at such ancient pieces?
The balls were located at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK at one time, so I do not know if they are still there.
Photo by Graham Challifour. Reproduced from Critchlow, 1979, p. 132.