A bronze bell from Derry, Ireland, in storage since the 1930s, may be the world's oldest existing church bell. The bell dates to 1411 and was probably made in France. Christian symbols on the bell lead researchers to believe it may have once belonged to a church or abbey.
While the original church no longer stands, recent discoveries have lead researchers to believe thay may pinpoint a site location soon.
The current record holder for oldest church bell is a bell from 1440 in Ipswitch, England. [photo]