Floor tiles in Ephesus. Ephesus was one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. It later become a major Roman city. It is located on the coast of Ionia near present day Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkey.
tiny old book - Initial metallurgical tests indicate that some of the books could date from the first century AD.
The Battersea Shield was found in the area around Chelsea Bridge, London. Dated to 350 BC, it seems that an object this elaborate would belong to a member of the warrior elite or even a Celtic chief. The Battersea shield is from the La Tene era which is characterised by the spirals, circles, interwoven knots and lattices that remain in modern Celtic art.
Tiny book with lead pages bound with wire, among 70 discovered in a cave of Jordan in early 2000s. Initial metallurgical tests indicate that some of the books could date from the first century AD. If the dating is verified, the books would be among the earliest Christian documents, predating the writings of St Paul.
skull, found in the state of Oaxaca, belongs to the Zapotec culture. Traces have been found of the civilisation that are up to 2,500 years old
♥ Books were discovered five years ago in a cave in a remote part of Jordan to which Christian refugees are known to have fled after the fall of Jerusalem in 70AD. Important documents from the same period have previously been found there.
Map of the World? It is claimed that this is an eighth century copy of the map Admiral Zheng He made in 1418. The map clearly shows the new ...
Encased in soil, this extraordinarily delicate face emerges into the sun for the first time in thousands of years. The wooden sarcophagus was unearthed by archaeologists at the necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa in Aswan, Egypt. Believed to contain the body of a person of some rank, it boasts extraordinarily delicate features, well-preserved by the sands of time
Lost for 1600 years the fabled city of Alexandria was lost – until just 16 years ago. The famed stage of historic interactions between Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Marc Antony and Octavius was lost under the water. The royal residences, as archeologists discovered, were slowly sent to the bottom of the sea after a series of earthquakes and tsunamis. The ancient Alexandria had over 500,000 residents and was known for its library with over 700,000 scrolls.
Dating back to 3500 to 2500 BC, the Megalithic Temples of Malta are some of the oldest structures in the world. As the name suggests, they are a group of stone temples older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. Excellently preserved, they were rediscovered and restored in the 19th century by European and native Maltese archaeologists. While not much is known about who built them, evidence from inside the temples – livestock sacrifices – suggest that local farmers constructed the stony stru
Udegram cemetary near the archeological site of the ancient city of Barikot in Swat Valley Afghanistan. Preliminary dating places it at 3000 yrs old. Thought to be a site of one of the battles of Alexander the Great.