Boat remains washed up after a storm at old Rock Ferry, Wirral. As an archaeology grad with an interest in boats, I'd say it has been lying under estuary mud for a while along with many others here. This place is about to get a revamp I hope they take their time, there could be some real gems preserved in the mud.
Bull Capital from Persepolis Figure 14 on page 35 of Donald N. Wilber's book Persepolis, The Archaeology of Parsa, Seat of the Persian Kings, suggests this is a column capital from the Gate of All Lands at Persepolis. In the collection of the National Archaeological Museum, Tehran.
Some of the Lewis Chessmen may not have been chessmen at all according to new research. The 12th and 13th century gaming pieces which were discovered in Uig on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 are considered to be Scotland’s most renowned archaeological find.