Underwater Ancient Petroglyphs captured accidentally by a drone in Vancouver Canada
Medieval royal palaces, discovered in November 2014
@TetZoo The ancient gekko Yantarogekko balticus, c 54 million years old, preserved in Baltic amber.
Restorers are working on the carefully preserved plaster casts of 86 of the Romans trapped in Pompeii in 79 AD, including children seemingly frozen in terror. Here, Stefano Vanacore, director of the laboratory at Pompeii Archaeological Site can be seen carrying the remains of a petrified child in his arms
Two cubs at least 10,000 years old found over the summer in the permafrost of Yakutia, Russia, are the best-preserved cave lions ever unearthed.
A 42,000 yr old (from the Ice Age,) baby mammoth, they're calling Lyuba, was found in 2007. The one month old baby was preserved in ice, and is, by far, the best preserved mammoth mummy in the world. Although her fur and toenails have disintegrated, her skin and internal organs are intact. Apparently, there were traces of her mother’s milk in her stomach.
Incan skulls showing evidence of practiced brain surgery. The Incan people practiced brain surgery, in which a piece was chipped out of the skull, part of the brain removed, and the hole covered by metal beaten flat. Photo courtesy & taken by Thomas Quine
The gold tablet was found during an excavation around the city of Ashur, now Qual'at Serouat, Iraq, by a team of German archeologists led by Walter Andrae. The inscribed tablet, which was discovered in the foundation of the Ishta Temple, is actually a construction document, according to the judge. It dates to the reign of the Assyrian King Tukulti-Ninurta I (1243-1207 BCE) who expanded the Assyrian empire but was later killed by his son.
Toumaï, le nouvel ancêtre de 7 M années ! découvert en 2001 au Tchad.
The results of an extensive analysis of a 50,000-year-old toe bone belonging to a Neanderthal woman, which was unearthed in a cave in 2010, have been long awaited. Now, after much anticipation, the fi
Neanderthal skull reconstruction
Horus dressed in Roman military costume, Egypt, AD 50-300. British Museum.
The Hindsgavl Dagger. In the Neolithic period the flintworkers achieved very high technical standards. The magnificent dagger from Hindsgavl with its blade less than 1 cm thick is the finest example of the flintworkers’ outstanding skills at the end of the Stone Age. It was found around 1876 on tihe island Fænø in the Little Belt. The dagger type is called a ‘fishtail dagger’ because of the fishtail-formed hilt.
The Ishtar Gate or Lions Gate of Ancient Babylon, one of the best preserved ancient artifact in the world.
Ancient Rock Crystal Dice. Twenty-sided dice (or lots), marked XI on two adjoining faces. Circa 1st-2nd century A.D., Roman Imperial period.
Game Egypt (Thebes), 1390-1353 BC The Brooklyn Museum “This board and these gaming pieces were used to play the game the Egyptians called senet, or “passing.” Two players each used seven gaming pieces to advance according to the roll of stick-like dice, jump over the other player’s pieces, and finally remove all pieces from the board. The first player to remove all pieces won rebirth into the afterlife. This game was played for over three thousand years in Egypt, and its board and pieces w
roman gaming piece
Elongated skulls found in Bolivia, sketched as they would have looked in real life.
The major find so far has been a large bronze-decorated wine cauldron, most likely made by Greek or Etruscans craftsmen
Golden phallus found in Norfolk: There is no native English tradition of phallus-worship, so this piece most likely a Fascinus (from “fascinare” meaning “to cast a spell” which is the root of our word “fascinate”) that belonged to a Roman soldier. Other phallus amulets have been found in areas with a Roman military presence, but most of them are bronze. A gold one is a rare find.
Ancient Egyptian wig made from real hair
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