A set of 70 books were found about 5 years ago in Jordan."Initial metallurgical tests indicate that some of the books could date from the first century AD. This estimate is based on the form of corrosion which has taken place, which experts believe would be impossible to achieve artificially."
Stone of Scone (pronounced scon, rhymes with Ron). Starting with Robert the Bruce, Scotland's kings have sat on this stone to be crowned. The English stole it 700 years ago and kept it under their coronation chair, but with Scotland's parliamentary independence in the 1990s, the Scots asked for it back and got it! It is honorably displayed with Scotland's crown jewels. (Scotland doesn't have the impressive gems that England has, but it is elegant!) Edinburgh Castle
Celtic dagger and sheath made of iron and bronze, found in the grave of a celtic prince in Hochdorf, Germany aka the man with the golden shoes, the Hochdorf prince. Some corals as decoration are on the hilt and on the sheath. The dagger has a length of around 42 cm (16.5").
Sarcophagus-effigy at Dunkeld Cathedral of Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, Alasdair Mór mac an Rígh, and called the Wolf of Badenoch (1343 – 20 June 1405). He was the third surviving son of King Robert II of Scotland and youngest by his first wife, Elizabeth Mure of Rowallan. Alexander married the widowed Euphemia I, Countess of Ross, but they had no children although he did have a large family by his longtime mistress, Mairead inghean Eachann.
Pessaries (300s BC - 1900s) A pessary is a vaginal suppository used to kill sperm and/or block their passage through the cervix. It's one of the oldest contraceptive devices, having been used for over 3,000 years in various cultures. Ancient pessaries were often made from animal feces (crocodile in Egypt, elephant in India), along with a honey, ground up fruit and bark. Once inserted, the pessary would melt at body temperature and form an impenetrable covering on the cervix.
The Real Rollo Hrolf Ragnvaldsson, more commonly known as Rollo (and later Robert Of Normandy), lived between 846 and 931 CE. He was a Norse viking warlord who became the founder and first ruler of the Viking principality that would come to be called Normandy. It is theorised that he was the son of Ragnvald Eysteinsson, a Jarl of Western Norway. Rollo was known by the nickname “Ganger Hrolf” (Hrolf the Walker) because it was said he was so big no horse could carry him. Artwork by…