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This is the Franks Casket, a small box crafted sometime around the 7th century CE. It has a strange juxtaposition of scenes, including the Adoration of the Magi, Wayland the Smith, and Romulus and Remus; Christian, Norse, and Roman mythology are all mixed together. The artifact now resides in the British Museum.


: Romano-British pendant It is a particularly rare find for Norfolk, and indeed Britain, in its depiction of a phallus made in richly coloured gold, and is in good condition. Its special significance lies in the symbolism of the object and what is tells us about life in Roman times and people’s belief systems. Phallic amulets were commonly worn in Roman times both as a symbol of sexuality, and to promote fertility.

from Religion & Spirituality

Who Was Epona, the Horse Goddess of Gaul?

Who Was Epona, the Horse Goddess of Gaul?: This statue of Epona was found in what is now France.


Unearthing Jamestown’s Leaders, and a Mystery

A small silver box, a Roman Catholic reliquary, was found in colonial Jamestown. Surrounding it are replicas of what is inside: bone and pieces of a lead ampulla.

from Science and Religion Reconciled with a little help from my friends

“BOOK of KELLS and SPELLS that uses the SWASTIKA to Plant the SEEDS”


Plaster cast of the skull of King Robert I of Scotland (Robert the Bruce). The stand is inscribed: Cast in plaster by Wm Scouler 1819. Interred 1329. Re-interred 1819.


This is a "Jenny Haniver." A Jenny Haniver is the carcass of a ray or a skate which has been modified and subsequently dried, resulting in a grotesque preserved specimen. For centuries, sailors sat on the Antwerp docks and carved these "mermaids" out of dried skates. Then they sold them. Jenny Hanivers have been created to look like devils, angels and dragons...


Bull amulet. It was found lying loose in the soil outside one of the tombs. Queen Pu-abi had similar amulets on her headdress. From sumerian tombs ,Ur


Sanxingdui culture bronze artifact, State of Shu (蜀), an ancient state in what is now Sichuan, China. Shu was based on the Chengdu Plain, in the western Sichuan basin. This independent Shu state was conquered by the state of Qin in 316 BC, but recent archaeological discoveries at Sanxingdui and Jinsha thought to be sites of Shu culture indicate the presence of a unique civilization in this region before the Qin conquest. Sanxingdui Museum


The Coso Artifact - Yes! It's a real spark plug. I believe it's a Champion brand. NO! he rock it's encased in is not 500,000 years old! More like 40 - 50 years. What many people don't know is that a 2nd spark plug in rock has been found and the rock turned out to be a conglomeration of iron oxide, sand and limestone which can form and harden rather quickly - | Humans Are Free