2,500-year-old golden wreath found in Thessaloniki. The ongoing dig for the Thessaloniki subway system has uncovered another gold wreath, which was found during the last excavation for what will the Republic Station stop. The wreath was found inside a large box-type Macedonian tomb on the head of a buried body. The wreath and the burial date back to the Early Hellenistic Period, at the end of the fourth – early 3rd Century B.C.
Anansi, a figure in Ashanti mythology, who could overcome his enemies through guile. Anansi is one of the most important characters of West African lore. He is a culture hero, who acts on behalf of Nyame, his father and the sky god. He brings rain to stop fires and performs other duties for him.
Agate Bowl, thought by some to be the Holy Grail. 'The bowl, including the handles, is cut from a single block of agate and is the largest surviving work of the lapidary art of antiquity. That it was so highly esteemed was not just due, however, to its impressive size or to the technical perfection of the execution but rather to the mysterious inscription of XRISTO (Christ) that at times becomes visible at the bottom of the bowl in the grain of the stone.