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The Treasure of Gourdon – France discovered in 1845, is a hoard of gold, the objects dating to the end of the fifth or beginning of the sixth century, which was secreted soon after 524. When it was found the hoard comprised a chalice (shown), a rectangular paten, similarly applied with garnets and turquoises in cloisonné compartments, together with about a hundred gold coins dating from the reigns of Byzantine emperors Leo I (457-474) through that of Justin I (518-527).

The oldest door in Britain in Westminster Abbey -A 900-year-old door was put in place in the 1050s, during the reign of the Abbey's founder, Edward the Confessor. The door, which measures 6.5ft by 4ft, was made from one tree which probably grew between AD 924 and 1030. Simon Thurley, of English Heritage, said: "It is incredible to think that when the door was made the Norman Conquest had not yet happened and William of Normandy was still a young man of about 20." That's pretty cool.

Instructions of Shuruppak dating back to 3,000 BCE. This is one of the oldest known works of literature in human history. The Instructions contain precepts that reflect those later included in the Ten Commandments and other sayings that are reflected in the biblical Book of Proverbs. Translation here:

: The West Kennet Long Barrow is a Neolithic tomb dating back to 3650 BC and is thus the oldest building in England. The inside tunnels were used as pagan burial chambers and are built from Saracen rock as seen on the exterior.

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Workers restoring former Russian mansion find massive treasure hoard wrapped in newspaper from 1917

Russian Nobles. Workers restoring former Russian mansion find massive treasure hoard wrapped in newspaper from 1917

Roman Dodecahedron objects have been found all over Europe – but the mystery continues about their purpose and use. About the only thing that archaeologists have done – is name the objects. They date to around the 2nd or 3rd AD century.

The Winchester Hoard c.50 BCA hoard found in 2000 and subsequently recorded on the PAS. Hoard contains two sets of jewellery comprising a neck torc, a pair of brooches held together with a chain and two gold bracelets. The hoard was likely to have been left for safekeeping or as a religious offering. One chain remains undiscovered. Also, this jewellery might have been a diplomatic gift to a chieftain ruling in southern Britain, possibly related to Commius of the Atrebates.

Short sword and sheath from northern China ,bronze with inlaid turquoise -6th century BC (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Solidus of Constantius II (Sole Emperor, 350–361), coin struck in Rome > 350–361 A.D. Byzantine Gold

Akhenaten known before the fifth year of his reign as Amenhotep IV, was a Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt who ruled for 17 years and died perhaps in 1336 BC or 1334 BC.