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When it was minted 350 years ago, there wouldn’t have been much change from a slap-up meal and a few of pints of ale. Today the silver threepenny coin that amateur treasure-hunter John Stoner dug up in a farmer’s field would probably buy the entire farm.

When it was minted 350 years ago, there wouldn’t have been much change from a slap-up meal and a few of pints of ale. Today the silver threepenny coin that amateur treasure-hunter John Stoner dug up in a farmer’s field would probably buy the entire farm.

One of our most valuable artefacts: one of the biggest pieces of Coprolite (fossilised human poo) ever found. From it we learnt what the Vikings ate, as well as what illnesses and parasites infested their bodies.

One of our most valuable artefacts: one of the biggest pieces of Coprolite (fossilised human poo) ever found. From it we learnt what the Vikings ate, as well as what illnesses and parasites infested their bodies.

The purpose of these odd objects - commonly known as a Roman dodecahedron have been discovered on Roman sites in Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, and Eastern Europe.the artifact's existence has never been mentioned in any known ancient source!

The purpose of these odd objects - commonly known as a Roman dodecahedron have been discovered on Roman sites in Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, and Eastern Europe.the artifact's existence has never been mentioned in any known ancient source!

A former residence along Officers’ Row stands vacant at Fort Bayard National Monument, home of the Buffalo Soldiers. Established in 1866 to protect settlers from Indians, the historic landmark near Silver City, NM, faces demolition because of cuts in federal funding and the potential profitability of modern development.

A former residence along Officers’ Row stands vacant at Fort Bayard National Monument, home of the Buffalo Soldiers. Established in 1866 to protect settlers from Indians, the historic landmark near Silver City, NM, faces demolition because of cuts in federal funding and the potential profitability of modern development.

Syria’s heritage in ruins: before-and-after you can’t visit | Amazing Places 007

Syria’s heritage in ruins: before-and-after you can’t visit | Amazing Places 007

US first lady Michelle Obama, center, with her daughters Sasha, and Malia, second from the right, look through archives documenting the Obama’s Irish Ancestry during their visit to the Old Library at Trinity College, in Dublin, Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. The first lady and her daughters were given a presentation on their own family genealogy and connection to Ireland. (AP)

US first lady Michelle Obama, center, with her daughters Sasha, and Malia, second from the right, look through archives documenting the Obama’s Irish Ancestry during their visit to the Old Library at Trinity College, in Dublin, Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. The first lady and her daughters were given a presentation on their own family genealogy and connection to Ireland. (AP)

Detail of 'map' painted on wall of house, Catalhoyuk, Turkey. Neolithic (7400-6350). Large city, populations 3000-8000 in 7th mill.

Detail of 'map' painted on wall of house, Catalhoyuk, Turkey. Neolithic (7400-6350). Large city, populations 3000-8000 in 7th mill.

Gladys Aylward and Hudson Taylor - as you read their stories, you see that they were not particularly extraordinary people, but they had a clear calling from God and were willing to answer it, regardless of the challenges they would face ...I like a lot of detail, which I found lacking in Gladys Aylward, The Little Woman. Often a chapter begins with “One day…” and I found myself asking questions...

Gladys Aylward and Hudson Taylor - as you read their stories, you see that they were not particularly extraordinary people, but they had a clear calling from God and were willing to answer it, regardless of the challenges they would face ...I like a lot of detail, which I found lacking in Gladys Aylward, The Little Woman. Often a chapter begins with “One day…” and I found myself asking questions...

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