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Pair Of Byzantine Bracelets -- 5th-7th Century CE -- Gold, lapis lazuli, glass & pearl .

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The Helmet of Agighiol is a Geto-Dacian silver helmet dating from the 5th century BC, housed in the National Museum of Romanian History, Bucharest. It comes from the Agighiol area, in the Tulcea County, Romania. The helmet is similar to the Helmet of Coţofeneşti and three other Getian gold or silver helmets discovered so far.

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the lock of greying red hair preserved at Wilton, Queen Elizabeth I is said to have given to Philip Sidney in 1572 when she was thirty-nine

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Cheapside Hoard, in 1912 a woman living in a house in Cheapside, London found beneath the floorboards the largest collection of Tudor jewels ever found

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The Crown of Hildesheim, showing a cameo and flat plaques of venetian-style patterned glass used as "gems". Cathedral of St. Maria, Hildesheim, Germany

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A very interesting artifact found in Ecuador in the 1980s is the so-called Pyramid with the Eye. It has thirteen steps,the eye is an inlay and looks exactly like the Pyramid on the US one dollar bill. On the bottom, there's an inlay in little gold plates showing the Orion star constellation, and writing. Professor Kurt Schildmann's translation found it to be pre-Sanskrit because it's older than the oldest writing. His translation of the four letters is: “The son of the creator comes.”

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Funeral crown of the queen, Anna of Antioch - Found from the graves of Béla III (1172-96), via Flickr.

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wife of the Emperor Henry II of Bavaria, the Empress Kunigunde. This crown was made around the early 10th century. In the 14th century a second crown was added to this one in order to make the crown appear more regal. However it was later removed and the way it is pictured here is in fact how it would have originally looked. On display at the Treasure Chamber at the Munich Residency

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Press conference Feb. 4, 2013: "Experts find remains of England's King Richard III -- University of Leicester researchers say tests on a battle-scarred skeleton unearthed last year prove 'beyond reasonable doubt' that it is the king, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, and whose remains have been missing for centuries... DNA from the skeleton matches a sample taken from a distant living relative of Richard's sister."

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A metal detector enthusiast discovered a 2,000-year-old golden neckband worth 350,000 lb while out looking for bits of Second World War aircraft. Maurice Richardson discovered the Iron Age gold and silver choker, known as a torc, in a Nottinghamshire field near his Newark home. Archaeologists believe the torc, the most expensive single treasure find since 1996, was made by the Iceni tribe, once headed by Boudica, which had its power base in present-day East Anglia.

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The July 1889 a find in Nampa, Idaho, of a small human figure during a well-drilling operation caused intense scientific interest last century. Unmistakably made by human hands, it was found at a depth (320’) which would place its age far before the arrival of man in this part of the world. The find has never been challenged except to say that it was impossible.

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    Kate DeHart

    I hate to ruin this, but if you try and look this up there is not a single reputable source on this. I can't even find the records of the site. I actually intern under one of the 3 federal repositories of Idaho, so I'll see if Boise has anything, but it just seems like a hoax. :/

In the Sahara Desert in Egypt lie the oldest known astronomically aligned stones in the world: Nabta. Over one thousand years before the creation of Stonehenge, people built a stone circle and other structures on the shoreline of a lake that has long since dried up. Over 6,000 years ago, stone slabs three meters high were dragged over a kilometer to create the site. Shown above is one of the stones that remains.

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The ancient cities of Lycia on the Teke Peninsula of Turkey. Evidence of civilization and city building remains exist from the 14th century BC to the 1st century BC. The "Lycian League", comprised of 23 cities, is the first known democratic federation in history. Offshore, the Mediterranean Coast is ideal for sailing, island hopping, caving diving and open water scuba on the live reefs. history quoted comes via whc.unesco.org

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Juana Galán was known for  beating Napoleon’s troops out of her village during the Battle of Valdepeñas in June, 1808. There weren’t enough men to defend the village from invading French. Juana, 21, immediately rallied all of the women in the village. When the French troops marched in, the women dumped boiling oil on top of them. Juana stood in the street with a large club and beat seven shades of shit out of any French soldier that crossed her path. The French never returned.

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After the men went away to war, Blenda assembled all the women in Smaland & approached the Danish invaders, telling them how impressive they were. They invited the men to a feast & gave them food & drink. After a long evening, the Danes fell asleep & the women killed every single one of them. When King Alle returned, he bestowed new rights on the women. They acquired equal inheritance with their brothers and husbands & could wear a belt around their waists as a sign of eternal vigilance

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The First Woman Commander-in-Chief : Rani Sada Kaur became a young widow when her husband was killed in a battle among Punjabi chiefdoms. She used the moment to transform herself into a woman-warrior, donning a high turban and weaponry. She commanded battles and laid the foundation for the Sikh empire, which spanned the Punjab from 1799 to 1849. She closely advised her son-in-law as he became the first Maharaja of the new empire, Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

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272 BC: Spartan princess Arachidamia was one of a number of Spartan princesses who led female troops. She acted as captain of a group of women warriors who fought Pyrrhus during his siege of Lacedaemon. Pyrrhus was killed by a woman.

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Ancient Norman Castle, Benington, England

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Dating back to 3500 to 2500 BC, the Megalithic Temples of Malta are some of the oldest structures in the world. As the name suggests, they are a group of stone temples older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. Excellently preserved, they were rediscovered and restored in the 19th century by European and native Maltese archaeologists. While not much is known about who built them, evidence from inside the temples – livestock sacrifices – suggest that local farmers constructed the stony stru

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Sutton Hoo hanging bowl detail

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Hanging bowl from the Sutton Hoo burial, Anglo-Saxon, late 6th-early 7th century. This once magnificent and highly valued bronze hanging bowl has elaborately ornamented and inlaid hook-mounts, with extra ornamental square mounts in between. Inside, uniquely, is a free-standing silvery bronze fish that could rotate and appear to swim, indicating that the bowl may have held water for hand washing after a feast, or perhaps something stronger.

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Slider, Sutton Hoo

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Cabachon Ring found in Leeds, West Yorkshire - an unusually large, complete and spectacular gold ring with a lozenge-shaped bezel set with a garnet gem. Anglo-Saxon pieces of such high quality are extremely rare. It was made to be displayed as a sign of great wealth and status and is in near perfect condition.

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A rather prurient collection: Roman tokens used for the entrance in Pompeii brothels

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