Rings from the Thetford Hoard, a hoard of Romano-British metalwork from the mid-to-late 4th century AD found near Thetford in Norfolk, England. [2915 × 2002]

Rings from the Thetford Hoard, a hoard of Romano-British metalwork from the mid-to-late 4th century AD found near Thetford in Norfolk, England. [2915 × 2002]

Roman gold necklace with lion-shaped tips. The chain of ornaments looks amazingly interesting. The object is dated to the 4th century CE. [564×704]

Roman gold necklace with lion-shaped tips. The chain of ornaments looks amazingly interesting. The object is dated to the 4th century CE. [564×704]

Richly decorated Roman helmet from the early 4th century CE. It was made from iron and gold, surrounded with silver. Decorated with glass pearls. [665×767]

Richly decorated Roman helmet from the early 4th century CE. It was made from iron and gold, surrounded with silver. Decorated with glass pearls. [665×767]

The body of Tollund Man (Pre-Roman Iron Age, 4th century BC), Denmark. With still preserved stubble, the man’s physical features are so well-preserved that he was mistaken for a recent murder victim upon discovery in 1950 [1200 × 1635]

The body of Tollund Man (Pre-Roman Iron Age, 4th century BC), Denmark. With still preserved stubble, the man’s physical features are so well-preserved that he was mistaken for a recent murder victim upon discovery in 1950 [1200 × 1635]

The Cheops (Khufu) ring. Originally believed to have belonged to the 4th dynasty Pharaoh whose Cartouche is inscribed, it was later discovered to have actually belonged to a 26th or 27th dynasty priest called Neferibre, who was part of a cult that deified Khufu. Egypt, 664 to 404 B.C. [1536×1123]

The Cheops (Khufu) ring. Originally believed to have belonged to the 4th dynasty Pharaoh whose Cartouche is inscribed, it was later discovered to have actually belonged to a 26th or 27th dynasty priest called Neferibre, who was part of a… Continue Reading

4th President of the United States, James Madison, and his family are buried here. Dollie Madison is to the far right of the photo. Montpellier, Virginia.

4th President of the United States, James Madison, and his family are buried here. Dollie Madison is to the far right of the photo. Montpellier, Virginia.