The incredibly well-preserved body and artifacts of the Tollund man. He was discovered in a peat bog modern day Denmark and is estimated to have lived around 375-210 B.C. during the Scandinavian pre-roman iron age. One theory is that he died as a religious sacrifice. [617×347]

The incredibly well-preserved body and artifacts of the Tollund man. He was discovered in a peat bog modern day Denmark and is estimated to have lived around 375-210 B.C. during the Scandinavian pre-roman iron age. One theory is that he… Continue Reading

During the recently conducted excavations in Vindolanda, next to the remains of the Hadrian’s wall (northern England) a cracked stone board for playing ludus latrunculorum was discovered. [800×600]

During the recently conducted excavations in Vindolanda, next to the remains of the Hadrian’s wall (northern England) a cracked stone board for playing ludus latrunculorum was discovered. [800×600]

The 2,300-year-old bark shield is the only one of its kind ever found in Europe A unique bark shield from the Iron Age has been discovered by archaeologists from the University of Leicester, the only one of its kind ever found in Europe (source in comment) [683×1025]

The 2,300-year-old bark shield is the only one of its kind ever found in Europe A unique bark shield from the Iron Age has been discovered by archaeologists from the University of Leicester, the only one of its kind ever… Continue Reading

In south-west Egypt, Beir Al-Shaghala, archaeologists have discovered two ancient tombs, built in different styles. The buildings, made of dried brick, are decorated with wall paintings. The paintings showed the process of mummification. [634×356]

In south-west Egypt, Beir Al-Shaghala, archaeologists have discovered two ancient tombs, built in different styles. The buildings, made of dried brick, are decorated with wall paintings. The paintings showed the process of mummification. [634×356]

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

In southwest Wales, in the Pembrokeshire, fragments of a Celtic chariot were discovered in the field. On the photo one of 35 decorative pieces of metal preserved. [615×352]

In southwest Wales, in the Pembrokeshire, fragments of a Celtic chariot were discovered in the field. On the photo one of 35 decorative pieces of metal preserved. [615×352]

In the south of England, in the village of Stoke Gifford, the remains of a Roman villa were found. Among ruins was also discovered bronze lamp, which is dated to the 1st century CE. [615×433]

In the south of England, in the village of Stoke Gifford, the remains of a Roman villa were found. Among ruins was also discovered bronze lamp, which is dated to the 1st century CE. [615×433]

The Alaca Höyük iron Dagger. Made from Meteoric iron with a golden hilt/guard, its one of the oldest of it’s kind ever discovered. Hattian culture, Modern day turkey. Around 2500 BC. [1000×299]

The Alaca Höyük iron Dagger. Made from Meteoric iron with a golden hilt/guard, its one of the oldest of it’s kind ever discovered. Hattian culture, Modern day turkey. Around 2500 BC. [1000×299]

In Pompeii, a Roman fresco showing Leda with a swan was discovered. The fresco was in the bedroom (cubiculum) in the house at Via del Vesuvio. [320×480]

In Pompeii, a Roman fresco showing Leda with a swan was discovered. The fresco was in the bedroom (cubiculum) in the house at Via del Vesuvio. [320×480]