[OS] Sarcophagus of Thaw InkhetIf, discovered this week in Theban Tomb 28 (Tomb of Hori), El-Assasif Necropolis; 19th Dynasty [810.990 x 541.997]

[OS] Sarcophagus of Thaw InkhetIf, discovered this week in Theban Tomb 28 (Tomb of Hori), El-Assasif Necropolis; 19th Dynasty [810.990 x 541.997]

Photos of the face and left hand of the well-preserved 700-year-old medieval knight known as St Bees Man who was discovered on the grounds of St Bees Priory in England in 1981. [700×946]

Photos of the face and left hand of the well-preserved 700-year-old medieval knight known as St Bees Man who was discovered on the grounds of St Bees Priory in England in 1981. [700×946]

The Saltmen were discovered in the Chehrabad salt mines, located on the southern part of the Hamzehlu village, on the west side of the city of Zanjan, in the Zanjan Province in Iran. The head and left foot of Salt Man 1 are on display at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran [1944×2592]

The Saltmen were discovered in the Chehrabad salt mines, located on the southern part of the Hamzehlu village, on the west side of the city of Zanjan, in the Zanjan Province in Iran. The head and left foot of Salt… Continue Reading

August30, 1909 The Burgess Shales Were Discovered by Charles Walcott. Consisting of Dark Mudstone, the Deposits Contain Diverse Soft Body Fossils, Dating From The Cambrian Era 509,000,000 Years Ago. The Picture is of a Marella Splendens, Peculiar to the Burgess Shales

August30, 1909 The Burgess Shales Were Discovered by Charles Walcott. Consisting of Dark Mudstone, the Deposits Contain Diverse Soft Body Fossils, Dating From The Cambrian Era 509,000,000 Years Ago. The Picture is of a Marella Splendens, Peculiar to the Burgess… Continue Reading

Prospectors pan for gold at a new mine discovered in a cocoa farm near the town of Bouafle, Ivory Coast [3500×2333] Photo by Luc Gnago/Reuters

Prospectors pan for gold at a new mine discovered in a cocoa farm near the town of Bouafle, Ivory Coast [3500×2333] Photo by Luc Gnago/Reuters

Completely preserved medieval sword from the 14th century has been discovered at a peat bog near Hrubieszów in Poland. The finder donated the artefact to the local Museum. [1280×852]

Completely preserved medieval sword from the 14th century has been discovered at a peat bog near Hrubieszów in Poland. The finder donated the artefact to the local Museum. [1280×852]

A rock discovered in a South African cave with lines drawn on it ~73,000 years ago, potentially making it the oldest known human drawing [860×460]

A rock discovered in a South African cave with lines drawn on it ~73,000 years ago, potentially making it the oldest known human drawing [860×460]

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a statue of a sphinx while draining water from the pharaonic temple of Kom Ombo near the southern city of Aswan. [726×1130]

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a statue of a sphinx while draining water from the pharaonic temple of Kom Ombo near the southern city of Aswan. [726×1130]

The Great Dish, or Oceanus Dish, from the Mildenhall Treasure. Weighing more than 8kg, it is by far the largest and most impressive piece of Roman silver found in England. It was discovered by a farmer ploughing his field in 1942 and dates to the 4th century AD. [612×606]

The Great Dish, or Oceanus Dish, from the Mildenhall Treasure. Weighing more than 8kg, it is by far the largest and most impressive piece of Roman silver found in England. It was discovered by a farmer ploughing his field in… Continue Reading

Roman legionary helmet. discovered in Hebron, Israel and dated to the early II cent. AD. Probably a spoil of war taken by Jewish zealots during the Bar Kokhba Revolt (132-135 AD). [2100×1800]

Roman legionary helmet. discovered in Hebron, Israel and dated to the early II cent. AD. Probably a spoil of war taken by Jewish zealots during the Bar Kokhba Revolt (132-135 AD). [2100×1800]

Deer skulls with carved eyeholes dating to 11,000 years ago have been discovered at Star Carr Mesolithic archaeological site about five miles (8.0 km) south of Scarborough in North Yorkshire, England. [948×526]

Deer skulls with carved eyeholes dating to 11,000 years ago have been discovered at Star Carr Mesolithic archaeological site about five miles (8.0 km) south of Scarborough in North Yorkshire, England. [948×526]

Tiktaalik, a lobe-finned fish from the late Devonian period, discovered in 2004 in Nunavut, Canada. Tiktaalik is significant in that its fins display some of the earliest examples of basic wrist bone structure and rays which may represent an early form of digits. [3,171 × 1,494]

Tiktaalik, a lobe-finned fish from the late Devonian period, discovered in 2004 in Nunavut, Canada. Tiktaalik is significant in that its fins display some of the earliest examples of basic wrist bone structure and rays which may represent an early… Continue Reading