During the construction works for the A14 from Cambridge to Huntingdon an interesting discovery was made. The unique Roman coin of the usurper Ulpius Cornelius Laelianus was extracted from the earth. [624×351]

During the construction works for the A14 from Cambridge to Huntingdon an interesting discovery was made. The unique Roman coin of the usurper Ulpius Cornelius Laelianus was extracted from the earth. [624×351]

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]

Not far from the remains of Hadrian’s wall, a Roman sword was found. The discovery took place in the famous Vindolanda fort in northern England. [860×1200]

Not far from the remains of Hadrian’s wall, a Roman sword was found. The discovery took place in the famous Vindolanda fort in northern England. [860×1200]

Celtic Gold ring featuring two symmetrical faces and rams heads. ‘Central European’ (exact place of discovery unknown), 4th century B.C. [1200×1190]

Celtic Gold ring featuring two symmetrical faces and rams heads. ‘Central European’ (exact place of discovery unknown), 4th century B.C. [1200×1190]

TURBINIA – the first steam turbine-powered ship / Fastest vessel in the world at time of launch in 1894 / Now on display at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne. [2048×1365]

TURBINIA – the first steam turbine-powered ship / Fastest vessel in the world at time of launch in 1894 / Now on display at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne. [2048×1365]

Data showing the discovery of mendelevium (element 101) in the Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, California, on February 19, 1955 [321×425]

Data showing the discovery of mendelevium (element 101) in the Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, California, on February 19, 1955 [321×425]

To mark the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, a giant inflatable shark was attached to the Discovery Communications HQ building in Silver Spring, Maryland. This particular shark apparently goes by the nickname “Chompie.” [440X600]

To mark the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, a giant inflatable shark was attached to the Discovery Communications HQ building in Silver Spring, Maryland. This particular shark apparently goes by the nickname “Chompie.” [440X600]

View of the first discovery of the Temple of Isis at Pompeii, Plate XXXXI, from ‘Campi Phlegraei: Observations on the Volcanoes of the Two Sicilies’, by Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), published 1776 (hand coloured engraving). [1024×768]

View of the first discovery of the Temple of Isis at Pompeii, Plate XXXXI, from ‘Campi Phlegraei: Observations on the Volcanoes of the Two Sicilies’, by Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), published 1776 (hand coloured engraving). [1024×768]