Amateurish drawings on a 2,400-year-old coffin likely reflected a dearth of master painters in Egypt.
A 219-year-old time capsule is carefully extracted from a corner stone of the Boston Statehouse.
The 5,500-year-old axe was found stuck in the seabed and was likely placed there as part of some kind of ritual.
Among the buried objects, one of the finest was a dagger with an intricately decorated wooden handle.
The artifact had been well used by Roman soldiers and looks as though it was quite comfortable. Continue reading →
A copper awl is the oldest metal object unearthed to date in the Middle East.
Although the mausoleum had been plundered, archaeologists found that it still contained more than 10,000 artifacts.
Still corked, the perfectly preserved stoneware bottle was produced in the early 1800s by Selters, one of the oldest mineral waters in Europe. Continue reading →
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