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Tango0130 Sep 2021 9:05 p.m. PST

Unique Roman sarcophagus with interior reliefs conserved


"A unique Roman-era sarcophagus decorated on the inside is undergoing restoration in public view (pandemic permitting) at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (RMO) in Leiden.

The sarcophagus was discovered in pieces during construction of a home in the Limburger village of Simpelveld in 1930. A hole on one of the short sides of the rectangle attests to it having been looted of valuables, probably during the turbulent Migration Period, but it still contained a few treasures: glass and ceramic vessels, a gold pin, a bead necklace, a stilus (conveying the deceased's literacy), a silver mirror, a knife, a pair of scissors and three finger rings. The most elaborate is a gold dodecagonal ring inscribed IVNONI MEAE ("To my Juno"). Juno was the goddess of marriage, so it's possible this was a wedding ring or gift from the deceased's husband. Amazingly, cinerary remains were found undisturbed as well…"

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Ancient military vessel found in Egyptian sunken city

"Excavation of the submerged city of Thonis-Heracleion in Aboukir Bay, 30 miles northeast of Alexandria, have revealed the remains of an ancient military vessel from the second century B.C. The ship was in the middle of being loaded with monumental stone blocks from the city's renown Temple of Amun when it was wrecked.

The ship was more than 80 feet long with a flat bottom and flat keel, necessary features to navigate in and out of the silty ports and channels of the Nile Delta. It also carried a large sail, as we know from the large surviving mast step. The hull was built in the classical Greek style with mortise-and-tenon joints and robust internal ribbing, but using traditional Egyptian shipbuilding techniques and recycling locally-sourced wood…"

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Tango0109 Oct 2021 9:20 p.m. PST

Bronze Age sword found under lawn in Finland


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Pair of oldest ski found in Norway ice patch


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Tango0129 Oct 2021 9:40 p.m. PST

Oldest shoe in northern Germany found in bog


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Armand

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2021 3:03 p.m. PST

All cool stuff.

Tango0117 Nov 2021 9:51 p.m. PST

Byzantine-era axe, machete found in ancient city


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Armand

Tango0118 Nov 2021 9:34 p.m. PST

Decorated Roman dagger found at Alpine battle site


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Tango0107 Jan 2022 10:05 p.m. PST

Archaeologists Discover Sixty-Six Roman Military Camps in Spain


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Tango0108 Jan 2022 9:54 p.m. PST

Ancient tomb of Pharaoh Ramesses II official discovered at Saqqara


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Gazzola16 Jan 2022 10:00 a.m. PST

Some great sites there Armand. Keep them coming.

Tango0105 Mar 2022 9:46 p.m. PST

Mummy of Pharaoh Amenhotep I digitally unwrapped


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Armand

Tango0128 Mar 2022 4:36 p.m. PST

Roman soldier's cavalry FACE MASK dating back 1,800 years is uncovered in Turkey, confirming the existence of the Roman Empire in the region

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Tango0129 Mar 2022 4:27 p.m. PST

Bronze Age sword with rivets found in Slovakia


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Tango0114 Apr 2022 9:41 p.m. PST

18,000 ostraca documenting daily life found in Egypt

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Armand

Tango0122 Apr 2022 9:49 p.m. PST

Rare Viking sword and scabbard found in Orkney burial

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Tango0117 May 2022 4:31 p.m. PST

Roman shipwreck cargo recovered off Mallorca

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Armand

Tango0124 May 2022 4:23 p.m. PST

Five tombs of pharaonic officials found

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Tango0127 May 2022 9:26 p.m. PST

Dutch archaeologists find 34 possible shipwrecks of 1573 naval battle

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Armand

Tango0106 Jun 2022 9:55 p.m. PST

Early Iron Age swords found in Bavaria


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Tango0110 Jun 2022 10:04 p.m. PST

Two pieces reunite to form rare Viking sword hilt

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Tango0116 Jul 2022 10:48 p.m. PST

Iron Age farmers were buried in high style

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Armand

Tango0127 Jul 2022 10:28 p.m. PST

Como Treasure: 1,000 gold coins in a cooking pot

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Tango0108 Sep 2022 9:25 p.m. PST

Research finally answers what Bronze Age daggers were used for


"Analysis of Bronze Age daggers has shown that they were used for processing animal carcasses and not as non-functional symbols of identity and status, as previously thought. A revolutionary new method has enabled the world's first extraction of organic residues from ten copper-alloy daggers…"


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Tango0110 Jan 2023 4:12 p.m. PST

Ten new tombs found in Etruscan necropolis

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