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Site of famous 19th century ‘shipwreck’ discovered in Dundrum Bay, Co. Down

  Archaeologists have located the exact position where a famous 19th century ship, the ss Great Britain, was grounded for…

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Neolithic flint axe and preserved wooden handle discovered in Denmark

Another fantastic find by archaeologists working on the Fehmarn Belt Tunnel scheme in Denmark. They have uncovered a Neolithic flint…

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Five-thousand-year-old footprints found in Denmark

Exciting news from Denmark: archaeologists working on the Fehmarn Belt Tunnel scheme, have uncovered evidence for 5,000-year-old human footprints (source…

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2000-year-old seeds bring an extinct tree back to life

This unassuming looking plant is the only living representative of the Judean Date Palm, a species of tree, which became…

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The Helgo Treasure: A Viking Age Buddha

A remarkable collection of religious items sourced from diverse lands was discovered during archaeological excavations on the Swedish island of Helgo….

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Grotesques and Gargoyles: A Modern Twist

For this weeks Friday fun I have shown a number of grotesques and gargoyles that have undergone modern twists, often…

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La Tène Era ‘Celtic’ Burials from France

A number of spectacular La Tène era ‘Celtic’ burials have recently been uncovered by archaeologists working at Buchères in north central…

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St. George’s Church, Ethiopia

Hewn out of solid rock, the extraordinary church of St. George (Bet Giorgis), Ethiopia, represents one of the wonders of…

Pieter Brughel's Children's Games
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A hoard of 16th and 17th century children’s toys

  In the course of my research of VikingAge woodcraft, I somewhat unexpectedly turned up information about a most delightful…

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The world’s oldest spears, the Schöningen javelins

The image on the right is of an amazing artefact that was found in Germany during the 1990s. Dating to…