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The major find so far has been a large bronze-decorated wine cauldron, most likely made by Greek or Etruscans craftsmen

The major find so far has been a large bronze-decorated wine cauldron, most likely made by Greek or Etruscans craftsmen

The remains of an ancient Celtic prince or princess found still wearing a solid gold torque and lavish bracelets in a grave filled with riches has left archaeologists baffled. The 2,500 year old royal grave, which is thought to date to the fifth century BC, was discovered in Lavau, near Troyes, is thought to have belonged to a member of a Celtic royal family.

Mystery of 'feminine' skeleton found in lavish royal Celtic tomb

The remains of an ancient Celtic prince or princess found still wearing a solid gold torque and lavish bracelets in a grave filled with riches has left archaeologists baffled. The 2,500 year old royal grave, which is thought to date to the fifth century BC, was discovered in Lavau, near Troyes, is thought to have belonged to a member of a Celtic royal family.

Samothrace (Samothrake) is a Greek island in the northern Aegean which was prominent from the Classical period as a member of the Delian League. Its greatest claim to fame was as a cult centre favoured by Macedon and visited by pilgrims from across the Aegean. Its name today is best known for the magnificent Hellenistic Nike sculpture, the Nike of Samothrace, excavated on the island in the 19th century CE, which is now on display in the Louvre, Paris. (By Mark Cartwright) --AHE

Samothrace

Samothrace (Samothrake) is a Greek island in the northern Aegean which was prominent from the Classical period as a member of the Delian League. Its greatest claim to fame was as a cult centre favoured by Macedon and visited by pilgrims from across the Aegean. Its name today is best known for the magnificent Hellenistic Nike sculpture, the Nike of Samothrace, excavated on the island in the 19th century CE, which is now on display in the Louvre, Paris. (By Mark Cartwright) --AHE

One of the beautiful ancient khachkar stone carvings in Noratus, Armenia

One of the beautiful ancient khachkar stone carvings in Noratus, Armenia

minoancorner: Rock-crystal vase. 1500-1450 BC. Found in Zakros, Crete. Currently in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete.

minoancorner: Rock-crystal vase. 1500-1450 BC. Found in Zakros, Crete. Currently in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete.

I wish we had these all over the world

I wish we had these all over the world

10 Incredible Archaeological Finds Your History Books Probably Didn't Mention

10 Incredible Archaeological Finds Your History Books Probably Didn't Mention

What lies beneath....  the Easter Island heads

What lies beneath.... the Easter Island heads

Pict warriors: Engravings by Theodore de Bry’s based on paintings by John White found on dornai.com.

Pict warriors: Engravings by Theodore de Bry’s based on paintings by John White found on dornai.com.

"The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the Easter Island statues," Van Tilburg, who is also a fellow at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, told Life's Little Mysteries. "This suggested to people who had not seen photos of [other unearthed statues on the island] ...

"The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the Easter Island statues," Van Tilburg, who is also a fellow at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, told Life's Little Mysteries. "This suggested to people who had not seen photos of [other unearthed statues on the island] ...

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