A metal detectorist, discovered remains of a 17th century pistol, while surveying a St Aubin’s Bay at the Channel Island of Jersey.
Years after queen Nefertari’s mummy was ripped to pieces and tossed around by the ancient robbers an international team of researchers suggests they may have found the missing 3200-year-old legs in an Italian museum.
Excavation at an Early Bronze Age settlement site Vengerovo-2, West of Novosibrirsk, Russian Federation, revealed a 4000-year-old rattle crafted in shape of a bear cub’s head. The rattle is said to still make sounds to this day.
Scientists are trying to recognise the chemical elements used in painting of Greek vessels through X-ray imaging. The spots marked in blacks, reds and whites can be identified as particular elements, such as iron, potassium, calcium and zinc.
Excavations of the Katsuren Castle in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan revealed numerous artefacts, including ancient coins among which are four copper ancient Roman coins dated back to the 3rd-4th century AD. The find is the first of its kind from the territory of Japan.
A ritual wooden spear was found by archaeologists in Bolków near Lake Świdwie, north-western Poland. The ornamented artefact is believed to be 9000 years old.