Silverdale viking hoard, British Museum.
The hoard comprises of 27 coins, 10 complete arm-rings of various Viking-period types, 2 finger rings and 14 ingots (metal bars), as well as 6 bossed brooch fragments, a fine wire braid and 141 fragments of chopped-up arm-rings and ingots, collectively known as ‘hacksilver’.
The UK mainland’s first fully intact Viking boat burial site has been uncovered in the west Highlands, archaeologists have said.
BBC News - Ardnamurchan Viking boat burial discovery ‘a first’
Italic, Etruscan, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, About 4th century B.C.
Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis
November 15, 2011–April 22, 2012 !!!
In 1831, a hoard of luxury goods—including more than seventy chess pieces and several other objects, all made of carved walrus ivory and dating from the twelfth century—was unearthed on the Isle of Lewis off the west coast of Scotland.
The chess pieces (thereafter known as the Lewis Chessmen), which come from at least four distinct, but incomplete sets, are arguably the most famous chess pieces in the world today, and are among the icons of the collections of the British Museum in London and the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. For this exhibition, more than thirty chessmen from the collection of the British Museum are being shown at The Cloisters, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. This represents the first time such a large ensemble of the chessmen has traveled outside the United Kingdom. After the showing in New York, they will return to London.
Whale graveyard: Scientists have discovered more than 75 whale fossils in the middle of Chile’s Atacama Desert. The bones were found side-by-side on a strip of road “the length of two football fields,” suggesting that all of the whales died around the same time. But how they wound up in one of the driest deserts in the world has scientists scratching their heads.
Israeli archaeologists have discovered the first ever Arabic Crusader inscription, they announced on Monday.
The epigraphic evidence emerged from a 800-year-old inscribed marble slab which originally sat in Jaffa’s city wall.
Bearing the name of the “Holy Roman Emperor” Frederick II, and the date “1229 of the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus the Messiah,” the inscription was found broken on the top, right, left and bottom.
(Analysis by Rossella Lorenzi , Tue Nov 15)
The Phaistos Disc (also spelled Phaistos Disk, Phaestos Disc) is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the Greek island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age (2nd millennium BC). It is about 15 cm (5.9 in) in diameter and covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols. Its purpose and meaning, and even its original geographical place of manufacture, remain disputed, making it one of the most famous mysteries of archaeology. This unique object is now on display at the archaeological museum of Heraklion.
→ Archaeological News: Archaeologists uncover prehistoric mysteries in Northern Portugal
Recent archaeological investigations have uncovered a number of prehistoric sites and artefacts, including rock art and engravings at Laje da Churra in the Serra de Santa Luzia near Viana do Castelo in northern Portugal.
An archaeologist working for ENARDAS, which is coordinating the…
Omg I didn’t know about this yet O_O
Achaeology in World of Warcraft
SHINY THINGS THAT PEOPLE WILL BE JELLY OF!
Yet another episode of Hoarders: WoW Edition.
JUNK. USELESS JUNK.