Love archaeology but hate dust, dirt and human remains? You're in luck. The following list of amazing archaeological finds will take you on a trip through time and across the globe, but without all the mess (or the jetlag).
The oldest objects in the Abegg Collection are from Egypt and the Ancient Near East. They date from the 6th millennium to the 3rd century BCE. Especially striking is the wealth of different forms of the finely crafted vessels and figures made of precious materials used in a cultic or ritual context.
Above is a sarcophagus from Egypt, likely made of limestone on display in a courtyard of the Vatican Museum. Likely taken by Emperor Caligula when the Romans took over Egypt. Above is an exceptionally well carved Sphinx, likely a Roman work of course heavily influenced by the earlier dynastic Egyptians, carved out of granite most...
Amazing Ancient Inventions – Part 2 This is Part 2 of our series of articles is about the ancient inventions and innovations. Return to Part 1 >> Here are subject categories covered in Part 2: Home Improvements glass windows Transportation and Navigation ancient maps compass lighthouse Medicine acupuncture trepanation anesthetics Personal Effects mirrors eye glasses […]
Ancient Single-Seat Rocket-Ship Hidden Away In The Istanbul Archaeology Museum In Turkey For A Quarter Of A Century. Zecharia Sitchin Describes This Object As, "A Sculpted Scale Model Of What, To Modern Eyes, Looks Like A Cone-Nosed Rocket-Ship…Powered By A Cluster Of Four Exhaust Engines In The Back Surrounding A Larger Exhaust Engine...The Rocket-Ship Has Room For A Sole Pilot...Actually Shown And Included In The Sculpture."