Read more about the article Beetroot Farmer Unearthed Stunning Metal Belt More Than 3,000 Years Old
Photo shows a golden belt dating back to the Bronze Age unearted in the Opava region in the north-east of Czechia, undated photo. The ornamented piece, which is exceptionally well-preserved, is expected to go on display at the Bruntal museum at the end of 2023. (Museum in Bruntal/Newsflash)

Beetroot Farmer Unearthed Stunning Metal Belt More Than 3,000 Years Old

A farmer harvesting beetroots was stunned when he unearthed a rare, incredibly well-preserved golden belt dating back to the Bronze Age. The thin, 20-inch-long piece of metal was found crumpled in a beet field in Katerinky, Opava, north-eastern Czechia in late September. Photo shows a golden belt dating back to…

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Read more about the article Ancient Tombs Reveal Opium Use 2,300 Years Ago
Photo shows artefacts unearthed during the excavations at the Tel Yehud site in Israel, undated photo. A new study by the Israel Antiquities Authority, Tel Aviv University and The Weizmann Institute of Science has revealed the earliest known evidence of the use of the hallucinogenic drug opium, and psychoactive drugs in general, in the world. (Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

Ancient Tombs Reveal Opium Use 2,300 Years Ago

Ceramic vessels discovered in ancient tombs in Israel have revealed the world's earliest evidence of opium use dating back more than 2,300 years. The images show the opium paraphernalia from the Late Bronze Age both while it was being dug up during the excavation and after it had been cleaned.…

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Read more about the article Search For Suspect Who Painted Menhir Stone Like Those Made By Obelix White
The menhir of La Lancha after it was painted white, in Arcos, Spai, undated. Picture shows the 5,000-year-old megalithic landmark was whitewashing. (entornoajerez.com/Newsflash)

Search For Suspect Who Painted Menhir Stone Like Those Made By Obelix White

A search is underway for a suspect who whitewashed history by painting a 5.000 year-old-menhir completely white. Menhir's started appearing in the middle Bronze Age and are most commonly found in western Europe, in particular in Ireland, Great Britain and Britanny, where there are about 50,000 examples. Britanny was also…

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Read more about the article Throne Ivory Worth More Than Gold From Time Of Solomon’s Temple Discovered In Jerusalem
Photo shows some of the ivories discovered in the assemblage, which contains no fewer than 1,500 fragments, undated photo. The ivories, conside. (Eliyahu Yanai, City of David/Newsflash)

Throne Ivory Worth More Than Gold From Time Of Solomon’s Temple Discovered In Jerusalem

This footage shows rare ivory plaques dating back thousands of years to Solomon's Temple that are believed to have been part of a throne and that have been unearthed in Jerusalem. One of the experts who uncovered them said they were the first of their kind to be uncovered in…

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Read more about the article Prehistoric Bronze Age Daggers Were Not Used As Weapons, Research Finds
Prehistoric Bronze Age daggers weren't used as weapons but mainly as tools for skinning animal carcasses, reveals new research.The knives, made from copper alloy, were widespread in Europe including Britain and Ireland, appearing around 5,000 years ago. See SWNS story SWNNdaggers. As most of these daggers have been recovered as burial goods in warrior graves it was thought they had a ceremonial purpose to show the status of the deceased. But Newcastle University scientists developed a new technique to study organic material on the blades. They discovered lots of traces of bone and sinew of animals and when they made reproductions of them found that skinning animals was their best use. Archaeologists have long debated what these objects were used for, with some saying they were primarily ceremonial objects used in prehistoric funerals and others suggested that they may have been used as weapons or tools for crafts.

Prehistoric Bronze Age Daggers Were Not Used As Weapons, Research Finds

Prehistoric Bronze Age daggers were mainly used as tools for skinning animal carcasses rather than as weapons, reveals new research. The knives, made from copper alloy, were widespread in Europe including Britain and Ireland, appearing around 5,000 years ago. As most of these daggers have been recovered as burial goods…

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Read more about the article Archaeologists Scramble To Investigate 3,400-Year-Old City Emerging From Tigris River In Iraq Before It Is Submerged Again
The archaeological site of Kemune in the dried-up area of the Mosul reservoir. (Universities of Freiburg and Tubingen, KAO/Newsflash)

Archaeologists Scramble To Investigate 3,400-Year-Old City Emerging From Tigris River In Iraq Before It Is Submerged Again

A team of archaeologists had to scramble to investigate a 3400-year-old city before it was submerged again after it emerged from the Tigris River in Iraq due to drought. Their fast reaction allowed them to discover over 100 ancient clay tablets, with one researcher labelling the discovery and the fact…

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Read more about the article Two Giants Found in Ancient Graveyard Could Have Been Body Guards
The excavation campaign that began on 4th April, 2022, of Mont'e Prama in Cabras. (MiC/Newsflash)

Two Giants Found in Ancient Graveyard Could Have Been Body Guards

Giant statues crafted more than 3,000 years ago could have been guardians of an ancient graveyard, say experts. The mysterious Bronze Age giants were found at a necropolis near Mont'e Prama in Cabras, a small town on the west of the island of Sardinia. Dated to between the 11th and…

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Read more about the article Famous Nebra Sky Disk Astronomical Clock From Bronze Age To Be Displayed In British Museum
The Nebra Sky Disc discovered in the town of Nebra in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt after restoration.

Famous Nebra Sky Disk Astronomical Clock From Bronze Age To Be Displayed In British Museum

A famous Bronze Age astronomical clock called the Nebra Sky Disc is coming to the UK and will be displayed at the British Museum in London. The Nebra Sky Disk will move to the city of London temporarily in 2021 according to an agreement between the State Museum of Prehistory…

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Read more about the article Archaeologists Discover Tomb Of Bronze-Age Princess
The INRAP illustrated the find with this image showing what they believe the woman would have looked like in her oak coffin in the unearthed tomb

Archaeologists Discover Tomb Of Bronze-Age Princess

Archaeologists in France have discovered the Bronze-Age tomb of a richly dressed "princess" surrounded by ritual objects and jewellery. The 2,500-year-old tomb reportedly contains the remains of the high-class, richly dressed woman, described in reports as a "princess" from the Bronze Age (roughly 2,500 BC to 1,200 BC). She was…

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Read more about the article Treasure Buff Finds 3500yo Hand, Slapped With 2k Fine
The bronze hand which was found

Treasure Buff Finds 3500yo Hand, Slapped With 2k Fine

A treasure hunter has found Europe's oldest bronze representation of a human body part which is 3,500 year old - but the intrepid hunter has been fined over 2,000 GBP for his troubles. Swiss archaeologists claim that the ancient Bronze-Age hand, which was found in 2017 and handed in to…

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