Roman artefacts found in Chester include polished bone gaming piece

Rare Roman artefacts including a lozenge-shaped gaming piece made from polished bone that was used in the ‘Game of Mercenaries’ are unearthed at a building site in Chester The ancient gaming piece is made of polished bone and dates back 2,000 years  It was used in the Game of Mercenaries – an ancient chess or … Read more Roman artefacts found in Chester include polished bone gaming piece

Roman artefacts found in Chester include polished bone gaming piece

Rare Roman artefacts including a lozenge-shaped gaming piece made from polished bone that was used in the ‘Game of Mercenaries’ are unearthed at a building site in Chester The ancient gaming piece is made of polished bone and dates back 2,000 years  It was used in the Game of Mercenaries – an ancient chess or … Read more Roman artefacts found in Chester include polished bone gaming piece

National Trust will keep the majority of ‘distressing’ artefacts linked to slavery

The National Trust has decided to keep displays in its country houses linked to slavery on show to ‘encourage debate’.  The announcement comes as the heritage conservation charity said its in the process of issuing a report, which has taken over a year to compile, which reveals that almost a third of stately homes are … Read more National Trust will keep the majority of ‘distressing’ artefacts linked to slavery

Treasure hunters find a trove of artefacts buried in their gardens during lockdown

Treasure hunters find a trove of artefacts buried in their gardens after searching for valuables in the back yard during lockdown A treasure trove of artefacts has been discovered during coronavirus lockdown  Experts say items including Roman pottery may not have been found otherwise Rock with script thought to be from 4th century was found … Read more Treasure hunters find a trove of artefacts buried in their gardens during lockdown

Treasure hunters find a trove of artefacts buried in their gardens during lockdown

Treasure hunters find a trove of artefacts buried in their gardens after searching for valuables in the back yard during lockdown A treasure trove of artefacts has been discovered during coronavirus lockdown  Experts say items including Roman pottery may not have been found otherwise Rock with script thought to be from 4th century was found … Read more Treasure hunters find a trove of artefacts buried in their gardens during lockdown

Thousands of artefacts from the wreck of a Dutch East India Company vessel to be scanned with X-rays

Thousands of artefacts recovered from the wreck of a Dutch East India Company sailing ship will be scanned using new X-ray equipment to reveal hidden details. The ‘Rooswijk’ — a so-called ‘retourschip’ built for long journeys — sank off of the coast of Kent in January 1740 after running aground on Goodwin Sands. Archaeologists visited the wreck … Read more Thousands of artefacts from the wreck of a Dutch East India Company vessel to be scanned with X-rays

Thousands of artefacts from the wreck of a Dutch East India Company vessel to be scanned with X-rays

Thousands of artefacts recovered from the wreck of a Dutch East India Company sailing ship will be scanned using new X-ray equipment to reveal hidden details. The ‘Rooswijk’ — a so-called ‘retourschip’ built for long journeys — sank off of the coast of Kent in January 1740 after running aground on Goodwin Sands. Archaeologists visited the wreck … Read more Thousands of artefacts from the wreck of a Dutch East India Company vessel to be scanned with X-rays

Facebook BANS sale of ancient artefacts amid fears that looted items are traded on its platforms

Facebook has banned the sale of all ancient artefacts amid fears that items looted from Iraq and Syria are being traded on its platforms. The move — a tightening of previous rules that only covered stolen artefacts — followed a campaign by academics and a BBC News exposé of illicit sales. The changes were announced as … Read more Facebook BANS sale of ancient artefacts amid fears that looted items are traded on its platforms

Melting ice reveals lost Viking mountain artefacts

Melting glaciers in Norway have revealed ancient artefacts dropped by the side of a road more than 1,000 years ago. Clothes, tools, equipment and animal bone have been found by a team at a lost mountain pass at Lendbreen in Norway’s mountainous region. A haul of more than 100 artefacts at the site includes horseshoes, … Read more Melting ice reveals lost Viking mountain artefacts