~ Roman votive terracotta face.
Date: 200 B.C.-A.D. 200
Place of origin: Roman Empire
Old Gallo-roman ceramic trials in an archaeological site in Bourgondy. It supposedly went to the villas of rich Romans.
Normal people kinks : Bondage, Choking, Feet…
My kink : A love and appreciation for architecture, archeology and history
been watching curse of oak island. I love this shit.
The origins of a 1,100-year-old brooch found in a lorry-load of soil may be “a mystery” that is never solved, say archaeologists.
The late 9th Century silver disc was discovered in a field in Great Dunham, Norfolk, which had recently been landscaped.
It is not known where the soil came from, but experts say the find is similar to the nearby Pentney Hoard.
The British Museum said the discovery was of “national importance”.
An inquest - the process by which the find may be officially declared treasure - has been opened in Norwich and will conclude on 9 June. Read more.
A perfectly preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor has been discovered near the northern Italian city of Verona.
Archaeologists were astonished by the find as it came almost a century after the remains of a villa, believed to date to the 3rd century AD, were unearthed in a hilly area above the town of Negrar di Valpolicella.
After the discovery in 1922, the site was mostly left abandoned until a team from the Superintendent of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of Verona resumed digging last summer. The team returned to the site in October and again in February before the excavation was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The mosaic was found a few metres beneath a row of vines a week after work got going again. Read more.
The Archaeological Survey of India on Wednesday unearthed an 1100-year-old monolithic sandstone Shivling during its conservation project at Vietnam’s Cham temple complex in My Son Sanctuary. The structure dates back to the 9th century.
India’s External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar who shared the news on Twitter termed it as ‘Reaffirming a civilisational connect’. He applauded the Archeological Survey of India for its efforts.
The 9th-century fully intact Shivling is part of a complex of Hindu temples which were constructed by the Champa Empire between 4th century CE and 13th century CE in My Son sanctuary, in Quảng Nam province, central Vietnam.
The Minister of External Affairs added that the excavation was a part of a recent conservation project where India’s ASI is also involved. It is notable here that India has been helping several South-East Asian nations in preservation and restoration works of ancient sites.
President Ramnath Kovind had visited the My Son sanctuary in 2018 and had informed that ASI is helping in the preservation works in the ancient Hindu site.
A Shiv Linga or representation of the Hindu deity Shiva dating back to the 9th century has been unearthed at Cham temple complex in Vietnam during restoration work by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
Cham temple complex, part of the UNESCO world heritage site of My Son in Quang Nam province of Vietnam, was built in the 9th century AD during the reign of King Indravarman II, who was also responsible for the famous Dong Duong Buddhist monastery in the same region.
An official told HT that before this discovery, six other Shiv Ling’s were also found in the Mỹ Sơn temple complex.
~ Codex-style plate with scene of two nude women dressing a figure who may be the Maize god.
Period: Late Classic Period
Date: A.D. 680–750
Place of origin: Department of El Petén, El Mirador Basin, Guatemala
Medium: Earthenware: black, brown and red on cream-orange slip paint.
~ Jade Tiger.
Date: 3rd century BC.
Place of origin: East Asia, China
Period: Warring States to Western Han period