Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Archaeologists weren’t the first to enter the store’s ancient walls. Looters previously tunneled into the store and in their search for treasure pushed the victims’ remains against a wall.
|The four skeletons, believed to have belonged to young people, were found in the back of the shop.|
The victims, including an adolescent girl, are thought to have sought refuge inside the store before they were overtaken by the volcano.
|Excavations at the shop, as well as a second in the area, started in May.|
A third of the ancient city remains buried beneath volcanic debris.
Saturday, 28 January 2017
|An Iron Age tomb brimming with treasures fashioned out of gold, bronze and amber was recently uncovered after lying undisturbed by the Danube River for nearly 2,600 years.
|Heuneburg is a prehistoric hill fort near the Danube River. The Celtic city-state was likely founded in the sixth century B.C.|
Friday, 27 January 2017
Thursday, 26 January 2017
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
|Ancient coins saw great results. An Akragas Tetradrachm featuring two massive sea eagles and the fearsome Scylla brought $22,325. A scarce Naxos Hemidrachm realized $3,995.|
|A rare Bar Kochba Revolt “Large Bronze” nearly quadrupled estimate by realizing nearly $20,000. A Titus as Caesar “Judaea Capta” AE Sestertius, brought $18,800|
|A Belgian 100 Franc from 1853 brought $21,737, more than doubling the high estimate. A Half Pound of Elizabeth I brought $11,750.|
Monday, 23 January 2017
|A team of experts shipped a 4-ton, 3,500-year-old statue of King Amenhotep seated next to the falcon-headed Egyptian god Ra. The pink granite piece, which had lain hidden in the sands of southern Egypt until it was rediscovered in 2009, was packed in a purpose-built box and carried in a heavy truck on special air bags over 400 miles.|
The statue will welcome visitors to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) when it opens in 2018. Some 50,000 pieces will be on display — 30,000 of which have never before been seen by the public.
Sunday, 22 January 2017
|The last coins from an ancient Celtic hoard discovered in a field in Jersey have been successfully removed from the dirt they were buried in.|
Dating from around 30-50 BC, the collection of nearly 70,000 coins was six times larger than any other similar Celtic artifacts and also included jewellery, beads and fabric.
It is the first hoard of coins found in the island for more than 60 years.|
Several hoards of Celtic coins have been found in Jersey before but the largest was in 1935 at La Marquanderie when more than 11,000 were discovered.
|This is the world's biggest Celtic coin hoard ever, and was a significant part of a tribe's wealth.|
It is also one of the world's biggest coin hoards and certainly the biggest coin hoard found in Britain. The value of the hoard was estimated at up to £10m when it was first removed from the ground.