The coffin and mummy board of Nespawershefyt (also known as Nes-Amun) dates from the Third Intermediate Period of Egypt, between 990-940 BC. It is decorated in the ‘yellow coffin’ style, … Continue Reading The Coffins of Nespawershefyt, Egyptian Official, 990-940 BC
The National Museum of Scotland has a wonderful collection of Pictish symbol stones; monumental stelae carved by the Pictish inhabitants of Scotland during the 6th-9th centuries.
The Sleeping Hermaphrodite depicts the son of Hermes and Aphrodite. It is a Roman copy of a Hellenistic original dating to 2nd century BC.
Palaeolithic hand axe found at Swanscombe in Kent. Dating to 400,000 BC this is one of the earliest hand tools found in Britain. This can be seen at Bristol City … Continue Reading Palaeolithic Flint Hand Axe 400,000 BC
Khasekhemwy (ca. 2690 BC) was the final king of the Second dynasty of Ancient Egypt. This statue of him in the Ashmolean Museum is the oldest example of royal statuary … Continue Reading King Khasekhemwy, Second Dynasty Pharoah
The area of north east of the village of Priddy in Somerset contains an extensive Bronze Age ritual landscape containing several barrow cemeteries rivalling those seen in Wiltshire surrounding Stonehenge. … Continue Reading Bronze Age Barrow Cemeteries of Ashen Hill and Priddy
The term ‘Neanderthal’ has become synonymous with the type of behaviour associated with ‘sluggish’, ‘brutish’ cavemen, and the term has entered the English dictionary as also meaning ‘an uncivilised or … Continue Reading What The Shanidar Cave Burials Tell Us About Neanderthals
Take a look at this rather attractive pile of coins; who doesn’t like a bit of treasure? It’s actually a photo of the Shapwick Hoard, a collection of 9,262 Roman … Continue Reading The Shapwick Hoard: Britain’s Largest Hoard of Roman Silver Denarii