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Archaeologists have discovered a palatial construction with an audience hall which makes up the first specifically political precincts built in continental Europe. A prince's tomb in the subsoil contains the largest amount of grave goods from the Bronze Age existing in the Iberian Peninsula.

Archaeologists have discovered a palatial construction with an audience hall which makes up the first specifically political precincts built in continental Europe. A prince's tomb in the subsoil contains the largest amount of grave goods from the Bronze Age existing in the Iberian Peninsula.

Broch of Mousa, Shetland, Scotland.  Example of an Iron Age round tower.  Tallest still standing in the world and among the best preserved buildings of prehistoric Europe.

Broch of Mousa, Shetland, Scotland. Example of an Iron Age round tower. Tallest still standing in the world and among the best preserved buildings of prehistoric Europe.

"Two early medieval skeletons were unearthed recently in Ireland with large stones wedged into their mouths -- evidence, archaeologists say, that it was feared the individuals would rise from their graves like zombies."

"Two early medieval skeletons were unearthed recently in Ireland with large stones wedged into their mouths -- evidence, archaeologists say, that it was feared the individuals would rise from their graves like zombies."

The Dawn of Angkor: Shell Bangles Mark an Elite Burial at Ban Non Wat

The Dawn of Angkor

The Dawn of Angkor: Shell Bangles Mark an Elite Burial at Ban Non Wat

Ancient Bones That Tell a Story of Compassion - CRUCIAL CLUE Skeletons at the Man Bac burial ground. Their straight postures suggest that Burial 9's fetal position was evidence of severe disability.

Ancient Bones That Tell a Story of Compassion

Ancient Bones That Tell a Story of Compassion - CRUCIAL CLUE Skeletons at the Man Bac burial ground. Their straight postures suggest that Burial 9's fetal position was evidence of severe disability.

The 7 Most Terrifying Archaeological Discoveries (Beheaded Vikings)

The 7 Most Terrifying Archaeological Discoveries

These two are in the Convent do Carmo museum in Lisbon.  I have no idea what the story is regarding who, why, when, etc. If anyone can tell me any more, please let me know.  But spare me being stuck in a glass case for a few hundred years so that living humans can pay money and come and look at me in all my nakedness.  Please make sure I am cremated (after my death) and ashes scattered on Llanddwyn Island so that I do not face this indignity. Seen in some ruined Portuguese cathedral without…

These two are in the Convent do Carmo museum in Lisbon. I have no idea what the story is regarding who, why, when, etc. If anyone can tell me any more, please let me know. But spare me being stuck in a glass case for a few hundred years so that living humans can pay money and come and look at me in all my nakedness. Please make sure I am cremated (after my death) and ashes scattered on Llanddwyn Island so that I do not face this indignity. Seen in some ruined Portuguese cathedral without…

The Most Important Prehistoric #Artifacts Discovered in the #21stCentury

The Most Important Prehistoric #Artifacts Discovered in the #21stCentury

When a pair of fishermen waded into the frigid waters of the southern Baltic Sea about 5,000 years ago, they probably didn't realize that the shifting seabed beneath their feet was recording their every move. The long-lost evidence of that prehistoric fishing trip — two sets of human footprints and some Stone Age fishing gear — was recently discovered in a dried up fjord, or inlet, on the island of Lolland in Denmark. Archaeologists have found fishing fences before, but the footprints are…

'Extraordinary' 5,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Discovered

When a pair of fishermen waded into the frigid waters of the southern Baltic Sea about 5,000 years ago, they probably didn't realize that the shifting seabed beneath their feet was recording their every move. The long-lost evidence of that prehistoric fishing trip — two sets of human footprints and some Stone Age fishing gear — was recently discovered in a dried up fjord, or inlet, on the island of Lolland in Denmark. Archaeologists have found fishing fences before, but the footprints are…

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