Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Friday, 23 June 2017
Labels: The Crocotta
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Ancient Roman Sculpture Fetches $930,000
Monday, 19 June 2017
Ancient Gold Worker’s Tomb Excavated in Sudan
Saturday, 17 June 2017
Ancient Chinese Sacrifice Victims Faced Slavery Before Death
Thursday, 15 June 2017
The Mughal Empire in Gold and Gems
Mughal parrot finger ring (c.1600–1625) It is set with rubies, emeralds, diamonds and a single sapphire.
Bird Finger Ring (17th century). Gold, rubies, emeralds, turquoises.
Gold, pearl, ruby, diamond and enamel squatting duck on a stand.
Gold and enamel figurine of an elephant with large natural baroque pearl forming its back and diamonds on its head.|
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Evidence of massive Viking Camp in Lincolnshire
| Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of a huge army encampment in Lincolnshire dated to the 9th century that was established to conquer England.|
| The camp, set up for the winter of 872 to 873, was home to thousands of Vikings. The army was known as the Great Heathen Army in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle of 865. Previous Viking invasions were hit and run, but this one was meant to conquer the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. |
The Viking camp was on the banks of the River Trent in Torksey and was a strategic and defensive outpost in the winter for part of the military campaign. The Great Heathen Army remained in England for 10 years, conquering all the kingdoms except Wessex. In 871, Alfred the Great of Essex paid the Vikings to leave. In 875, the Vikings attacked Wessex, but King Alfred defeated the Great Heathen Army.
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