Wednesday , April 25 2018


1,900-Year-Old Boxing ‘Gloves’ Unearthed at Vindolanda

Two very unusual pieces of leather have been uncovered during the excavation of a pre-Hadrianic cavalry barrack (c. 100 CE) at the Vindolanda Roman fort in Northumberland, northern England. The Vindolanda boxing gloves (c. 100 CE), probably the only known surviving examples from the Roman period. Image credit: Vindolanda Trust. …

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2,200-Year-Old ‘Rice Wine’ Found in China

A team of researchers from the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archeology in China has unearthed a bronze kettle with liquor dating back to the Qin Dynasty (221-207 BC). 2,200-year-old liquor. Image credit: Li Yibo, Xinhua. The 2,200-year-old bronze kettle is a sacrificial vessel among 260 other items found in Qin …

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Rare Byzantine-Period Ring Uncovered in Israel

A 700-year-old bronze ring engraved with a portrait of St. Nicholas — the 4th century Orthodox Christian saint who inspired the iconography of Santa Claus — has been discovered by a gardener in northern Israel. The 700-year-old bronze ring depicts St. Nicholas. Image credit: Clara Amit, Israel Antiquities Authority. “I …

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Colorful Roman Mosaic Unearthed in Israel

Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) have uncovered a 1,800-year-old beautiful mosaic in the Caesarea National Park, Israel. The 1,800-year-old Roman mosaic uncovered in Caesarea, Israel. Image credit: Assaf Peretz, Israel Antiquities Authority. IAA archaeologists Dr. Peter Gendelman and Dr. Uzi ‘Ad and their colleagues uncovered part of a …

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