Love archaeology but hate dust, dirt and human remains? You’re in luck. The following list of amazing archaeological finds will take you on a trip through time and across the globe, but without all the mess (or the jetlag).

1Corinthian helmet from the Battle of Marathon (490 BC) found with the warrior's skull inside

214000 years old bisons sculptures found in Le Tuc d'Audoubert cave. Ariege, France

3A Roman bathhouse still in use after 2,000 years in Khenchela, Algeria

4World's oldest cosmetic face cream - found in London, 2,000-year-old cream from Roman times with ancient finger marks in the lid

5Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a statue of a sphinx while draining water from the pharaonic temple of Kom Ombo near the southern city of Aswan

6A Corinthian helmet was discovered in a 5th century BC grave in the Taman Peninsula, southwest Russia

72000 years old Thracian chariot with horse skeletons. Found in Bulgaria, Karanovo

8The Golden Gauntlet, Henri III of France’s armour

9One of the fake heads fashioned from soap, toothpaste, concrete dust, and toilet paper, used as a decoy during the 1962 escape of 3 prisoners from Alcatraz

10Coin silver from Syracuse, Greece around 466 BCE

11Hundreds of golden ancient Roman coins unearthed from an Italian theater, 5th century

1220 sided die - Egypt 200 BC

13The breastplate of cuirassier 19 years old Antoine Fraveau, struck and killed by a canonball. June 1815, serving Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo

14Reliable reconstruction of Nero's appearance, based on the famous bust of the emperor located in the Capitoline Museums in Rome

15Hut made of mammoth bones, Cro-Magnon, Mezhirich, Ukraine, 15000 B.C

16Detail of the Lion Armour of French king Henry II, 1550

17Carbonized bread from Pompeii with baker's stamp. 79 AD

18Gold sandals with toe and fingers cover belonged to minor wives of Thutmose III, ca 1460 B

19The figure of death with a bow, Germany 1520

20Terracotta dice from the Indus valley, India, 2500 - 1000 BC

21Samourai helmet with octopus, 18th century, Japan

22Armor of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor

23Roman scutum shield, the only known surviving example in the world, used in battle in the tortoise formation, 3rd century

24Sixty-five years after it crash-landed on a beach in Wales, an American P-38 fighter plane has emerged from the surf and sand where it lay buried

25Gothic boxwood depicting Last Judgement, Europe 16th century


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