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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