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).
1 Corinthian helmet from the Battle of Marathon (490 BC) found with the warrior's skull inside 2 14000 years old bisons sculptures found in Le Tuc d'Audoubert cave. Ariege, France 3 A Roman bathhouse still in use after 2,000 years in Khenchela, Algeria 4 World's oldest cosmetic face cream - found in London, 2,000-year-old cream from Roman times with ancient finger marks in the lid 5 Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a statue of a sphinx while draining water from the pharaonic temple of Kom Ombo near the southern city of Aswan 6 A Corinthian helmet was discovered in a 5th century BC grave in the Taman Peninsula, southwest Russia 7 2000 years old Thracian chariot with horse skeletons. Found in Bulgaria, Karanovo 8 The Golden Gauntlet, Henri III of France’s armour 9 One 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 10 Coin silver from Syracuse, Greece around 466 BCE 11 Hundreds of golden ancient Roman coins unearthed from an Italian theater, 5th century 12 20 sided die - Egypt 200 BC 13 The breastplate of cuirassier 19 years old Antoine Fraveau, struck and killed by a canonball. June 1815, serving Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo 14 Reliable reconstruction of Nero's appearance, based on the famous bust of the emperor located in the Capitoline Museums in Rome 15 Hut made of mammoth bones, Cro-Magnon, Mezhirich, Ukraine, 15000 B.C 16 Detail of the Lion Armour of French king Henry II, 1550 17 Carbonized bread from Pompeii with baker's stamp. 79 AD 18 Gold sandals with toe and fingers cover belonged to minor wives of Thutmose III, ca 1460 B 19 The figure of death with a bow, Germany 1520 20 Terracotta dice from the Indus valley, India, 2500 - 1000 BC 21 Samourai helmet with octopus, 18th century, Japan 22 Armor of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor 23 Roman scutum shield, the only known surviving example in the world, used in battle in the tortoise formation, 3rd century 24 Sixty-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 25 Gothic boxwood depicting Last Judgement, Europe 16th century