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).
26 Humble wooden figurine, Peruvian central coast, Late Intermediate Period 1000 - 1476 CE 27 Sleeping Cat. Ivory, 19th century, Japan 28 The ancient Roman helmet was worn by the elite Roman cavalry equities, Romani. 2000 years old 29 Perfectly preserved shoes of Damendorf Man,300 B.C., Germany 30 Viking age sword discovered at Loppi, Finland. The sword was found by a metal detecting hobbyist from his own farmstead. He promptly informed Finnish National Board of Antiquities 31 Samnite bronze helmet and neck-guard from 450 BC. The Samnites were a sworn enemy of Rome in Italy. They were literally annihilated by Sulla in I Century BC 32 Human RemainsThe Tomb of the Lord of Sipan, the Michigan warrior priest, as it was discovered, Huaca Rajada, Peru, ca 300 A.D 33 Ernst Christiansen and Lis Therkelsen with the 3,000-year-old Sword they discovered in Denmark 34 Neolithic amber bear amulet, ca 1750 - 650 B.C. 35 Italian sculptor Giovanni Strazza's 'The Veiled Virgin' 36 Art nouveau necklace 'Fuchsias' by Georges Fouquet, 1905. Visible in Petit Palais, Paris 37 Cavalry ax, Middle East 1735 38 The Blue-Gold Armour of Maximilian II 39 Ring carved from carnelian and adorned with a resting Lion. Egypt, 18th Dynasty. 1550 to 1292 BC. 40 'Bocca Della veritá', this curious Roman artifact scared liars for centuries, Rome, ca 200 B.C. 41 Perfectly preserved ancient Roman gate in Lugo, Spain. Lugo is the only city in the world to be surrounded by completely intact Roman walls from 3rd century CE 42 A ceramic jar filled with thousands of bronze coins was recently unearthed at the site of a 15th-century samurai’s residence just north of Tokyo 43 Tibetan carved skull, Tibet, ca 1700 AD 44 Skull of a soldier found wearing medieval chain mail, recovered from the site of the battle of Visby, Gotland, ca. 1361 45 Emerald pocket watch from Cheapside Hoard, Europe, 1600 46 Augustus of Prima Porta statue and how it looked originally. 1st century AD 47 Griffon Bourguignotte by Negroli 48 An Iranian battle-mask from the Safavid Dynasty 49 Stone turtle - one of the few remains of the Karakorum, the medieval capital of the Mongol Empire 50 Ancient Roman army knife, made from silver and holding several tools, 200 AD, Italy