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).
51 Bejeweled teeth on Maya skull, Chiapas, 900 A.D 52 Archaeologists study a colossal Olmec stone head in La Venta, Mexico, 1947 53 Head of a Ceremonial War Hammer, circa 1575, Italian 54 Lamassu in Louvre Museum. Lammasu from Sargon II palace at Dur-Sharrukin, 8 the c. BCE. Photo by Kees Scherer took in 1968 55 Bezoar stone found in gastrointestinal system decorated with filigree gold, 16 the c. Supposed to have magic qualities 56 Plate with Wife Beating Husband, Made in Dinant or Malines, Netherlands, ca. 1480 57 Witch's whistle with death skull and rat’s foot, probably 1800 - 1899, Europe 58 Pair of flintlock pistols Netherlands 1655–1670 59 The oldest 'Bill of rights' The reforms of Urukagina, Sumeria, 2500-2350 B.C 60 Hunting Sword with Scabbard, possibly Munich, ca. 1740 61 Tutankhamun's meteoric iron dagger, 14th c. BC. The dagger predates commonplace iron smelting and in its time would have been worth more than gold 62 The Dark Queen, statue probably depicting the Ptolemaic queen Cleopatra III Discovered in the lost, sunken city of Thonis-Heracleion 63 Ritual Mask of Legendary 7th century Maya King Pakal the Great has been unearthed in Mexico 64 Ancient Egyptian rock crystal ring, carved into the shape of a sphinx. The ring dates to the 19th-20th dynasty, or 1295-1069 BCE.
65 The Pazyryk Carpet, the oldest known surviving carpet in the world, 5th century BC. Scythian 66 Viking helmet from a mid-7th-century boat grave 67 Shigir Idol- the oldest wooden statue in the world, Russia, 68 The Tooth Worm as Hell’s Demon’, the 18th-century depiction of the tooth worm believed by many in the past to bore holes in teeth and cause toothaches 69 Executioner sword with inscription "When I raise this sword, so I wish that this poor sinner will receive eternal life." Germany 70 Oldest New World-Depicting Globe dating back to circa 1500 – 1504 AD 71 The western staircase leading to the roof of the Temple of the Goddess Hathor, Egypt. 2300 years old 72 Hand mirror decorated with the head of Medusa, Greece 500–480 B.C 73 Necklace with the name of Senusret II, ca. 1887–1878 BC 74 Wheel Lock Volley Gun with 9 Barrels by Hans Breitfelter, 1671 75 Hellenistic gold openwork hairnet with medallion, Greece, ca 200-150 B