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Bronze Age Sword
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Bronze Age Sword

Ceremonial giant dirk of the Plougrescant-Ommerschans type, Plougrescant, France, 1500–1300 BC.
Bronze Age Gold Bowl, 1100 BCE
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Bronze Age Gold Bowl, 1100 BCE

Bowl, gold. c. 1100 BCE. Zurich-Altstetten. Canton of Zurich. With images of stags and does grazing under round suns and crescent moons, this heavy vessel made of pure gold depicts both heaven and earth. It was buried by a farming community...
Bronze Age Gold Bowl Detail, 1100 BCE
Image by Swiss National Museum

Bronze Age Gold Bowl Detail, 1100 BCE

Bowl, gold. c. 1100 BCE. Zurich-Altstetten. Canton of Zurich. With images of stags and does grazing under round suns and crescent moons, this heavy vessel made of pure gold depicts both heaven and earth. It was buried by a farming community...
Long Bladed Axe from Viking Age Birka
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Long Bladed Axe from Viking Age Birka

Long bladed axe made of iron from grave Bj 749 in Birka, Sweden. This axe dates from the Viking era: http://historiska.se/upptack-historien/object/1138773
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Roman Riches in Iron Age Denmark

Danish archaeologists made an unprecedented discovery in the municipality of Ishøj, located just 18 km (11 mi) outside of Copenhagen, in October 2007: an intact grave of a high-ranking man or "prince" from the Roman Iron Age (c. 1-400 CE...
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Blog by James Blake Wiener

Interview: Linking Ancient Rome and Ireland

The Discovery Programme is an Irish public institution for advanced research in Irish archaeology. Its sole activity is to engage in full-time archaeological and related research, in order to enhance our understanding of Ireland's complex...
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Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Leiden, Netherlands is not exactly the first place that comes into mind when you think about ancient history. Even if you are in the city, you would most likely walk past the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) without...
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Blog by James Blake Wiener

Unearthing Ancient Sweden Through Archaeology

With over 25,000 Iron Age graveyards and burial mounds, 1,140 megalithic structures of all sizes, and about 2,500 large rune stones, Sweden is an archaeologist's paradise. While recognized predominantly for its colorful Viking past and picturesque...
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The Puzzling Ancient Picts of Scotland

The ancient Picts of northern and eastern Scotland were as enigmatic to their contemporaneous neighbors as they are to modern-day scholars. Nevertheless, despite the shadowy and wild stereotypes that still abound in popular imagination, recent...
The Origins Of War: From The Stone Age To Alexander The Great
Book Review by Arther Ferrill

The Origins Of War: From The Stone Age To Alexander The Great

Contrary to popular belief, military history does not begin in Greece. In his book, The Origins of War, Arther Ferrill traces the development of war from prehistoric times until the time of Alexander. Ferrill begins his work in an unconventional...