The remains of a woman whose heard was remarkably preserved has been found in the Arctic. This haunting 12th century woman is a member of an unknown hunting and fishing civilisation that held sway in the far north of Siberia - with surprising links to Persia. Accidentlally mummified and probably aged around
The nearly 2,000-year-old head of a man found in a bog in 1958 has undergone a CAT scan, revealing some grizzly details about his death. Bryan Sitch, curator of archaeology at Manchester Museum, said it now appeared the man was bludgeoned over the head, garrotted then beheaded. He said: "The radiology staff
The head of, Simon of Sudbury, an Archbishop of Canterbury in the 14th century, has been reconstructed using his partically mummified head. Seen as responsible for introducing the third poll tax, Simon met a grisly end when insurgents stormed the Tower of London during the Peasants' Revolt, or the Great Rising of 1381.
A miniature ceremonial head made of jadeite has been found at the ancient Mayan city of Tak´alik Ab´aj (say that five times fast), in Guatemala. On March 23, 2010 the team of archaeologists of Tak´alik Ab´aj, discovered in the ongoing excavations at the center of Structure 6 another extraordinary treasure:
A huge Mayan sculptured head has been found in a remote region of Guatemala, hinting at the possible existence of what was a significant city. The stucco sculpture, which is 10 feet wide and 11.5 feet tall, was buried for centuries at the Chilonche ruins, close to the border with Belize. The recent discovery
A 4,000-year-old stone head from Mesopotamia has been matched up with a replica body. The head from the Akkadian Empire, unearthed by Iraqi archaeologists in 1982, has been united with a replica of a headless torso discovered over a century ago, Baghdad Museum curator Mohsen Hassan Ali told AFP. The replica of