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Preserved head found in Arctic cemetery

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

Iron Age head found in bog belonged to murder victim

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

14th century Archbishop of Canterbury’s face reconstructed

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.

Embalmed head of France’s King Henri IV found

The head of King Henri IV of France, who was assassinated in 1610, has been found. The head was lost after revolutionaries ransacked the royal chapel at Saint Denis, near Paris, in 1793.A head, presumed to be that of Henri IV, has passed between private collectors since then.A team of

Mayan jadite ceremonial head found in Guatemala

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:

Huge stone head of pharaoh unearthed in Egypt

A massive red granite head of Amenhotep III has been unearthed in Luxor. [Thx Saturn] The 3,000-year-old head of Amenhotep III - grandfather of Tutankhamun - was dug out of the ruins of the pharaoh's mortuary temple. Experts say it is the best preserved example of the king's face

Giant Mayan sculptured head found in Guatemala

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

Ancient Iraqi stone head paired with replica body

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