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2,400-year-old sculptures pieced together in Lebanon

Four ancient ceramic structures have been partially reassembled from pieces found in a trash dump in Lebanon. The best-preserved ceramic head is about 9 inches (24 centimeters) tall and 6 inches (15 centimeters) wide. It's decorated with red paint and includes a depiction of an ancient headdress known as a stephane,

Sculpted Stone heads found in Peru

Two sculpted stone heads that date back to 1,500 B.C. have been found at the Chavin de Huantar archaeological site in Huaraz, Peru. The sculptures, which are in the shape of decorative heads, measure approximately 103 centimeters in length and weigh around 250 kilograms. The heads were found approximately two meters

3,000-year-old bronze head found in Chinese tomb

Archaeologists working in the Yejiashan Graveyard in Hubei province, China, have found a bronze head in a tomb that dates back 3,000 years. Archeologists in China unearthed a rare bronze head with two faces believed to be more than 3,000 years old, officials said. The head was found Thursday, positioned over the

Carved head of Roman god found in ancient dump

A 1,800-year-old carved stone head, believe to be depicting a Roman god, has been found in an ancient rubbish dump in Durham, England. First year Durham University archaeology student Alex Kirton found the artefact, which measures about 20cm by 10cm, in buried late Roman rubbish within what was probably a bath

Severed heads of Oliver Cromwell’s soldiers found in Ireland

Two severed heads found in James Green, Ireland, are believed to have belonged to Oliver Cromwell's soldiers. “The heads of seven of Cromwell’s men are believed to be buried there. They were killed near Ballinakill in Co Laois in 1642 and their heads were hung from the Market Cross in Kilkenny

19th century mummified heads analysed

Researchers have examined a collection of Italian 19th century mummifed heads. A mounted human head strikes a brain-teasing pose—just one of eight forgotten but stunningly preserved 19th-century Italian mummies whose secrets of preservation have only recently been unraveled. Working in the town of Salò, anatomist Giovan Battista Rini (1795-1856) "petrified" the corpses

Mummified Maori head to be returned to New Zealand

France is returning to New Zealand the mummified head of a tattooed Maori warrior that has been sitting in a museum in Rouen since 1875. French museum officials say they have no idea how the "toi moko" - which is intricately tattooed and has one damaged eye socket - came to

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

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