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Bronze sculptures recovered from Antikythera shipwreck

Pieces of at least 7 bronze sculptures have been recovered from the Antikythera shipwreck site in Greece. Marine archaeologists have recovered a bronze arm from an ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, where the remains of at least seven more priceless statues from the classical world are believed to

Maya sculpture found in Mexico

A piece of a Maya sculpture has been found in Chiapas, Mexico. Locals accidentally uncovered an ancient Mayan artefact while clearing debris on privately-owned land in the Mexican state of Chiapas. The monument, believed to be the head of the Mayan god of maize and abundance, dates back to the late classical

Ancient Buddhist sculptures found in Pakistan

Buddhist sculptures and carvings have been found in an ancient shrine in Bazira, Pakistan. Sculptures and carvings dating back more than 1,700 years have been discovered in the remains of a shrine and its courtyard in the ancient city of Bazira. The sculptures illustrate the religious life of the city, telling

Medusa sculpture found in Turkey

A sculpture depicting the head of Medusa has been unearthed at a Roman site in southern Turkey. The head was unearthed at Antiochia ad Cragum, a city founded during the first century, around the rule of Emperor Nero, that has all the marks of a Roman outpost —bathhouses, shops, colonnaded streets,

Siberian idol dates back 11,000 years

A wooden statue discovered in a peat bog in Siberia has been dated back 11,000 years. He predicted that as a result of the latest tests, the Idol 'will get a huge recognition in the world and will show that the centre of cultural development in Eurasia was not only the

Dragon head sculptures found at Xanadu

The remains of three colourful dragon heads made out of clay have been found in Xanadu, Mongolia. The palace sprawls over 9,000 square meters (about 100,000 square feet), or nearly twice the floor space of the modern-day White House.Archaeologists have been excavating the palace, learning how it was designed and decorated. Made

2,000-year-old Roman sculpture found in Denmark

A bronze Roman sculpture which dates back 2,000 years has been found on the Danish island of Falster. The tiny bronze figure represents an elderly, bearded, balding man with thick lips and a plump nose. The find, just 4.5 cm tall, was found using a metal detector. At first sight the figure

Terracotta army modeled on real soldiers

New research suggests that the 7,000 soldiers that make up China's famous Terracotta Army may each have been individually modeled off of a real soldier. "If a thief presses an ear against a door or a windowpane, that can be as effective as a fingerprint," says team member and UCL archaeologist