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Electric lamp turns out to be 2,000-year-old Roman vase

The base of a lamp has turned out to be a 2,000-year-old Roman vase which just sold at auction for over $700,000. One hole drilled in the bottom for the flex; a couple of screws in the top for the light fitting. Then – in keeping with the prevailing style

Bronze Age cremation urn found in Scotland

An ancient cremation urn has been uncovered at a housing site in Fortrose, Scotland. A spokesman for Tulloch Homes said: "It is the most significant find in their initial dig and the urn has been removed from the site for more detailed examination. "Further archaeological excavation at the Fortrose site

Roman burial urn found containing human ashes

An intact Roman burial urn has been found in England, complete with human ashes inside. The 2,000-year-old vessel, which is whole and unbroken, was dug up during construction work on the Millwood Homes site in the centre of the town. It was x-rayed at Exeter Airport because it was

Bronze Age sanctuary found in Bulgaria

A Bronze Age sanctuary has been found in Bulgaria, dating back to the 3rd millennium BC. The Bulgarian archaeologists also found a burial urn with remains of child bones. Professor Nikolov believes that some 6 000 years ago there was a pre-historic settlement near Kran that was built of stone. After the