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Stunning Warrior Grave — Complete with Chariot, Horses - Uncovered in England


Dec 9, 2019

Inside a 2,200-year-old grave, archaeologists have discovered a stunning Iron Age shield, along with a chariot and two ponies buried in a leaping pose, in what archaeologists are calling one of the most important discoveries in the U.K.

A team of archaeologists led by Paula Ware of MAP Archaeological Practice Ltd. discovered the grave near Pocklington, England. The shield, which is about 30 inches (75 centimeters) across, “was discovered in July 2018, but its true glory was only revealed recently once conservation was completed,” Ware told Live Science. The restoration revealed that the shield is decorated with a series of complex swirls and what looks like a sphere protruding from its center.

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Dazzling 'Temple of Colored Marbles' Honoring Roman God Discovered in Italy


Dec 13, 2019

Some 1,600 years ago, ancient Romans would have worshipped the god Mithras, possibly in an altered state of consciousness, within the “Mithraeum of Colored Marbles,” said archaeologists who found the remains of this temple in Ostia, Italy.

Artifacts and inscriptions found in the mithraeum suggest that the worshippers venerated both Mithras, a popular god in the Roman Empire, and other gods.

https://www.livescience.com/mithraeu...iscovered.html
 
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Archaeologists find graves of high-status Romans in Somerset


Jan 7, 2020

The remains of a woman found at a Roman cemetery in Somerton, Somerset

The resting places of more than 50 adults and children have been found in an unusual Roman cemetery unearthed during building work for a new school in Somerset.

Archaeologists say the discovery at Somerton, near Glastonbury, sheds significant light on life and death in the south-west of Britain after the Roman invasion.

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