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Amazing Artefacts: This 14,000 Year Old Toy Might Be The World’s First Animation

The internet has fallen in love with this small bone disc marked with a deer on each side. It was made at least 14,000 years ago and when it spins, it looks like the…

No, It’s Not True That People In The Past All Died Before 40

In the past, life was ‘nasty, brutish and short’ and people rarely lived beyond the age of 40. It’s time to call out that nonsense, because it’s simply not true. How long did people…

Western Gateway: The Roman Fort Lurking In A Basement Carpark

Wherever you go, you can be sure that someone else was there hundreds or thousands of years before you. There are incredible ancient places hiding all around us. Let’s go find them! Built around…

Amazing Artefacts: Minoan Octopus Vase

We love this Minoan Octopus Vase. Made around 1500 BC, it was accidentally smashed by a visitor to the Heraklion Museum. But archaeologists then found out that it appear to have been smashed and…

Amazing Artefacts: The Amber Bear Of Slupsk

This is the Amber Bear of Slupsk. It looks delightfully like a gummy bear, but it’s actually 3,000 years old! Found in a peat bog near Slupsk, Poland, this little amber bear is thought…

Loughton Camp: The Iron Age Hillfort Hidden In North London

Wherever you go, you can be sure that someone else was there hundreds or thousands of years before you. There are incredible ancient places hiding all around us. Let’s go find them! Take a…

Amazing Artefacts: The Hindsgavl Dagger

An exquisite piece of stonecraft from Denmark

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