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Amazing Artefacts: 5,000 Year Old Crystal Dagger

Crystal skull? Pah. That pales in comparison to what a group of archaeologists have found at a 5,000 year old tomb in southern Spain. Sometimes you meet an artefact that is so striking, so…

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Machrie Moor: Scotland’s Menagerie Of Ancient Monuments

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! The Isle…

Rosemarkie: A Little Village Full Of Pictish Stones

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! Not a…

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…

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