The people of ancient Ireland snubbed their local gold in favor of more exotic, mystical gold found across the sea, new research shows. Scientists had long assumed that the gold that people in Ireland used during the early Bronze Age, about 4, years ago, came from nearby mineral-rich mountains. But now, extremely sensitive chemical analyses have revealed that the gold had been extracted from an area farther away, across the Irish Sea, in what's now southwestern Britain. This is the oldest gold work in Ireland, said Christopher Standish, lead author of the new study and a research fellow at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom.
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People in the UK have found over 47, historical artifacts during lockdown this year, a haul that includes thousands of gold coins and Roman antiquities. The pieces are then given a value and the treasure finder is cut a big fat check depending on what it was worth. This year has seen a massive uptick in treasure hunting because a lot of people have nothing better to do than wander around in the woods. The artifacts the at-home archeologists are uncovering have actual historic value, too.
The traveling exhibit will display an extensive collection of gold artifacts that belonged to ancient Egyptian royal dynasties more than 3, years ago. Later this year, a blockbuster exhibition of ancient Egyptian treasures will debut in the United States, completing separate stints in three major U. The government organization must approve all Egyptian antiquities before they leave the country for international exhibitions.
By Yaron Steinbuch. December 16, am Updated December 16, am. A long-lost wood fragment from the Great Pyramid of Giza has been discovered at a Scottish university — hidden in a misplaced cigar tin bearing an ancient Egyptian flag, officials said. The fragment of cedar wood — which dates back 5, years to the building of the iconic pyramid — was first discovered in the late 19th century but had been missing for over 70 years, according to the University of Aberdeen.