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The horned helmets worn by Vikings predate by 3,000 years

From first showing in the Asterix comic book series to appearing as an avatar on “The Masked Singer,” Vikings have been seen across pop culture adorning horned helmets to symbolise their power. However recently two-horned helmets first discovered in Viksø, Denmark have been traced back to Sardinia in the Bronze Age — eliminating any myths […]...Read More

Let’s take a look at some of the most incredible

After a difficult year, it would certainly be nice to find a stash of gold coins worth more than $300,000 (AED 1m) in the walls of a house or a rare dish worth $1.7 million (AED 6M) tucked away in a drawer. We’re often drawn to rare finds in unexpected places, as well as history-making […]...Read More

Duck, fish and human remains to-go? Pompeii eatery unravels clues

A fast-food eatery at Pompeii, partially excavated last year, has now been unveiled to showcase artistic novelties and hints of dishes that were popular among the age-old citizens of the ancient Roman city. Pompeii Archaeological Park’s longtime chief, Massimo Osanna said Saturday that while some 80 such fast-foods have been found at Pompeii, it is […]...Read More

Art or Alien? US desert sprouts metal ‘obelisk’ out of

A mysterious metal “obelisk” found buried in the remote western United States desert has inflamed the imaginations of UFO spotters, conspiracy theorists and Stanley Kubrick fans around the world. The shiny, triangular pillar — which protrudes approximately 12 feet from the red rocks of southern Utah — was spotted last Wednesday by baffled local officials […]...Read More

Two charred men: Ancient remains unearthed at Pompeii

Archaeologists have discovered the exceptionally well-preserved remains of two men scalded to death by the volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii in 79 AD, the Italian culture ministry said on Saturday. One was probably a man of high status, aged between 30 and 40, who still bore traces of a woollen […]...Read More