Some of the many puzzling artifacts being recovered from Siberia's far north as climate change reveals more of the soil.. They share common geometric shapes. A mineralogical analysis of them found they were made of crystal grains of moissanite, one of the hardest minerals. The unique properties of moissanite means its often used in the aerospace, nuclear, electronics and other cutting-edge industries.
Viking Gold and Quartz Magic Pendant, 8th-11th Century AD This pendant is one of series of quartz amulets that have been discovered from the Viking world, with an important group being found on the island of Visby, Sweden. The exact purpose of these amulets is not known but they have been found in female graves and it has been suggested that they served a magical function for use by seers, known as Völur or fjölkunnig, meaning “plenty of knowing”.
A seal bearing the name of King Hoshea has been found. It is inscribed with the following words: “Abdi, Servant of Hoshea” - The name of the owner of the seal was a man named Abdi, which translated into English is Obadiah, meaning “servant of Yahweh.” He must have served King Hoshea in some fashion.
The Etruscan horse The horse is a strong symbol in the Etruscan culture. As in the Egyptian or in the Chinese culture the Etruscans would put in their tombs a large number of warriors or horses or chariots...the horse has also the meaning of strength and power. This horse is a consequence of the exchanges the Etruscan had with Greece.