A strange pharaoh - This statue of the pre-dynastic period may be the first known depiction of a pharaoh. At the time of Nagada (the name of a discovery at the site of Upper Egypt), around 4000 BC. This statue was found in Gebelein, south of Luxor.
The Rock of Cashel is the Ireland's most spectacular archaeological site. The 'Rock' is a prominent green hill, banded with limestone outcrops. It rises from a grassy plain on the edge of the town and bristles with ancient fortifications.
A new study of grave goods in early Viking-era burials in central Norway revealed many Anglo-Saxon artifacts, such as brooches and swords, suggesting people from the area may have been among the first Vikings to raid the British Isles. via Archaeology Magazine FB
We might have a privy! The foundation we found of the c.1865 building at 31 North Square has a well finished exterior brick wall (in photo) and a thick clay layer over a deposit including the cup from yesterday. We think this may be a brick-lined privy with its odor-sealing clay cover directly behind the house. #digPHH #digbos #archaeology #boston