Anglo-Saxon warlord's grave uncovered, ancient Greek snake altar found, undetonated World War II bomb explodes.
British Metal Detectorists Uncover Pagan Grave Of 1,400-Year-Old Anglo-Saxon Warlord
Amateur metal detectorists in southern England have uncovered the sixth-century grave of an Anglo-Saxon warlord. Known as the Marlow Warlord, he was buried with arrowheads, pottery, and an intact sword complete with a bronze and leather scabbard still bearing a mark believed to have been made in battle 1,400 years ago.
“We had expected to find some kind of Anglo-Saxon burial,” said Dr. Gabor Thomas, “but what we found exceeded all our expectations.”
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Ancient Greek Snake Altar Made To Appease The Gods Of The Dead Found In Turkey
Archaeologists in the ancient Greek city of Patara have uncovered a stunning 2,000-year-old altar engraved with a coiled, decorative snake relief. While serpents have proven a ubiquitous symbol across ancient civilizations, this is first discovery of its kind in Patara, which has an intriguing history of its own.
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Biggest WW2 Bomb Found In Poland Explodes Underwater During Defusal Attempt
Last year, authorities in Poland discovered an unnerving relic from World War II beneath the surface of the water: a massive unexploded bomb. Authorities tried to defuse the bomb, the largest of its kind ever found in Poland, only to have it go off anyway.
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