Golden hoard of Roman jewellery found hidden from Queen Boudicca and her army

Golden hoard of Roman jewellery found hidden from Queen Boudicca and her army

Golden hoard of Roman jewellery found hidden from Queen Boudicca and her army For the first time, after it was first discovered two years ago hidden under a department store in Essex, a stockwork of exquisite Roman jewels was displayed, and the jewelry was believed to have been hastily buried in order to hide it from the Queen Boudicca raiding […]

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The Japanese Monks Who Mummified Themselves While Still Alive

The Japanese Monks Who Mummified Themselves While Still Alive

The Japanese Monks Who Mummified Themselves While Still Alive A practice was pioneered over 1,000 years ago by a Japanese priest named Kukai, which was meant to demonstrate the ultimate act of religious devotion and dedication – self-mummification.  The practice, called Sokushinbutsu, was observed over many years as a ritual which culminated in death and the complete preservation of the […]

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Metal detectorist discovers a huge Roman villa

Metal detectorist discovers a huge Roman villa

Metal detectorist discovers a huge Roman villa An enormous Roman villa has been found beneath a field in Oxfordshire packed with trophies, including coins and boar tusks alongside a sarcophagus containing the skeletal remains of an unnamed woman. Amateur detectorist and historian Keith Westcott discovered the ancient remains beneath a crop in a field near Broughton Castle near Banbury. A […]

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