02 mars 2017

Ancient Celtic art uncovered in 'unique' gold hoard

Amateur treasure hunters have uncovered a horde of Iron Age gold jewellery in central England, including some of the earliest Celtic art ever found in Britain. (AFP Photo/HO) LONDON (AFP).-  Two amateur treasure hunters have uncovered a bracelet decorated with some of the earliest Celtic art ever found in Britain in a trove of gold jewellery revealed on Tuesday. Metal detectorists Mark Hambleton and Joe Kania made the discovery of the three torcs and a bracelet, which may have been made in France or Germany some... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2017

Gold Ring Featuring an Iron Age Eye-Agate, Syria, 900 BC to 700 BC

Gold Ring Featuring an Iron Age Eye-Agate, Syria, 900 BC to 700 BC. © 2000-2017 by Barakat, Inc. This genuine Ancient Iron Age eye agate gemstone has been mounted in a modern 18 karat gold ring. £4,600.00 The “eye-agate” is produced by cutting a three- layer, naturally pale yellow or pale gray agate, with intervening white zones in such a way to look like an eye. In Aleppo (NW Syria) and other parts of the east it was believed the stone could cure the infection known as the “Aleppo sore”. Because of their... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2015

First major exhibition in 40 years to tell the story of the Celts opens at the British Museum

The Battersea shield. Iron Age, c. 350–50 BC. Found in the River Thames, London, England. © Trustees of the British Museum LONDON.- Celts: art and identity opens at the British Museum on 24 September and draws on the latest research from Britain, Ireland and Western Europe. The exhibition tells the story of the different peoples who have used or been given the name ‘Celts’ through the stunning art objects that they made, including intricately decorated jewellery, highly stylised objects of religious devotion,... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2013

Christie's London offers 3000-year-old Iron Age bracelet of solid gold at auction in May

A Celtic solid gold bracelet, Iron Age, circa 1000 B.C. 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) diam. max.; weight 599.3 g. Estimate: GBP 40,000 - 60,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013. LONDON.- An exquisite solid gold bracelet made over 3000 years ago at the dawn of the European Iron Age will be among the highlights of the Antiquities sale on Thursday 2 May, at Christie’s South Kensington. The heavy gold bracelet is believed to be the only one of its type still in private hands and comes to the market for the first time with an estimate of £40,000... [Lire la suite]
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02 septembre 2010

Archaeologists in Jordan Unearth 3,000-Year-Old Iron Age Temple with a Trove of Figurines

Ancient figurines are seen displayed as antiquities chief Ziad al-Saad, unseen, announces the discovery of a 3,000-year-old Iron Age temple during a press conference in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. Al-Saad said that the sanctuary discovered at Khirbat 'Ataroz near the town of Mabada, some 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of the capital Amman, shows the advanced worship practices in Jordan's ancient Moabite kingdom, which was mentioned in the Bible. Archaeologists also unearthed some 300 pots, figurines of deities and... [Lire la suite]
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