Historic Findings: Ile-Ife Glass

nejron / 123RF Stock Photo   In 2017 I briefly touched on a discovery from Nigeria that revealed the production of glass by the native population before meeting Europeans. Those findings have now been examined and were confirmed to be accurate. Since glass in the area was so widely used in their culture and religion…

Roman Findings: Caligula’s Stolen Mosaic EB2AB

Roman Lead Professor Maureen Carroll (University of Sheffield) and Dr. Tracy Prowse (McMaster University) have launched a study on the effects of lead on Romans who used it in piping, medicine and items around the house. It is called the Deadly Lead project and will present their findings on a topic which is assumed to…

Roman Findings: Happy Dog

Licking Dog Pete Cresswell and Andrew Broughton were both using their metal detectors in Gloucestershire, U.K., when they discovered an interesting treasure. Dating to the 4th century they discovered two statues, one interesting and the other amazing. There was a large bronze statue that was broken into pieces that may have been the best find…