40,000-year-old stone bracelet from Denisova Cave is oldest ever found. Made of chlorite, the bracelet was found in the same layer as the remains of some of the prehistoric people and is thought to belong to them [Credit: Anatoly Derevyanko and Mikhail Shunkov]
The mysterious coffins of Arthur’s Seat In 1836, five boys were hunting rabbits on the north-eastern slopes of Arthur’s Seat, the main peak in the group of hills in the center of Edinburgh. In a small cave in the crags of the hill they stumbled across seventeen miniature coffins carved in pine and decorated with tinned iron. Carefully arranged in a three-tiered stack, each coffin contained a small wooden figure with painted black boots and individually crafted clothing.
Mystery of the ancient kingdom discovered in Nepal where thousands of caves are carved 155ft off the ground
Hidden within the Himalayas, 155ft from the ground, these man-made caves are one of the World's greatest archaeological mysteries. Thousands of holes are carved into the fragile, sandy-coloured cliff in a gorge so large it dwarfs the Grand Canyon. The astonishing number of caves, some dug into the cliffside, others tunnelled from above are thousands of years old but who built them and why remains a mystery.