Mysterious: A conservator opens the lid of a Colombian emerald watch, seen alongside a gild brass verge watch - part of the Cheapside Hoard, the worlds largest collection of Elizabethan and early Stuart jewellery
A 220-year-old time capsule containing coins, documents and other artifacts left by Revolutionary War figures like Samuel Adams and Paul Revere was opened by Massachusetts officials on 01-06-15. Conservator Pam Hatchfield holds an engraved silver plate. The unveiling marked the first time its contents have been seen publicly since 1855, when it was also removed from the cornerstone, the items inside cleaned, and other items like newspapers and coins added.
Sophisticated 600-Year-Old Canoe Discovered in New Zealand
This turtle was carved on the hull of a 600-year-old canoe found in New Zealand. Turtles are rare in pre-European Maori art. The engraving might be a nod to the Maori's Polynesian ancestors, who revered the seafaring reptiles.