by liberal japonicus
Regulars probably know that I am all about the old sh*t. So here are a list of links to some things that have made my heart go pitter-pat.
The tomb of Phillip II, father of Alexander the Great, has been confirmed.
The Guardian often has stuff of things discovered, like this and this, and there was recently a Viking hoard (as opposed to horde) discovered, but my search turned this interactive site of a British museum exhibition lets you spin them around.
And this, has this.
"She has confirmed that the bones belong to an enormous cow—so big indeed that it is probably off the scale for the biggest known modern cow and into the range for an aurochs."
This is considered big news, because the aurochs, a huge, prehistoric ancestor to the modern day cow, is now extinct, the last one having died in the Jaktorów Forest, Poland in 1627. But even during Neolithic times, they had already become relatively rare.
Aurochs. Any other neat old stuff?