Category Archives: archaeology

Sliotars Dating back to the 12th Century

These Sliotars above are from a new exhibit Hair hurling balls: Earliest artefacts of our national game, at  National Museum of Ireland – Country Life in Castlebar. The earliest was made in the second half of the twelfth century. The balls … Continue reading

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Egyptian Clay Objects – National Museum of Ireland

Clay artifacts from ancient Egypt photographed in the National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street.

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Woven Silver Cone from 10th Century Dublin

There are three separate strands of silver, each composed of between 15 and 18 wires. Yet, Halpin says, it is very hard to find where all these wires end. The visual effect is that of a single thread turning endlessly … Continue reading

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Documentary About 8th Century Book Found in a Bog

Treasure from the Bog is an RTE documentary about the Faddan More Psalter. The book is described as: a fragmented illuminated vellum manuscript encased in an unusual leather binding, a book of psalms dating back to the late eighth century. … Continue reading

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Gerd Rohling

The chemical component in PVC that does not decompose in the consumer society’s throw-away goods, as well as a deep fascination with rubbish, led Gerd Rohling to refine things he found on the beach and create precious imitation glasses. There’s … Continue reading

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Archaeological Images

Above is an image from 1955 which shows the Mound of the Hostages at Tara under excavation. While looking for this image online I came across this illustration of another excavation site.

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