Ancient people were 2,000 years more advanced than we thought
The world’s most ancient known boat-making site lies submerged off the coast of the Isle of Wight. 8,000 years ago it was used by Stone age shipbuilders to explore the British coastline. This week, a new discovery has been made there. It is a wooden platform that, to the discerning eye, shows signs of advanced woodworking that archaeologists once believed were not invented for another 2,000 years. It shows that these ancient people were far more technologically advanced than we believed.
This Medieval Battlefield
In 1361 the Battle of Visby was fought between the army of Gotland and the Danish army. It’s also one of the most incredibly well-preserved battle sites in history. Below is a peasant who put his chainmail on for war, not knowing he’d be wearing it for almost 700 years.
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