Intriguing Recently Discovered Artifacts

Even in the new millennium, artifacts are still being discovered and excavated throughout the world, priceless testaments to mankind’s religiosity, innovativeness, and even dark past. Here are some of the more recent artifacts that have been unearthed.

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Earlies buddhist shrine in Nepal

Archeologists digging through a central shrine in Nepal were surprised to find an old wooden structure beneath the modern, brick-building monument. The design is very similar to the new version atop it, but the discoverers were intrigued that there was much foot traffic on the clay floor and that there were post holes on the tree roots. The finding was dated to about 550 B.C. and is now thought to have huge implications on when Buddha was actually born.

The Beardless Jesus

An excavation in the ancient city of Castulo in southern Spain revealed images in discovered glass shards that, after collation and assembly, showed a truly intriguing plate. This plate is believed to serve the eucharistic bread and showed a beardless Jesus donning a Roman toga. The apostles Paul and Peter were also depicted clean-shaven, their hairs cropped short. It’s now considered one of the earliest images of Christ to have been discovered.

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The Crucifixion bone

For decades, there have been no physical evidence discovered of the popular and well-documented Roman execution method of crucifixion. But archeologists recently found the bones of a man in a museum in Israel that now serves as the only documented proof of this harrowing punishment. The young Jew was in his twenties, and there is an iron nail embedded deeply into the man’s heel bone.

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Sadigh Gallery is a family-owned art gallery specializing in ancient artifacts and coins from around the world. The gallery was established in 1978 as a small mail order company which was operated by one man, Michael Sadigh. After achieving much success, he then moved to the current location on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan in 1982. Our focus is on providing affordable ancient antiquities and friendly, down-to-earth service. As a family-owned business, we greatly treasure the interaction with our customers. A large portion of our customers have been with us for 10 to 20 years, and we are grateful that they have become good friends, rather than simple business partners. We pride in providing quality service to each and every one of our customers, and their satisfaction matters most to us. If you have any questions, concerns, or any other comments regarding our merchandises or services, feel free to call us at your convenience. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority! All of our antiquities are guaranteed authentic, and all items are sent with a Lifetime Certificate of Authenticity. We provide secure packing to ensure safe delivery. Contact us for more information, or to receive one of our FREE CATALOG today. Contact Information: 303 Fifth Avenue Suite 1603 New York, NY 10016 Toll Free (800)426-2007 Tel (212)725-7537 E-mail: Info@sadighgallery.com Web www.sadighgallery.com Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00AM – 8:00PM Open on Sundays by appointment only. Closed on Saturdays.
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