Viking 'Pear-shaped' Pendant Copper alloy, 9.22 grams; 28.31 mm. Circa 9th - 11th Century A.D. A pear shaped necklace pendant cast in two pieces and soldered, decorated with four segmented ovals and gilded. Probably once the centre piece of an elaborate necklace adorned with colour glass beads. Very Fine condition. Found Lake Ladoga, Russi
Archaeologists discovered a set of musical pipes believed to have been used 4,000 years ago by prehistoric man in Ireland, making them the world's oldest wooden instruments. The six wooden pipes, which are not joined, were found during excavations of a housing development site near the coastal town of Greystones, south of Dublin.
The Faddan More Psalter (also Irish Bog Psalter) is an early medieval Christian psalter or text of the book of Psalms, discovered in a peat bog in July 2006, in the townland of Faddan More in north County Tipperary, Ireland. The manuscript was probably written in about 800 in one of a number of monasteries. (National Museum of Ireland)