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  • Loveden Hill urn

    Pottery

    This cremation urn — one of over 1800 found in an early medieval cemetery at Loveden Hill, Lincolnshire — bears an inscr...

  • Mesopotamian pottery fragment

    Pottery

    This ostracon, or pottery fragment, bears witness to the continued use of Aramaic in Mesopotamia in the final centuries ...

  • Spong Man

    Pottery

    In the 5th century the principal means of disposing of the dead was by cremation, the practice of burning the corpse. T...