Skeletal remains found in Gough’s Cave in Somerset have led experts to believe that Ancient Britons may have used human skulls as drinking vessels. Scientists at London’s Natural History Museum believe that the level of modification performed on the three 14,700-year-old skulls indicates that they were used to hold liquid, probably as part of some type of ritual.
The remains of the 19th-century sunken whaling ship Two Brothers has been discovered in shallow waters off Hawaii by US marine archaeologists who believe the vessel could have belonged to Captain George Pollard, the sailor who inspired Herman Melville’s classic novel, Moby Dick. Artefacts uncovered included harpoons and a hook for stripping whales of their blubber, along with cauldrons used to turn whale blubber into oil. The ship sank in 1823 after it hit a coral reef.
A motorbike with 721,703 miles on the clock is to be auctioned at the International Motorcycle Show in Staffordshire in April. Nicknamed ‘Vinnylonglegs’, the motorbike has only ever had one owner, 83-year-old Stuart Jenkinson, who bought the vehicle in Newcastle in 1955 and has been riding it ever since. The 1955 Vincent Black Prince is expected to fetch at least £35,000.