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A bronze and enamel cockerel placed in the grave of a two year old UK Roman girl as a message to the Gods has gone on display after a 'stunning' restoration.    Archaeologists made the discovery in Cirencester two years ago, and say it is only of only eight known in the Roman Empire.    They believe the expensive gift was placed in the grave by loving parents hoping it would ease their daughter's transition into the 'next world'.

A bronze and enamel cockerel placed in the grave of a two year old UK Roman girl as a message to the Gods has gone on display after a 'stunning' restoration. Archaeologists made the discovery in Cirencester two years ago, and say it is only of only eight known in the Roman Empire. They believe the expensive gift was placed in the grave by loving parents hoping it would ease their daughter's transition into the 'next world'.

ancient african talismans

ancient african talismans

Trade bead pendant/currency made by the Kuba peoples (Zaire-Congo). The blue & white beads are Venetian and date to pre-1920. The shell is a Cypraea Pantherina endemic to the Red Sea.   via Gallery Ezakwantu

Trade bead pendant/currency made by the Kuba peoples (Zaire-Congo). The blue & white beads are Venetian and date to pre-1920. The shell is a Cypraea Pantherina endemic to the Red Sea. via Gallery Ezakwantu

Bronze animal statuettes from Olympia. Votive gifts, 8th - 7th century BC. On display in the archeologic museum of Olympia, Greece.

Bronze animal statuettes from Olympia. Votive gifts, 8th - 7th century BC. On display in the archeologic museum of Olympia, Greece.