Humid conditions on the Japanese island where the mirror was found may have helped preserve the rare artifact.
The toys' purpose was unknown, but the grave belonged to a "common child," as opposed to one of an elite social class.
The cache includes knives and spearpoints and the first giant hand axe ever discovered in the Arabian Peninsula.
The first two modern human cultures coexisted for many years, but until now it's been unclear if one was borne from the other.
Since the 1920s, pottery spanning thousands of years has turned up in Lake Biwaka. Archaeologist don't know why.
The discovery is part of a larger discovery surrounding the Roman presence in ancient Israel.
Thousands of inscriptions record an executive order to find a magical elixir and "assorted awkward replies" from those who'd failed to do so.
The 4,000-year-old surveillance and communication network is the first of its kind ever discovered.
The artwork sheds new light on a crucial period in Japanese history.
"The discovery confirms a close commercial relationship between the ancient city in Palestine and Egypt."
"The secular science community has no viable answers to explain remarkable finds like these."
For as much as it might reveal about ancient island cultures, the art itself is incredibly tiny.
"It is impossible to know precisely what they were used for," said one researcher.
You'd think people would have noticed earlier.
An earthquake struck Lechaion somewhere between 50 and 125 A.D., and the majority of the ruins have since been buried beneath sediment.
A chief executive of a French waterproofing company bought the skeleton.
Three of the children appeared to have been well-cared for; the fourth did not, possibly due to differences in social class.
Hippocrates described unidentified parasitic worms in his medical texts 2,500 years ago. Ancient human poop just revealed which ones.
Russian authorities found 24 teeth from a prehistoric sea predator that may have been related to the largest ever shark, in the baggage of a man set for China.
Archaeologists believe that the arrow was either the cause of death or was placed there afterward symbolically.
Sadly, there are no treatments that can help at this point.
"The thing that surprised us the most was the sheer size of some of the engravings."
Humans left Africa 60,000 years earlier than we thought.
The discovery rewrites the history of early Chinese engineering.
Experts working at the Horvat 'Amuda site have said the drone images allowed them to pinpoint their dig.
The X-ray allowed researchers to examine the rich assortment of objects that had been buried inside along with the girl's body.