The ship at Sutton Hoo
In the late 1930s, a British archaeologist discovered a ship buried under a large mound in Suffolk, England. The ship served as a kind of underground pyramid for an Anglo-Saxon king, ca. 630. Excavation of the ship and the king's burial chamber within it yielded some fabulous objects.
Many of those items are now in the British Museum, London. Here are the four most beautiful --
At first glance, this gold plaque may not look like much. But don't go away just yet. If you take a look at the zoom version, it will probably delight you, as it did me. Ca. 750 B.C., Iranian Kurdistan.