According to wikipedia, Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture. The archaeological record consists of artifacts, architecture, biofacts or ecofacts, and cultural landscapes. This can be applied to a fictional world as well. Items and dsicveries from ancient times can lead to clues to help defeat the Big Evil, or give clues to the founding of the Holy Empire or much more. It can even be a curiosity. Of course on worlds with a high magic content it might be easier to find these relics of history, or even to use it to hide them.

The ones listed below are all from the real world, some are more famous than others – Without searching, see how many you regonise and say so in the comments.

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1 , Ħaġar Qim
2 , Antikythera Mechanism
3 , Ashurbanipal’s Library
4 , Baghdad Battery
5 , Cave of Altamira
6 , Chinkai Castle
7 , Dead Sea Scrolls
8 , Gobekli Tepe
9 , Newgrange
10 , Olduvai Gorge
11 , Olmec Colossal Heads
12 , Pilate Stone
13 , Pompeii
14 , Rapa Nui
15 , Rosetta Stone
16 , Sacsayhuaman
17 , Sanxingdui
18 , Sutton Hoo
19 , Terra Cotta warriors
20 , Tutankhamun’s Tomb



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