In the summer of 2013 archaeologists found two strange deposits buried under the floor of a room in ancient Sardis. The vessels each contained an eggshell, bronze tools and a coin. They may have been offerings to ward off demons and disaster.
The extinct creature, officially called Paranthropus boisei, roamed across East Africa 1.4 million to 2.4 million years ago, living alongside the direct ancestors of humanity. It earned its nickname because of its massive jaw and huge molars.