This is a list of all the displays on the ground floor of the Varrock Museum. The common occurrence of "yr" means Year.
Two distinct types of pottery have been recovered from the Dig Site, adding evidence to the two settlements on this site. The red clay pottery appears to be much older and occasionally has purple Zarosian symbols, while the Saradominist artefacts are usually of a lighter shade with blue decorations.
The Layers of Archaeology Soil Layers
O horizon - The top layer of soil is made up mostly of leaves and decomposed organic matter.
A horizon (topsoil) - Plants grow in this dark-coloured layer, which is made up of decomoposed organic matter mixed with mineral particles.
E horizon - This eluviation (leaching) layer has a light colour and is made up of sand and silt. We often find significant archaeological artefacts in this layer.
B horizon (subsoil) - Contains clay and mineral deposits it receives from layers above, when water drips through.
C horizon - Regolith consists of slightly broken up bedrock. Plant roots do not penetrate this layer.
R horizon - The bedrock layer that is beneath all other layers.
Thought to be an altar decoration, possibly celebrating the beginning of the 4th Age when Saranthium was its most vibrant. Lovingly crafted in silver and sapphire, it is still in good condition.
This small symbol was used as a decoration on the Saradominist altars throughout the city. Two or three examples have been found, but this is the best. Worked in blue-enamelled bronze, it has not survived the ages well. We believe this was to be from the early years when the city was still being built.
One of the few vases found in good condition. Its markings show some kind of celebration to Saradomin.
Fine silver and gold jewellery has been found concealed in one of the many urns scattered around the Dig Site. Not much is know about it, although most of the items do have Saradominist markings.
Arrowheads of crude bronze have been found along with the finds deeper in the Dig Site, which leads us to believe that the forces occupying the city before the Saradominists used bows, as well as other methods of war.
Found at the Dig Site east of Varrock by a recently qualified archaeologist. It appears to be a symbol of the god, Zaros.
Excavated recently from a cavernous temple below the Dig Site by a recently qualified archaeologist. It is of great significance, as it proves the existence of a settlement that pre-dates the Saradominist city currently being excavated. The temple appears to be dedicated to the pagan god, Zaros, and survived the destruction of the Zarosian city which was rebuilt by Saradominsts.
A battered and bent coin with Zamorakian markings. It bears the word 'Senntisten', which we believe to be the original name of the city, Saranthium, before it was rebuilt by those loyal to Saradomin. Partial numbers on the coin would indicate that it is from the year 3740, presumably from the 3rd Age.
A coin in very good condition with Saradominist markings. It bears the word 'Saranthium', which we have found to be the name of the city being excavated east of Varrock. The numbers on the coin would indicate that it is from the year 3804, presumably from the 3rd Age as the Godwars were coming to an end.