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The Charioteer Mosaic was found in 1971 at a Romano-British villa at Rudston, East Yorkshire.It dates to the 4th century AD and would have graced a dining room in the house of a wealthy family.Its unique collection of exhibits allow visitors to look on majestic mammoths, meet Saxon invaders, walk through an Iron Age village and enter a Roman bath house.Here are 10 of our favourite archaeological gems at the museum. A full-sized woolly mammoth Not the animal itself, of course, but this scale model of the huge, hairy trunked mammal is unsurprisingly a favourite with many Hull and East Riding Museum visitors. Mortimer The pioneering early archaeologist and corn merchant from Driffield spent a lifetime excavating the burial mounds and cemeteries of the Yorkshire Wolds.
Chariots also appear on a mosaic from another Roman villa found at Horkstow in North Lincolnshire.
The central panel depicts a victorious charioteer standing in his 'quadriga' or four-horse chariot.
He is holding his symbols of victory - a palm frond and a wreath, the winner's crown.
The earliest are the incredible Bronze Age examples from Ferriby excavated and researched over a lifetime by Edward Wright.
One of the boats, called Ferriby 3 and dated to 1900BC, is the oldest sewn plank boat in Europe.