Archaeology

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‘Original archaeologists’: Arnhem Land traditional owners take charge of priceless rock art
In the past rock art research has been the domain of non-Indigenous academics but a group of Bininj people are now documenting it as they seek to preserve their history

David Hancock

04, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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10 fun UK holiday courses and experiences that make perfect Christmas presents
Whether your friends and family want to sharpen their climbing skills or hone their prose style, these short courses make ideal gifts

Vicky Smith

04, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Eruption of Vesuvius on Herculaneum ‘like Hiroshima bomb’
Archaeologist compares eruption at Roman town close to Pompeii to dropping of WW2 atomic bomb

Angela Giuffrida in Herculaneum

01, Dec, 2021 @4:12 PM

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Rock cakes? Stonehenge builders may have enjoyed mince pies
Archaeologists say neolithic version of energy bars may also have been eaten at midwinter feasts

Steven Morris

01, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: The underground secret by Hadrian’s Wall | Country diary
Coventina’s Well, Northumberland: The source of this spring was once encased in a temple and showered with gifts

Susie White

29, Nov, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Rutland’s Roman mosaics bring the Trojan Wars to life in the East Midlands
Recently discovered scenes from Homer’s Iliad show how the influence of the epic poem spread far and wide

Natalie Haynes

28, Nov, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Roman Britain is still throwing up secrets – and confounding our expectations | Charlotte Higgins
The discovery of a mosaic in a villa buried under farmland sets the imagination racing, says Charlotte Higgins, the Guardian’s chief culture writer

Charlotte Higgins

26, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Spanish police recover rare 2,000-year-old Iberian sword
Double-edged, curved falcata particularly sought after because of the original condition of its blade

Sam Jones in Madrid

25, Nov, 2021 @12:26 PM

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‘Oh wow’: remarkable Roman mosaic found in Rutland field
Family ramble led to ‘most exciting Roman mosaic discovery in the UK in the last century’

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

25, Nov, 2021 @9:58 AM

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New tests show neolithic pits near Stonehenge were human-made
Ring of hollows has been called the largest prehistoric structure found in Britain, but some were sceptical

Dalya Alberge

23, Nov, 2021 @12:30 PM

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‘It was terrifying’: ancient book’s journey from Irish bog to museum treasure
A new book tells the story of the painstaking process to preserve the 1,200-year-old Faddan More Psalter

Lisa O'Carroll in Dublin

21, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Rescued from obscurity: UK archaeologist who restored Sicily’s glories
Alexander Hardcastle, who helped resurrect Agrigento, was as famous as Howard Carter, but died in penury. Now he’s back in the spotlight

Vanessa Thorpe

21, Nov, 2021 @7:45 AM

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