Roman Britain

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From the Romans to Sex and the City: how body hair went out of fashion in the UK
Britons have less body hair than ever before, say historians, as exhibition on Roman hair removal opens

Rachel Hall

26, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Romans, lend me your shears: empire brought hair removal to Britain, says English Heritage
Revamped Wroxeter Roman City in Shropshire will display beauty items including a strikingly large number of tweezers

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

24, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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What lies beneath: meet the real life metal detectorists
Tales of rare finds, Instagram stories and, of course, that hit TV comedy means metal detecting is buzzing. Today’s detectorists reveal what they love about it

Ella Braidwood

14, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Three sections of Roman wall in City of London given protected status
Remains of once vast riverside structure granted legal protection against unauthorised change

Esther Addley

03, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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John Ellis Jones obituary
Other lives: Classical scholar and archaeologist whose studies revolutionised understanding of the rural economy of Greece

Angharad Ellis Jones

23, Apr, 2023 @4:28 PM

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Roman gateway rebuilt in ‘exact spot’ at site of invasion of Britain
Reconstructed rampart structure that stood almost 2,000 years ago will open to visitors in Richborough, Kent

Harriet Sherwood

18, Apr, 2023 @5:01 AM

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Boudicca returns as a 21st-century feminist – 2,000 years after her death
The queen and warrior who led a revolt against the Romans is enjoying a national resurgence as a symbol of rebellion

David Barnett

02, Apr, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Remains of Roman aristocrat unearthed in ‘extraordinary’ cemetery near Leeds
Archaeologists hail ‘once in a lifetime’ discovery of Roman and Saxon site dating back 1,600 years

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

13, Mar, 2023 @12:03 PM

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Folktale becomes reality as Roman altar unearthed at Leicester Cathedral
Archaeologists find broken altar stone in cathedral gardens they say was likely used as private shrine or cult room

Kevin Rawlinson

07, Mar, 2023 @3:27 PM

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‘Startling’ new evidence reveals gladiators fought in Roman Britain
Latest analysis of vase found in Colchester in 1848 shows the vessel was a piece of sports memorabilia from an area of combat

Dalya Alberge

04, Mar, 2023 @2:13 PM

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It’s not a Roman dildo, it’s a drop spindle | Letter
Letter: Linsey Duncan-Pitt offers another explanation for the 2,000-year-old artefact that’s being touted as a sex toy

26, Feb, 2023 @6:51 PM

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It’s not a darning tool, it’s a very naughty toy: Roman dildo found
Two thousand-year-old object found at Roman fort in Northumberland in 1992 has been reassessed by archaeologists

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

20, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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