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Pompeii's new director: 'Excavation is always a kind of destruction'
Archaeologist Gabriel Zuchtriegel takes controversy in his stride as he develops programme for site

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

26, Feb, 2021 @12:57 PM

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Pat Dodson calls for mining royal commission after reports of damage at Aboriginal sites
Traditional owners are ‘upset and frustrated’ after Fortescue Metals Group began land clearing at a significant site in the Pilbara without their involvement

Lorena Allam

26, Feb, 2021 @1:28 AM

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Royal Mint to commemorate fossil hunter Mary Anning
Special 50p coins will feature some of the Jurassic creatures discovered by 19th-century palaeontologist

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Politicians should not 'weaponise' UK history, says colonialism researcher
Exclusive: Corinne Fowler, director of National Trust project, criticises threat to funding ahead of government round table

Jessica Murray

22, Feb, 2021 @2:17 PM

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Sign of the times: zodiac basin shows Persian elite’s passion for astrology
Rare 13th-century treasure set to fetch £1.5m indicates that a counterculture thrived alongside medieval Islam

Harriet Sherwood

21, Feb, 2021 @6:45 AM

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A joy forever: poetry world prepares to mark bicentenary of John Keats
Two hundred years after his early death, plays, readings and new poetry will honour the legacy of the much beloved author

Alison Flood

19, Feb, 2021 @4:02 PM

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'An eyesore': thousands protest against Spanish cathedral's new doors
Planned update to Burgos Cathedral prompts online petition signed by more than 31,000 people

Sam Jones Madrid

18, Feb, 2021 @3:32 PM

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Viking age artefacts discovered on Isle of Man declared treasure
Hoard found by amateur detectorist dates to AD950 and includes gold arm ring and large silver brooch

Tobi Thomas

18, Feb, 2021 @1:39 PM

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More war hero statues 'wholly retrograde' move, says UK women's group
Tory MPs’ campaign to honour VC and GC medal holders ‘will increase gender imbalance’ of civic statues

Helen Pidd

17, Feb, 2021 @6:18 PM

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Country diary: among the signs of spring are echoes of the past
Willington, County Durham: A half-buried brick, stamped with the name Straker, is the last tangible evidence of one of the largest collieries in the county

Phil Gates

17, Feb, 2021 @5:30 AM

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The Guardian view on British history: we need to know | Editorial
Editorial: By stirring people up against an honest reckoning with our past, ministers are doing the country a huge disservice


15, Feb, 2021 @6:59 PM

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Rival railway museums in row over steam locomotive ownership
Head of Steam in Darlington and National Railway Museum disagree over where Locomotion No 1 should be kept

Alex Mistlin

15, Feb, 2021 @5:01 PM

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