Archaeology

Archaeologists map Roman city using ‘quad bike and radar’
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Archaeologists map Roman city using ‘quad bike and radar’

New scanning system reveals ‘elaborate’ details of ancient settlement
9 Jun 2020
The Aldi prince: ‘Essex’s answer to Tutankhamun’
Anglo-Saxon burial
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The Aldi prince: ‘Essex’s answer to Tutankhamun’

New analysis suggests ancient burial site near Southend was last resting place of Anglo-Saxon royal
9 May 2019
Largest child sacrifice in history ‘was response to El Nino’
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Largest child sacrifice in history ‘was response to El Nino’

Bodies of 140 children found at 15th century archaeological site in Peru
7 Mar 2019
‘Ancient’ stone circle revealed to be 1990s replica
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‘Ancient’ stone circle revealed to be 1990s replica

Archaeologists believed Aberdeenshire monument was up to 4,500 years old until farmer came forward
22 Jan 2019
Statue from ancient Rome discovered in margarine tub
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Statue from ancient Rome discovered in margarine tub

Oxfordshire metal detectorist found the treasure on old farm land
12 Dec 2018
Thames archaeologists uncover skeleton in medieval ‘wellies’
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Thames archaeologists uncover skeleton in medieval ‘wellies’

Discovery of 500-year-old body in leather waders hailed as ‘extremely rare’
4 Dec 2018
Rare Viking longship burial found in Norway
Viking boat burial
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Rare Viking longship burial found in Norway

Archaeologists using radar detected ancient grave concealed just 50cm below top soil
16 Oct 2018

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Young girl pulls pre-Viking era sword out of Swedish lake
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Young girl pulls pre-Viking era sword out of Swedish lake

Locals have dubbed Saga Vancek the new ‘Queen of Sweden’
5 Oct 2018
What is inside 400-year-old Portuguese shipwreck?
Portugal shipwreck
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What is inside 400-year-old Portuguese shipwreck?

Cargo of wrecked trading ship is ‘very well-preserved’, say archaeologists
25 Sep 2018
Cheddar Man: earliest Britons had dark skin and blue eyes
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Cheddar Man: earliest Britons had dark skin and blue eyes

New research challenges assumptions around British ethnic identity
7 Feb 2018
Scientists uncover 'Tripadvisor for the ancient world'
Valley of Kings, Egypt
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Scientists uncover 'Tripadvisor for the ancient world'

'I visited and I did not like anything except the sarcophagus,' says one 1,000-year-old carving in Ancient Egypt
4 Jul 2017
Howard Carter: The Englishman who unearthed Tutankhamun
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Howard Carter: The Englishman who unearthed Tutankhamun

Discovery of the 'cursed' pharaoh's burial site is the subject of a new TV drama
18 Oct 2016
Huge Roman villa found beneath Wiltshire back garden
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Huge Roman villa found beneath Wiltshire back garden

Remains of luxury three-storey property are of 'unparalleled importance in recent years'
18 Apr 2016
King Tut's tomb may hold Nefertiti's burial chamber secret
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King Tut's tomb may hold Nefertiti's burial chamber secret

Hidden rooms 'could be the discovery of the century' and unearth final resting place of the legendary queen
18 Mar 2016
Bodies of 800 children unearthed in Blackburn
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Bodies of 800 children unearthed in Blackburn

Historic remains dating back to 19th century found during exhumation
27 Jan 2016
Hog roasts a favourite at Stonehenge in 25th century BC
A man stands on top of one of the stones in Stonehenge on summer solstice
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Hog roasts a favourite at Stonehenge in 25th century BC

Site near Stonehenge continues to throw light on ancient Britons' daily lives, including culinary habits
14 Oct 2015
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