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A photo of a gold archaeological ring found at Hundleton and declared treasure at National Museum Wales

Mourning rings honouring post-medieval dead, emblazoned with skulls and crosses, declared archaeological treasure in Wales

Find out about an early post-medieval ring emblazoned with death's stylized skull, a silver ring from the 15th or early 16th century and a finger ring displaying a bezel of facets.

A photo of the folded ensign of HMS Warspite in a box

Fragile ensigns from Battle of Jutland unfurled at Portsmouth National Museum of Royal Navy

Ensigns from the First World War Battle of Jutland, some damaged in battle, have been unveiled together at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth for the first time since 1916.

A photo of an ancient carved grey stone showing the Ryhnie Man of Aberdeen

Archaeologists in search for 1,500 year-old axe-wielding Rhynie Man in Scotland

Aberdeenshire’s oldest man, an axe carrying figure preserved in a six-foot Pictish stone, is being pursued with a dig in the village where high-status figures lived during the 5th or 6th centuries.

A photo of the remains of a dog being uncovered by archaeologists in Iron Age Silchester

Was the growth of an Iron Age town in Britain down to French immigrants? Archaeologists begin £1 million project at site where Prehistoric poodle was found

An 18-year excavation at one of Britain's most important Roman sites will use a £1 million grant to attempt to detail the rapid expansion of Calleva Atrebatum - now known as Silchester.

A photo of an archaeologist standing within the stone walls of St Piran's in Cornwall

Dark Age skeletons found at Cornish chapel were early Christian children and women who could have been from same family

James Gossip, of the Cornwall Archaeology Unit, on the results of radiocarbon dating on skeletons found at St Piran's Oratory last year.

A photo of archaeologists digging brown earth at Chedworth Roman Villa

Archaeologists to reveal secrets of Gloucestershire Roman villa as public excavation begins

A set of mosaics at Chedworth, the villa in Gloucestershire where some of the country’s richest Romans once lived, are being publically excavated by archaeologists this week.

A photo of sections of archaeological bone from the Iron or Bronze Age found at Long Bredy in Dorset

Archaeologists chance upon crouched skeletons of prehistoric trio in Dorset grave

Archaeologists carrying out a watching brief on routine drainage and sewage works at an 18th century cottage have discovered the crouched skeletons of three young people from the Bronze or Iron Age.

A photo of three people shouting as part of an anti-Nazi carnival in Leeds in 1981, taken by Syd Shelton

Love Music, Hate Racism: Pictures of Rock Against Racism taking on the National Front almost 40 years ago

See Syd Shelton's photographs from the period between 1976 and 1981 when The Clash, Elvis Costello, Misty in Roots, Tom Robinson, Au Pairs, The Specials and more joined the Rock Against Racism......

A photo of a woman digging a deep trench at a First and Second World War trench at Dreghorn in Scotland

Archaeologists uncover shallow world war training trenches at wood in Scottish village

Archaeologists working on Ministry of Defence land used by soldiers preparing for the Battle of the Somme say the camouflaged trenches would have originally been used during the First World War.

A photograph of a gun carriage

Blast from the past - unique gun carriage of 17th century ship dredged from deep off Southend Pier

A unique Charles II gun carriage estimated to weigh a ton has been brought ashore from its resting place off Southend Pier, Essex.

A photo of two archaeologists in hard hats digging up a brown skeleton at Crossrail's excavations at London Liverpool Street station

Pictures and a 360-degree video as scientists prepare to test "gruesome" Great Plague bodies found under Liverpool Street

See pictures from the "slumped and distorted" mass grave found during a dig which revealed 30 bodies and a headstone at the 17th century Bedlam burial ground.

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