History & Heritage

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Archaeologists to begin search for prehistoric "hut-circle landscape" in north-east Scotland

Airborne laser scanning and light detection techniques will be used to delve into areas of the Scottish landscape which archaeologists say had previously remained "unrecognised".

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Archaeologists discover burials during conservation work on churches on the Hebrides

Archaeological work carried out before a major conservation project on two Hebridian churches has unearthed graves and other finds.

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A new world heritage site? Ten pictures from the archaeology and history of Wales's slate industry

The Slate Industry of North Wales has been submitted to UNESCO on the UK’s tentative list of World Heritage Sites. Here are ten photos from a new book charting its history.

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Summer of Archaeology: Excavations to begin at estate with Anglo-Saxon roots and 12th century chapel

The National Trust is preparing to begin its Summer of Archaeology project at Brockhampton Estate, the Herefordshire site built by a family recognised in a 12th century charter.

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Archaeologists find "fantastic" wooden butter churn and stakes used by Pagan tribe in medieval Staffordshire

Archaeologists who have moved hundreds of thousands of tonnes of earth during a Network Rail dig say they have found artefacts from the time of the Staffordshire Hoard.

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Archaeologists to search York stadium for temporary camps set up by Roman armies at outpost

A community dig is about to be launched at Huntington Stadium, a site where archaeologists found evidence of two 2nd century Roman camps more than ten years ago.

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The 1,500-year-old recipe that shows how Romans invented the beef burger

A discovery in a Roman recipe book shows that burgers aren't modern inventions - instead, they're a form of street food that has developed over the centuries.

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Most European men are descended from three Bronze Age forefathers say scientists

Scientists say they have found evidence that a population surge of males between 2,000 and 4,000 years ago provides evidence that most European men are descended from just three Bronze Age......

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World War Two hero sees Blenheim bomber take to the skies again ahead of VE Day airshow

Retired Squadron Leader Ian Blair, who flew one of the light bombers to safety after his pilot was killed during the war, saw a Blenheim return to the air following a 12-year restoration mission.

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French Eagles captured at Waterloo reunited at the National Museum of Scotland

Two Napoleonic Eagles captured at the battle of Waterloo have been reunited for a new display at the National Museum Scotland.

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Archaeologists find shoe, finger ring and whorl in "extremely dirty" conditions at Roman fort

Site Director Andrew Birley says the dig team at Vindolanda have worked in grim conditions to discover a rewarding range of Roman artefacts during their first eight weeks of excavations this year.

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