Archaeology news and features about the latest digs and finds together with archaeology events and web resources collected from hundreds of UK museums and heritage sites. 

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Hoards: The Hidden History of Ancient Britain revealed in amazing archaeology at the British Museum

The centerpiece of the British Museum's new exhibition on archaeological finds, opening next month, will be the enormous Frome hoard pot. Other amazing discoveries are all part of the show.

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Museum prepares to strike gold in public phase of conservation for Jersey's Le Catillon II Hoard

Archaeologists in Jersey are preparing to carefully extract a layer of gold jewellery in a specially-constructed laboratory at La Hougue Bie Museum, in the Jersey parish of Grouville.

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Myths made by medieval monks could have clouded archaeologists' search for King Arthur's grave, says team investigating Glastonbury Abbey

The medieval monks who restored Glastonbury Abbey during the 12th century "clouded the judgement" of later archaeologists by crafting legends, say researchers at the site.

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DNA results on Roman Londoners show culturally diverse population from North Africa and beyond

Detailed DNA analysis of four Roman Londoners, released by the Museum of London, have created the first multidisciplinary study of the inhabitants of a city anywhere in the Roman Empire.

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Late medieval artefact found in Llanbadoc declared as treasure, could have belonged to knight

A Welsh or English knight could have owned a sword from more than 300 years ago found by a metal detectorist near the River Usk.

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Two Temple Place Winter Exhibition to explore Beauty and the Body in Ancient Egypt

The Gothic interior of Two Temple Place in London will be hosting an exhibition of regional museum treasures exploring appearance and identity in the life and death of Ancient Egyptians.

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13,000-year-old hunter-gatherer bone in Georgian cave reveals "major new piece in human jigsaw", say scientists

Zoologists have used a human right temporal bone from more than 13,000 years ago to pinpoint a new "fourth strand" of ancestry in pre and post-Ice Age Europeans.

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Matching slabs of stone from Roman Britain town found by archaeologists more than a century apart

Two fragments of a building sign in Roman Hampshire, spelling out the name of the French tribe who founded the town of Silchester during the 1st century BC, have been reunited by astonished......

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Treasures of the Sea: Ashmolean to show ancient archaeology rescued from the deep

Spectacular finds from the sea off Sicily, revealing the Ancient civilizations that met and fought at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, will feature in a major Ashmolean exhibition in summer 2016.

British Museum uses Google Street View technology to put thousands of objects online and curate Museum of the World

Neil MacGregor, the British Museum's Director, says a new Street View tour and more than 4,500 objects represents a modern version of the age of Enlightenment.

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