Archaeology

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Archaeologists find remarkably rare preserved Middle Saxon cemetery with wooden coffins

Archaeologists find remarkably preserved Anglo-Saxon plank-lined graves and tree-trunk coffins dating from the 7th-9th century AD at a site in East Anglia.

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Archaeologists uncover the stage and other treasures at Shakepseare's Curtain Theatre

Archaeologists have unearthed yet more treasures and the original stage during their dig at the Shakespearean Curtain Theatre in London's Shoreditch.

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Wold Newton hoard of Roman coins secured by Yorkshire Museum

Following a crowd funding campaign, the Yorkshire Museum has secured a stunning hoard of Roman coins found by a metal detectorist near the village of Wold Newton, East Yorkshire, in 2014.

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Roman gold finger ring with intaglio of Roman god Mercury among treasures declared in Wales

A Roman gold finger ring, a silver post-medieval seal matrix and a small medieval brooch are three of the newly-declared archaeological treasures in Wales. See them here.

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Archaeologists have dived to the remains of an 18th century Dutch ship wrecked off the Kent coast

The wreck of the Dutch East Indiaman, which sank on the Goodwin Sands off the coast of Kent in January 1740, is being revisited by marine archaeologists from Historic England and the Netherlands.

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Medieval ice skates and a 1,800-year-old dog skull: 17 archaeological treasures from the Museum of London

In 1975, the General Post Office on Newgate Street became one of the largest archaeological sites ever dug in London. Now some of its most prized finds have gone on display. Here are 17 of them.

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Tooth enamel of Bedlam burial ground bodies finds first DNA of the bacteria behind the Great Plague

Five of the 20 individuals tested in a laboratory in Germany have shown traces of Yersina pestis - the pathogen of the 1665 plague which killed nearly a quarter of London's population.

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Could archaeologists be about to uncover an early Bronze Age settlement on the cliffs of Seven Sisters?

Archaeologists are about to get to work on a coastal site they describe as a mystery in their field, with laser scans, environmental scanning and analysis of microscopic snails all planned.

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Deprivation and deportation: What the teeth of the soldiers found in a mass grave in Durham can tell us

The teeth of the soldiers discovered in a mass grave in Durham have already given experts an idea of what their lives were like, says Dr Pam Graves of Durham University.

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"These are men who fought and died together": Dismembered soldiers found in mass grave to be reburied in Durham

The separated remains of thousands of soldiers killed at the Battle of Dunbar, one of the shortest and most brutal battles of the 17th century civil war, will be reburied in Durham.

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