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Curator finds 150-year-old David Livingstone African beetles in box at Natural History Museum

A set of pinned beetles collected by the Victorian explorer during his infamous Zambezi River expedition will go on show to the public for one night only after being found during a routine collection check.

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Hand-holding skeleton couple and poleaxed man found at medieval chapel site in Leicestershire

A couple placed side-by-side are among 11 skeletons found at St Morrell, a chapel near Hallaton which archaeologists say could have been a special place of burial.

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Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old foal skull and skeleton of Roman woman in Buckinghamshire

A skull has been found near a Roman road as part of a major excavation carried out at Aston Clinton by Buckinghamshire County Council and University of Leicester archaeologists.

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"Compelling" new forensic evidence shows grisly sustained attack on Richard III at Battle of Bosworth

Experts have studied sword marks and a UNESCO manual on torture as part of a high-tech investigation into the injuries left on Richard III's body more than 500 years after his death.

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Archaeologists find beer and pizza ovens from Northampton brewery 800 years ago

A section of a medieval malting oven used to make beer in medieval Northampton has been handed to a modern brewery as experts continue a major excavation in the town centre.

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Public invited to see excavation of 4,000-year-old Bronze Age barrow on Dartmoor edge

The Bronze Age Emmet's Post, a Scheduled Monument being excavated as part of a government-approvedquarry expansion in Devon, will open to the public this weekend.

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National Portrait Gallery researchers reveal 'airbrushed' Elizabeth I in X-ray of portrait

The NPG's new Tudor portraits exhibition reveals how X-rays of a portrait of Elizabeth I show how the Queen's portrait was overpainted and prettified in the eighteenth century.

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"Lost house" destroyed by 17th century Civil War Royalists found on Nottinghamshire pipeline

Archaeologists will rebury and preserve two stone walls in a dramatic first discovery at Kelham, in Nottinghamshire, during water pipeline work.

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Artist's Statement: Jessica Collett on feminism, fluff and Tudor Queens

The young playwright Jessica Collett discusses the "immeasurable" Tudor impact as she prepares to open her play, Mother, Crone, Maiden, at Liverpool's Bluecoat gallery.

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Campaigners call on Channel 4 to create Time Team special for archaeologist Mick Aston

Lee Brady, whose petition has earned thousands of signatures in support of an episode in honour of the Time Team hero, says the programme should hold a tribute dig.

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The Wedgwood Collection Choice: The First Day's Vase from the Industrial Revolution

Marking a milestone in the Industrial Revolution, the Wedgwood's black basalt vases were made to celebrate the opening of the ornamental works at Etruria. Take a closer look.

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Archaeologists reveal Roman Norfolk with in-demand garden digs in Caistor St Edmund

Homeowners in a village near Norwich have invited archaeologists into their gardens in pursuit of Roman artefacts. Andrew Ray, of the digging team, reveals more.

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In their own words: Why the £2.75 million bid to save Wedgwood Collection must succeed

Wedgwood Museum Director Gaye Blake-Roberts, Design Critic Alice Rawsthorn, Stoke-on Trent MP Tristram Hunt and the V&A's Tim Reeve on the Wedgwood appeal.

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"Severe" Ice Age event could have killed off Neanderthals 39,000 years ago, say experts

Professor Chris Stringer, of the Natural History Museum, on new research revealing the rise and fall of Neanderthals and early modern humans thousands of years ago.

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Art Fund launches public appeal to save £15.75 million Wedgwood Collection

The V&A will take ownership of the UNESCO-classified collection before loaning it to the Wedgwood Museum if a public appeal can raise £2.75 million in under three months.

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