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Archaeologists hope to discover more Roman writing tablets at Vindolanda Roman Fort

Archaeologists working on the summer dig at the Roman Fort of Vindolanda on Hardian's Wall say they are hoping to find new examples of the famous Vindolanda tablets.

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Curator's Choice: Actor, model and self-taught painter Rudi Patterson's Visions in Colour

From witnessing slavery in Jamaica as a youth to painting from a Notting Hill concrete high rise, Rudi Patterson's show at Leighton House Museum is powerful, says Wesley Kerr.

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Extravagant mansion built to please wife of 18th century politician discovered at Bletchley

Experts at Bletchley Park, the World War II codebreaking centre in Buckinghamshire, will examine bricks believed to come from a demolished mansion and two wartime huts.

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Mosaic from 4th century Roman villa to be revealed at Salisbury Museum

A mosaic depicting a drinking cup with dolphin-shaped handles will take three weeks to install in the £2.4 million Wessex Gallery this summer.

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Curator's Choice: Rotten eggs and hard labour at the last town gasworks in England

Ovens, tar and the smell of rotten eggs are all part of the ancient ovens at the Museum of Gas in Norfolk, which will enjoy a special opening for Museums at Night.

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Roman dog, goat and sheep imprints found by archaeologists in Leicester

Hoof and paw prints left on tiles are among the finds at Blackfriars in Leicester, where archaeologists believe a Roman mint and pit may have stood.

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British Museum's Vikings Live to hit cinemas on April 24

Continuing the trend for alternative cinema content alongside major London exhibitions, Vikings Live is about to go on a major tour of British cinemas.

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Curator's Choice: Henri Matisse – The Cut-Outs at Tate Modern

Nicholas Cullinan, the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and co-curator of Tate's Matisse show, on key works from the exhibition.

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Chapels, circuses and colour as Matisse's Cut-Outs thrill at Tate Modern

The most expansive exhibition of Henri Matisse's works in decades concentrates on the prolific final 17 years of his life in an exhibition recreating the excitement of the artist's studio.

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Lincoln Castle's £22 million restoration set to open to public on Magna Carta anniversary

The five-year restoration of William the Conqueror's 11th century castle will aim to draw global visitors to Lincolnshire on the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, say organisers.

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Bronze Age skeleton of dagger-clutching Racton Man could have been a King or priest

Amy Roberts, Collections Officer at the Novium in Chichester, introduces the Bronze Age Racton Man whose imminent analysis could hold national importance.

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King's Cross shedmaster makes pilgrimage to Yorkshire as Mallard bids farewell

Peter Townend, who controlled the speed record-breaking Mallard during a 43-year railway career, travelled from Torquay to Durham for a final glimpse of its two sister engines.

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Cave bodies reveal good parenting skills and caring side of Neanderthals

Bodies and tools buried in caves have revealed that Neanderthals had strong bonds with their children and cared for the disabled, elderly and sick.

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Curator's Choice: The 19th century velocipede boneshaker bicycle in Yorkshire

Jennifer Dunne, the Collections Manager at Scarborough Museums Trust, on a bike far removed from the Tour de France's Grand Départ in Yorkshire this summer.

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Modern Titanics face greater iceberg peril, say experts on anniversary of ship sailing

New research shows that 1912 was a year of "raised but not exceptional" iceberg hazards, with the risk "likely to increase" in the future.

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