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Beautiful Roman "Swiss army knife" is star archaeological attraction at Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum

With a spoon, knife, fork, toothpick and spike among its arsenal, the Fitzwilliam's six-pronged implement is its most popular online exhibit. Find out more.


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The search is on the for the lost watercolours of Edward Bawden

Author James Russell is searching for a series of rare Edward Bawden watercolours which disappeared into private collections after two London shows during the 1930s.


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Archaeologists in Palaeolithic Kent face race against time to reveal Neanderthal climate

English Heritage, Natural England and archaeologists from the University of Southampton hope to discover the climate Neanderthals lived in during a project in Ebbsfleet.

History & Heritage

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Virtuoso Georgian painter's story revealed as haul of miniatures shown in public for first time

Assembled over 30 years, a set of works by Turner and Gainsborough contemporary John Smart have gone on display for the first time, valued at more than £1 million.

Science & Nature

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Birth, growth, decay and death in outer space: Scientists celebrate satellite's 10th birthday

Scientists in Leicester have spent ten years being woken up or interrupted by Swift, a satellite which hurtles around the Earth monitoring explosive cosmic events. But its best discoveries could be yet to come.

Curator's Choice

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Curator's Choice: The Yorkshire archaeology Hoards going global with Google

Andrew Woods, the Curator of Numismatics for York Museums Trust, on the Roman artefacts making up a new online exhibition of astonishing burials found in the region.

First World War

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Revealed: The feminist story of the women who set up First World War hospital in Russia

Selina Lock, whose new story is included in a Graphic Anthology of the First World War, says her account of the Scottish Women's Hospital is an unrevealed tale from Russia.


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