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The top ten historical forensic facial reconstructions

From Richard III's makeover as a blue-eyed blonde to Robert Burns, we present ten of the most interesting facial reconstructions from historical experts and museums.

Art

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The Best Art Exhibitions to see in London in 2017

Our guide to the best exhibitions in London in 2017 regularly updated to keep you abreast of everything happening in the capital's museums and galleries throughout the coming year.

Archaeology

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Facial reconstructions show how murdered 6th century men and women might have looked

Archaeologists have used a mass burial found beneath an Edinburgh car park to create facial reconstructions of four people from 1,500 years ago.

History & Heritage

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Object of the Week: Mary, Queen of Scots' final letter - "I am to be executed like a criminal"

On February 8 1587, at 2am on the morning of her execution, Mary, Queen of Scotland, wrote to her former brother-in-law, the French King Henry III.

Places to Go

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The taste of ink: Where to try printmaking in the UK

Culture24's pick of the best places in the UK to try out the art of printmaking.

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