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WallQuest volunteer archaeology project makes two important finds on Hadrian's Wall

The WallQuest community archaeology excavations on Hadrian's Wall have uncovered a bath and a collapsed wall; two discoveries that are helping to unlock the secrets of the building and the history of the Wall.

Art

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Picture Gallery: 79 Works in Pencil - The Derwent Art Prize 2014

See a selection of drawings from the Derwent Art Prize, showing at the Mall Galleries in London in September, and vote for your favourite in the People's Choice Award.

Archaeology

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The Swash Channel Wreck gives up its secrets at Poole Museum

Artefacts from the Swash Channel Wreck, the ornately carved Dutch merchantman hailed as the most important UK shipwreck discovery since the Mary Rose, are on display at Poole Museum.

History & Heritage

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National Archives piece together the records of 140,000 First World War officers

Nearly 140,000 surviving paper records of Officers who served in the First World War, including Rudyard Kipling's son Jack and future Prime Minister Clement Atlee, have been made available at the National Archives.

Science & Nature

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Florence Nightingale's letters published online in transatlantic web project

The handwritten letters of Florence Nightingale have been digitised in a new project between British collections and the Boston University Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.

Curator's Choice

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Curator's Choice: Dr Merle Patchett on taxidermy and the 19th century bird plume boom

The University of Bristol's Dr Merle Patchett tells Culture24 about the technology that is bringing plumage trade history to life in a taxidermy installation.

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