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A photo of a gold archaeological ring found at Hundleton and declared treasure at National Museum Wales

Mourning rings honouring post-medieval dead, emblazoned with skulls and crosses, declared archaeological treasure in Wales

Find out about an early post-medieval ring emblazoned with death's stylized skull, a silver ring from the 15th or early 16th century and a finger ring displaying a bezel of facets.

Art

A photo of a man in a suit smirking in a wall painting as part of the Banksy theme park Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare

Graffiti, trucks, refugees and David Shrigley: Pictures from Banksy's Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare

Photos from inside Dismaland, Britain's first bemusement park, as it opens for its first full week in rainy Weston-super-Mare.

Archaeology

A photo of an ancient carved grey stone showing the Ryhnie Man of Aberdeen

Archaeologists in search for 1,500 year-old axe-wielding Rhynie Man in Scotland

Aberdeenshire’s oldest man, an axe carrying figure preserved in a six-foot Pictish stone, is being pursued with a dig in the village where high-status figures lived during the 5th or 6th centuries.

History & Heritage

A photo of the folded ensign of HMS Warspite in a box

Fragile ensigns from Battle of Jutland unfurled at Portsmouth National Museum of Royal Navy

Ensigns from the First World War Battle of Jutland, some damaged in battle, have been unveiled together at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth for the first time since 1916.

Science & Nature

A black and white photo of men standing in a mine at the UK's largest salt mine in Winsford, Cheshire

The vault beneath the UK's largest salt mine where thousands of earth cores from prehistoric London are stored

35 million years of London's geology is preserved 150 metres underground in a Cheshire salt mine. Take a look inside.

Painting & Drawing

A photo of a large gallery space in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery showcasing works by Andy Warhol and William Morris

Love is Enough: William Morris and Andy Warhol meet in Birmingham thanks to Jeremy Deller

Pitting bright and colourful masterpieces by Warhol against huge, rare tapestries by Morris, the spectacular Love is Enough is in its final month at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Military History

A photo of a woman digging a deep trench at a First and Second World War trench at Dreghorn in Scotland

Archaeologists uncover shallow world war training trenches at wood in Scottish village

Archaeologists working on Ministry of Defence land used by soldiers preparing for the Battle of the Somme say the camouflaged trenches would have originally been used during the First World War.

Curator's Choice

A photo of a glowing Manga character at Tate Liverpool, from Pierre Huyghe’s One Million Kingdoms – part of the new collection display, DLA Piper Series: Constellations

Curator's Choice: Dystopian Manga in Pierre Huyghe's One Million Kingdoms at Tate Liverpool

Mike Pinnington, the gallery's Content Editor, on how being "a sucker" for Japanese Anime and Manga films led him to love a work in the new DLA Piper Series: Constellations exhibition.

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