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Triumph and disaster: Eight exhibits from the British Museum's show on Louis XIV as a Sun King

In the tercentenary year of Louis XIV's death, the British Museum reveals the medals made for a man intent on being known as a Sun King whose rays would warm and illuminate the world.

Art

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Liverpool's Look/15: A photo festival of connections and dialogues

Miranda Gavin runs the rule over Look/15, Liverpool's biennial photographic festival, which in 2015 is exploring themes of women, migration and memory.

Archaeology

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A new world heritage site? Ten pictures from the archaeology and history of Wales's slate industry

The Slate Industry of North Wales has been submitted to UNESCO on the UK’s tentative list of World Heritage Sites. Here are ten photos from a new book charting its history.

History & Heritage

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Summer of Archaeology: Excavations to begin at estate with Anglo-Saxon roots and 12th century chapel

The National Trust is preparing to begin its Summer of Archaeology project at Brockhampton Estate, the Herefordshire site built by a family recognised in a 12th century charter.

Science & Nature

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Cosmonauts - Birth of the Space Age: Ten images from the Russian Race for Space

The UK's largest ever exhibition of Russian spacecraft and artefacts is coming to the Science Museum in September. Here are ten images and stories to whet your appetite.

Painting & Drawing

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Drawing the Nude: Pallant House traces the journey of the nude since Manet's Olympia

Pallant House is looking at the way artists have captured the nude since Édouard Manet’s ‘Olympia’ challenged viewers with a new kind of nakedness in 1865.

Military History

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Competition: Win a copy of Marked for Death: The First World War in the Air

Enter our competition to win a copy of the new book by the Whitbread Prize-winning author James Hamilton-Paterson.

Dinosaurs & Fossils

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Scientists find new fossilised English species of parasitic tongue worm

An international team of scientists has discovered a new species of fossil in England – and identified it as a 425-million-year-old parasitic intruder.

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