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A photo of a large stone church ruin on the highland of a Scottish coastal site

Archaeologists discover burials during conservation work on churches on the Hebrides

Archaeological work carried out before a major conservation project on two Hebridian churches has unearthed graves and other finds.

Art

An oil painting which shows four kicking feet in a cross formation

Georg Baselitz gets kicks courting controversy in White Cube at Glyndebourne

Blue chip gallery franchises opens Sussex outpost with a painting show to feature a new series of paintings by German neo-expressionist. Mark Sheerin takes a look.

Archaeology

A black and white photo of a group of quarrymen sitting in lines

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

A photo of two gold-coloured sculptures of men from several centuries ago

Vicious, debased and blasphemous: Oxford academic uncovers scandalous side of Greek epic

An Oxford academic has uncovered a new, bloodier and far more scandalous side to the Theban chapter of what is known, along with the Trojan War and others, as the Epic Cycle.

Science & Nature

a painting of an cosmonaut doing a space walk

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

a drawing of a female nude sitting with legs crossed on a folding chair

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

A photo of a man in a suit standing in front of an ancient military plane

World War Two hero sees Blenheim bomber take to the skies again ahead of VE Day airshow

Retired Squadron Leader Ian Blair, who flew one of the light bombers to safety after his pilot was killed during the war, saw a Blenheim return to the air following a 12-year restoration mission.

Dinosaurs & Fossils

a computer generated image of a shell fish

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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