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"Dinner in the Iguanodon Model" at Crystal Palace printed in the Illustrated London News on January 7 1854, p.22

Museum revives 160-year-old dinosaur tune to showcase Iggy the iguanodon

A 160-year-old carousing song has been re-enacted into a wonderfully quirky bluegrass tune in honour of an iguanodon displayed at Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.

Art

Shi zhu zhai shu hua pu - ‘A Manual of Calligraphy and Painting from the Ten Bamboo Studio’ from Cambridge Digital Library

Let's get digital: Cambridge releases divine oracle bones, prints worth millions and "beheading" banknote online

A collection of Chinese treasures, including oracle bones’ used for divination, have been made freely available online by the Cambridge Digital Library.

Archaeology

Healed fracture of the left cheekbone

Five gladiator skulls from Londinium 2,000 years ago are about to go on public show

The Museum of London will be displaying five skulls of men who suffered violent deaths - including being beheaded - 2,000 years ago in ancient Londinium.

History & Heritage

A photo of an archaeologist in a light blue hard hat scaling a mountain

Archaeologists brave sheer drops to scale sea stack and find earliest Pictish fort off coast of Scotland

Dr Gordon Noble, of the University of Aberdeen, on the mission to an inhospitable sea stack which found a fort from the 3rd or 4th century.

Science & Nature

Quagga skeleton

Mystery of the missing bone: museum finds lost hind leg of South African zebra which is world's rarest skeleton

The mysterious disappearance of a bone from the world's rarest skeleton, the quagga, has been solved thanks at the Grant Museum of Zoology at University College London.

Painting & Drawing

A photo of two people sitting in a Wheel House by the sea as part of Ramsbottom Festival 2015

Ten festivals to be surprised by art at this summer

From Camp Bestival to Cumbria's Lakes International Comic Art Festival, here are ten festivals to find great art at between now and October.

Military History

A knight

Falcons, polecats and swords: Arundel Castle International Joust Week in pictures

The story of the first day at Arundel Castle's International Joust Week 2015.

Curator's Choice

A photo of a stuffed wolf, a deer's head mounted on a wall and a dress on a mannequin

Curator's Choice: A strapless dress, a shark off the Cumbria coast and a beer barrel

Jill Goodfellow, of Tullie House in Carlisle, picks eight exhibits from their What's in Store exhibition - including a Roman shield boss, a strange-looking bottle, herbarium sheets and a fishing net.

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