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Archaeologists say coins found in Derbyshire cave could be buried savings of Roman tribe

Experts from the National Trust and the British Museum say a set of 26 coins, left in Reynard’s Kitchen Cave by the 1st century Corieltavi tribe, suggest "a serious amount of wealth".

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A once-in-a-lifetime discovery: Archaeologist Rachael Hall on Roman and Iron Age cave coins in the Peak District

The National Trust archaeologist tells us about the quest to excavate a hoard of special coins, found in a church-like cave in Derbyshire and resembling tiny pieces of art.

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Roman gold, sceptre heads and Saxon sites: Archaeologist reveals Lincolnshire's best finds

Ahead of this year's Festival of Archaeology, Finds Liaison Officer Adam Daubney reveals a statue of mercury, Roman earrings, Lower Palaeolithic hand axes and much more.

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Controversial sale of museum's 4,500-year-old Egyptian statue set to raise millions at auction

Despite a last-ditch attempt to overturn the Conservative authority's proposal, Northampton Museum and Art Gallery's Sekhemka sale seems certain to go ahead.

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Boot-wearing high-status Saxon with rickets among 10 skeletons found in Lincoln

Three children, four men and three women are being examined by archaeologists as part of the £22 million Lincoln Castle Revealed project.

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Leicester Cathedral reveals "distinctive" Richard III tomb "imbued with spirituality"

Carved from quarried north Yorkshire stone, a tomb cut with a deep cross will seal a coffin designed by a relative of the king.

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Tickets for interactive Richard III Visitor Centre go on sale

Huge demand is anticipated for the King Richard lll Visitor Centre: Dynasty, Death and Discovery, which will open in Leicester in July.

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Looted stone of Roman mint reveals stories of prehistoric and medieval civilisations

The final stages of a major excavation at Blackfriars, a former industrial centre in Leicester, have sprung a few surprises, say archaeologists.

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Archaeology laser project in Newark aims to uncover more about the "Stalingrad of the English Civil War"

The remains of the bloody siege of Newark during the English Civil War are about to be explored in depth by an innovative laser archaeology project.

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In Pictures: The archaeology and science which identified King Richard III in Leicester

Take a look at Richard III's skull and the archaeology and science which identified his remains ahead of the King's body being laid to rest in Leicester.

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Richard III to be buried in Leicester, High Court rules

The University of Leicester has been granted permission to reinter Richard III's body at the city's cathedral after a challenge from counter-claimants in York was dismissed.

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From Jay-Z to a pop-up garden studio: St Ann's Allotments welcome Rankin to Nottingham

He has photographed everyone from David Bowie to Miley Cyrus. Now Rankin is heading to a Grade II-listed set of ancient allotments in Nottingham for Museums at Night.

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Bestselling writer Jonathan Stroud to help ward off evil spirits for Museums at Night

The author of psychic adventure Lockwood & Co will detail the different distinctions of ghost in a haunting visit to West Bridgford Library in Nottinghamshire.

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Surveyors search for Civil War scorch marks and musket ball holes at Tudor school building

Conservators creating the new £5.4 million Civil War Centre at Nottingham say they have reached a "crucial" stage in their overhaul of a 17th century school.

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From Israel and Palestine to Derby and Newcastle: New exhibitions on football's soul

A celebration of the black and white world of Newcastle United is at the Discovery Museum, while Quad has The Pride and The Passion. Here are a few pictures from both.

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