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Bottle used to ward off evil spells during 18th century witch hunts found by archaeologists

Archaeologists working on the new National Civil War Centre in Nottinghamshire say a green bottle is a symbol of widespread superstition more than 300 years ago.

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Richard III cortege journey route revealed as Leicester Cathedral prepares to bury body

The remains of Richard III will visit churches and landmarks from the King's final days on a journey next March, moving from the University of Leicester to the city's cathedral.

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Archaeologists make “once-in-a-career” discovery of bronze remains of Iron Age Celtic chariot at hillfort

Archaeologists have uncovered a matching set of decorated bronze parts from a 2nd or 3rd century BC Celtic chariot at Burrough Hill Iron Age hillfort in Leicestershire.

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Hand-holding skeleton couple and poleaxed man found at medieval chapel site in Leicestershire

A couple placed side-by-side are among 11 skeletons found at St Morrell, a chapel near Hallaton which archaeologists say could have been a special place of burial.

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Archaeologists find beer and pizza ovens from Northampton brewery 800 years ago

A section of a medieval malting oven used to make beer in medieval Northampton has been handed to a modern brewery as experts continue a major excavation in the town centre.

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"Lost house" destroyed by 17th century Civil War Royalists found on Nottinghamshire pipeline

Archaeologists will rebury and preserve two stone walls in a dramatic first discovery at Kelham, in Nottinghamshire, during water pipeline work.

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Newark braces itself for "blockbuster" English Civil War live action app

A new app will tell the dramatic story of the English Civil War in Newark as part of Newark's new £5.4m National Civil War Centre, which is due to open early next year.

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"A huge wake-up call": The lessons of the sale of Northampton's Sekhemka statue

Archaeologist Andy Brockman on the controversial decision to sell a limestone Egyptian statue, made by Northampton Borough Council in an auction which raised £16 million.

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Trent to Trenches exhibition tells people's story of the First World War in Nottinghamshire

Trent to Trenches, the county-wide programme for the centenary of the First World War in Nottinghamshire, opens its major exhibition at Nottingham Castle.

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Richard III sculpture architects on creating a steel artwork next to Leicester Cathedral

London-based Dallas Pierce Quintero on the silhouette-reflecting steel plates commissioned in honour of the life of Richard III.

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Experts see Richard III's battle injuries as infirmary remains help create new skeleton

Experts from Loughborough University say Richard III's "significant injuries" from the Battle of Bosworth were "quite clear to see" during a project based on the king's remains.

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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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