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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Katie Marsden on medieval finds and a World War I medal

More than 12,000 records have been created since the Portable Antiquities Scheme began in Essex in 2003. The county’s Finds Liaison Officer tells Culture24 about two.

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Festival of Archaeology: Julian Watters on pickaxes, brooches, dogs and Roman cups

The Finds Liaison Officer for Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire picks four of his favourite discoveries, including a 1st century vessel and a figurine in the form of a seated dog.

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Hacked Roman legs and jawbones come from brutal Boudiccan battles, say archaeologists

Phil Crummy, of the Colchester Archaeological Trust, gives Culture24 the latest on a set of sliced-off 2,000-year-old bones found at a department store excavation.

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Artists to create works live from Constable's Romantic landscapes in Field Broadcast

Screened to the public through a downloadable app, eight artists are about to begin seven days of live digital broadcasts from the landscapes which once inspired Constable.

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Archaeologists ring date ritual Bronze Age stone circle to same year as Seahenge

An eroded second stone circle, found on Holme Beach, where the original Seahenge was excavated 15 years ago, has been tree ring dated to 2049 BC - the same year as its sister site.

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Museums Norfolk to unite community and venues with new Museums at Night funding

Organisers say a two-year expansion of Museums at Night in North Norfolk will inspire residents at 21 venues across the region.

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Buddha exhibition shows incredible journeys at Cambridge Museum of Archaeology

A new exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge, Buddha's Word, unites expertise in history, art, history, anthropology and linguistics.

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IWM Duxford tells the moving story of the Padre who landed on D-Day

He landed in Normandy on June 6 1944. By June 9 he had buried the bodies of many of his comrades including that of the poet Keith Douglas. Discover the moving story of Captain Leslie Skinner at IWM......

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La Grande Guerre: French prints of the First World War at the Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam is showing a series of 36 colour lithographs and woodcuts from the French print series La Grande Guerre.

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Archaeological "Aladdin's cave" opens to public at English Heritage's Wrest Park

Pictures, facts and figures as English Heritage puts a third of its total stored collection on public display in a £1.9 million warehouse following a two-and-a-half year project.

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Curator's Choice: The unseen literature of the cataclysmic Liberation of Paris in 1945

Charles Chadwyck-Healey's collection of the extraordinary publishing spree following the liberation of World War II is about to go on display in Cambridge.

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Artist's Statement: D-Day veterans photographed on their return to Normandy

A nurse returning to a Normandy castle and a veteran seeing the field he parachuted into 69 years ago have provided the pinpointed portraits of photographer Robin Savage's project.

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Normandy veterans are Last of the Liberators in Imperial War Museum portrait show

Photographer Robin Savage's portraits of heroes includes Vera Hay - a nurse who treated up to 200 casualties a day during the weeks following D-Day.

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Curator's Choice: Rotten eggs and hard labour at the last town gasworks in England

Ovens, tar and the smell of rotten eggs are all part of the ancient ovens at the Museum of Gas in Norfolk, which will enjoy a special opening for Museums at Night.

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Only surviving town gasworks in England and Wales to open for Museums at Night

The Gas Museum in the Norfolk town of Fakenham will light a lamp for the public this May. Chairman Mike Bridges tells us about pubs, cookers and the holes in every field.

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