East of England

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William 'Strata' Smith geological map - Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences at University of Cambridge

"Enormous, iconic and beautiful": 200-year-old 'Magna Carta' of geological maps goes on show in Cambridge

The ‘Magna Carta’ of geological maps has gone on display at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences - 200 years after it was first published.

"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.

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.

A photo of a skeletal head of a man with lots of teeth missing

Archaeologists find well-preserved 14th century human skeleton on site of medieval Augustinian friary

Archaeologists say they have discovered an "incredibly exciting" set of artefacts at a £70 million housing development, including pottery, coins, oyster shells and painted glass.

a painting of an attic room with a camp bed nautical paraphernalia, cacti and shipping trunks

Fry Art Gallery explores art, decor and houses of the Great Bardfield Artists

The Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden is capturing the spirit of the Great Bardfield artists' houses with an exhibition exploring the domestic interior of Edward Bawden and his circle.

A photo of a historic blue jug smashed into lots of little pieces

Museum staff offer special tour to mystery boy who accidentally smashed 221-year-old jug

Staff at Christchurch Museum, in Ipswich, want a four or five-year-old boy to see the restoration of the jug he was upset to have accidentally smashed last summer.

A photo of a large stone sculpted head

Object of the Week: A mystery terracotta head found on a tomb in an Ipswich churchyard

Ipswich Borough Council admits it is "puzzled" by a head found by a local shopkeeper, with the authority's Senior Conservation Officer speculating that it could date from a century ago.

A photo of a set of stones and an ancient pot at a wetland archaeological site

Archaeologists find Bronze Age food at prehistoric settlement "comparable to the Mary Rose"

An "extraordinary testimony" to the lives of prosperous people in Bronze Age Britain could lay under the soil of a 1,100-square metre site near Peterborough, say experts.

A photo of various dark red archaeological sherds

Iron Age pottery, Victorian tin toys and butchered bone: Six archaeological finds in eastern England this year

Take a look at six discoveries made by Access Cambridge Archaeology during excavations in Hampshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk so far in 2015.

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