East of England

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A photo of an advert for a women's suffrage at Manchester's albert hall in 1908

Beasts, a salient pig, Wilfred Owen's poetry and Magna Carta: 12 of the Bodleian Library's best

From a suffrage march more than a century ago to 18th century poppy illustrations, see a dozen of the most magnificent items at Oxford's Bodleian Library.

A photo of a series of tapes from the BBC sound archive created by David Toop at Wysing Arts Centre

"I try to frighten myself": Master musician and curator David Toop on his extraordinary cassette tape archives

The former Flying Lizard and Brian Eno collaborator tells us about his new exhibition at Wysing Arts Centre, delving into the BBC Sound Archive and interviews with several legendary musicians.

A photo of an artwork showing the window of Ely Cathedral

"It was an awesome moment": Artists climb 7th century cathedral to create series of artworks

A group of artists have spent more than a year gaining unprecedented access to Ely Cathedral, built in the 7th century and once a Benedictine abbey. One of them, Caroline Forward, describes some of the stories they found.

A photo of an Egyptian coffin held at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge

Egyptologists use hospital CT scans to find 3,000-year-old fingerprints on prehistoric coffins

A set of incredibly beautiful coffins owned by a priest in Ancient Egypt have gone on display in a new exhibition in Cambridge called Death on the Nile, alongside loans from the British Museum and......

A photo of a muddy ancient wheel found by archaeologists at Must Farm in Cambridgeshire

Metre-wide wheel found at Must Farm shows Bronze Age transport and technological ingenuity, say archaeologists

A "remarkable but fragile" wheel measuring a metre in diameter is the oldest of its kind to be found intact, say archaeologists working at "Peterborough's Pompeii".

A photo of a child skeleton

Hide and Seek: Skeletons of Anglo-Saxon and Roman children go on display in Cambridgeshire

Curators say stories of children across history are "rare but not impossible to find" as skeletons and grave goods go on show at Cambridge University's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

A photo of an ancient drawing of a figure on a piece of brown and yellow parchment

Shakespeare, Darwin, human dissection and oracle bones: Ten of Cambridge University's greatest treasures

Dissections, bones and a manikin as Cambridge University Library celebrates 600 years as one of the world's greatest literary institutions.

A photo of a man digging into an archaeological pit

"Best-preserved Bronze Age dwellings ever found in Britain" discovered in Cambridgeshire

A 3,000-year-old roundhouse offers an unprecedented insight into life during Bronze Age Britain, say archaeologists working in the East Anglian Fens.

A photo of a gold Viking archaeological ring

Viking man lost weighty gold ring in Essex 1,000 years ago, say archaeologists

Curator Carolyn Wingfield tells the story of the Viking ring which is about to go on show at Saffron Walden Museum after being declared treasure following analysis at the British Museum.

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