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Five gladiator skulls from Londinium 2,000 years ago are about to go on public show

The Museum of London will be displaying five skulls of men who suffered violent deaths - including being beheaded - 2,000 years ago in ancient Londinium.

Body artist Carolyn Roper paints models at St Pancras Station for International Tiger Day

World Body Painting Champion and models make live art at St Pancras for International Tiger Day

St Pancras International station and Save Wild Tigers joined forces today to host a live art exhibit by double World Body Art Champion Carolyn Roper.

Quagga skeleton

Mystery of the missing bone: museum finds lost hind leg of South African zebra which is world's rarest skeleton

The mysterious disappearance of a bone from the world's rarest skeleton, the quagga, has been solved thanks at the Grant Museum of Zoology at University College London.

A photograph of a moon

Natural History Museum curators eye New Horizon Pluto images for solar system exhibition

Hopes are high that New Horizon's images of Pluto will be downloaded in time to feature in a major Natural History Museum exhibition, opening in January celebrating our solar system.

A photo of a head sculpted out of various colours of stone against a black background

Artist's Statement: Sculptor Emily Young on moving to Italy, bling in London and the feminine approach

Renowned for her monumental stone head works carved out of raw stone, the acclaimed sculptor tells Culture24 about moving to wild Italy to pursue her "timeless" art.

A photo of a dark Georgian artefact within a light brown archaeological trench

Children's shoes, figurines and drainage systems among hundreds of finds near Tower of London

See some of the discoveries made by archaeologists at 100 Minories, a site on the fringe of the City of London and the East End.

a botanical illustration of the chilli plant

A World Full of Spice: Kew Gardens' ten most important spices

As Kew Gardens' Summer Chilli Festival gets into full swing, we have worked with them to select the ten most important spices that changed the course of world - or at least culinary - history.

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"Is textspeak killing English?" asks William Morris-inspired artist

The spirit of designer William Morris is evoked by a new exhibition at the William Morris Gallery exploring whether modern textspeak is damaging the English language.

a photo of a large sculpture depicting a blond girl hold a charity box in one hand and teddy bear in the other. Her leg is in a splint and she looks upset.

Damien Hirst to challenge perceptions around disability with giant Charity sculpture opposite London's Gherkin

A seven-metre tall Damien Hirst work will be installed in London's Square Mile this weekend as part of the 2015 edition of the annual Sculpture in the City exhibition.

a black and white photo of a merchant boat.

Commemorative paving stone to be unveiled for first civilian to receive a VC during WWI

A memorial Victoria Cross paving stone will be laid this weekend in Islington to remember Master Frederick Parslow who died as captain of the SS Anglo Californian, which was attacked by a German......

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Artist recalls "great rapport" with Oscar Pistorius as portrait abandoned after arrest goes on display

Artist Natalie Holland, who was creating her third portrait of Oscar Pistorius when news of his arrest broke, says running made the Olympian "feel alive".

A photo of various ornate gold and metal pieces inside a large museum display case

The British Museum's Rothschild Renaissance: A grand collection from across the centuries

The British Museum's new gallery for the Waddesdon Bequest is a fitting addition to the suite of exhibits telling the story of how the British Museum came to be, says Rachel Teskey.

a circular blue tinged painting of mountains at night

From New York to Jingdezhen: The evolution of Chinese ceramics across the globe

Chinese ceramics have a constantly evolving position within the wider contemporary arts scene and have moved away from their original craft status, says Jared Fitzgerald ahead of Masterpiece London......

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£4.89million grant helps the Royal Air Force Museum's centenary plans take off

A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund will help Royal Air Force Museum celebrate its first hundred years in 2018.

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Five Florists, Five Designs: Celebrating British Flowers Week with the Garden Museum

With British Flowers Week in full swing at Covent Garden Flower Market the Garden Museum is highlighting the work of five of Britain's top floral artists. Meet them and their flowers here.

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