North East

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Chris Rose sketches a jellyfish while underwater

"It'd be amazing to see a porpoise": Artist in spectacular North Sea plunge with seals and dolphins after winning award

Wildlife artist Chris Rose, the winner of the Undersea Art Award 2015, will spend the summer diving a stretch of the North Sea from Coquet to St Mary's.

A close-up photo of a labelled bag of plantation

Object of the Week: The gorse which grows thick near a Roman turret on Hadrian's Wall

Artist and curator Dawn Felicia Knox tells us the story behind managing the gorse which grows thick near Black Carts Turret.

a photo of an artist leaning on plastic boxes at Hadrian's Wall.

Hadrian's Wall frozen in time: New archive catalogues how English Heritage keeps historical site stuck in the past

An exhibition at two Roman forts on Hardian's Wall examines the huge effort that goes into keeping the national landmark looking like it always used to.

A photo of a dark red tile with a human footprint within it against a black background

Archaeologists find human footprint left by naughty teenager 2,000 years ago at Roman fort

A tile with a "clear imprint" of a foot is the first time a human print has been discovered at the 2,000-year-old Roman fort of Vindoland.

A photo of a hand holding an outstreched coin

Archaeologists find King's hammered coin at site of Anglo-Scottish conflict which was last medieval battle on British soil

Archaeologists have found a thirteenth century Edward I coin on the site of the 16th century Battle of Flodden in Northumberland. Medieval pottery and animal bones have also been found.

a photo of a large concrete disk set in concrete walls

First World War 'acoustic mirror' built to warn of Zeppelin attacks restored in Sunderland

A First World War structure built as an early warning device against Zeppelin attacks has re-opened to the public in Sunderland following a £68,000 restoration by Historic England.

A picture of a man and some sandbags

Volunteers launch largest archaeological repair project to save Harehaugh Hillfort in Northumberland

An Iron Age hillfort in Northumberland National Park is undergoing major repairs to shore up its crumbling ramparts.

A photo of a large Roman stone carving showing a hunt taking place

Archaeologists find shoe, finger ring and whorl in "extremely dirty" conditions at Roman fort

Site Director Andrew Birley says the dig team at Vindolanda have worked in grim conditions to discover a rewarding range of Roman artefacts during their first eight weeks of excavations this year.

A photo of some stones squaring off an archaeological section outdoors

Archaeologists put Roman gateway on wishlist after finding ancient water tank at Vindolanda fort

The new season of excavations at Vindolanda, the Roman auxiliary fort south of Hadrian's Wall, have seen archaeologists battle snow and rain to find bones, hairpins and more.

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