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The mummies return: Old mummies and Book of the Dead rise again in Liverpool

Damaged during the May Blitz of 1941, a dozen mummies and a Book of the Dead will be among 4,000 "incredible" objects from Ancient Egypt in a new £300,000 display at the World Museum.

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Public asked to sponsor 900-year-old floor as archaeologists begin "giant jigsaw" at excavated monastic priory

The first Victorian tiles have been lifted from the floor in a project to conserve the 900-year-old undercroft at Norton Priory, the museum and medieval complex in Cheshire.

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Ten of the best scientific images of the year from the Wellcome Image Awards

Showcasing the best scientific pictures, the Wellcome Image Awards are about to tour the UK starting at MOSI in Manchester. Here are ten of the best.

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Axis Artist of the Month: Joe Fletcher Orr on finding artistic inspiration in a relaxation pool

The curator of the Cactus space, within Liverpool's Royal Standard, talks spray tanning on gallery walls and using luxury spas for flashes of inspiration.

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Prison where Manchester Martyrs were hanged rediscovered by archaeologists in Salford

Outlines of the first prison in England to be constructed in accordance with reformist principles have been found by archaeologists helping to create an office development.

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"Blockbuster" exhibition to tell tales of Roman cavalry archaeology found along Hadrian's Wall

A "blockbuster" exhibition will spend £690,000 in funding on a display across the Roman frontier, based around the story of the elite cavalry regiments who once roamed the land.

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Laughing Holes and Slaptalk: Ten things to see at this year's Sick! Festival

From the changing face of porn to a homage to artist Frida Kahlo, this year's festival is about to begin in Brighton and Manchester. Here are a few of the oddities to enjoy.

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Manchester Museum to reveal more secrets of the Easter Island statues

New research into the great stone maoi of the Pacific Island of Rapa Nui is about to be revealed when Manchester Museum opens a new exhibition about the Easter Island statues.

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The new-look Whitworth Art Gallery: Director Maria Balshaw on the £15 million development

The Director of one of Manchester's best-loved galleries - reopened last week following a £15 million redevelopment - talks new spaces, artists and expletives.

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