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British Museum's Vikings Live to hit cinemas on April 24

Continuing the trend for alternative cinema content alongside major London exhibitions, Vikings Live is about to go on a major tour of British cinemas.

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Thousands of tools found near Biggar reveal first humans in Scotland as hunters 14,000 years ago

More than 5,000 flint tools, discovered by an archaeological group near Biggar, suggest Scotland's first humans arrived 1,000 years earlier than previously thought.

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Curator's Choice: A graveyard of huge forgotten sculptures at the Glasgow International

Resurrecting disused sculptures, co-curator Michelle Emery Barker says exhibition Reclaimed: The Secret Life of Sculpture is an ambitious one at Wasps Studios.

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Cremated bones of Bronze Age tumour sufferer found hanging from Scottish cliff

Archaeologists investigating a cist, accompanied by a knife and food vessel within an eroding cliff on the Isle of Arran, say its remains come from a prehistoric cremation ceremony.

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Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2014: Five exhibitions to see

There are 50 exhibitions and 90 events taking place in this year's festival in Glasgow. From forgotten sculptures to absurd animations, here are five highlights.

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Local diggers at Scottish abbey discover coins looted from soldiers at Battle of Bannockburn

More than 1,000 objects have been found in 17 acres of land around Cambuskenneth Abbey – one of the few places singled out in tales of the Battle of Bannockburn.

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Five centuries of paintings go on display at the Burrell Collection for the first time

Forty of the most important works from the Burrell Collection, including Rembrandt, Degas and Cezanne, will go on display in Glasgow for the first time in its 70-year history.

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An 18-carat exhibition: Scottish Gold shines in gleaming Hunterian Art Gallery show

From gold mining to the first coinage and the Darien Disaster, the Hunterian examines the role of gold in Scotland’s history and culture - and invites a spot of panning.

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Human bones found beneath Edinburgh house show city's anatomy past

Bones with drill points for wires, originally disturbed by possible grave-robbers and buried at a house in Edinburgh, are thought to reflect the city's bygone medical studies.

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Archaeologists say Ross-shire rock art poses "tantalising" questions in northern Scotland

Hidden decorations on a boulder, hammered and ground during the Neolithic or Bronze age period, represent "a window onto a hidden world", say archaeologists.

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900-year-old Medieval murder mystery dug up at the Scottish Seabird Centre

A murdered 20-year-old archer was stabbed with a "degree of calculation" in Medieval Scotland, say archaeologists investigating graves and tools from 1,000 years ago.

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Public to join Robert the Bruce and Edward II armies at Battle of Bannockburn Centre

Flanked by huge screens, a virtual battlefield will be part of the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre when it opens in Stirling next month.

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Bronze Age woman suffered from tooth decay, say archaeologists digging Scottish grave

A physically active woman from around 4,000 years ago suffered from poor oral hygiene, say archaeologists investigating a grave in Cullaird Wood.

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Angela Palmer opens portrait of The Artist's Brain at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Once an anatomist and journalist, Angela Palmer's installation in Edinburgh is an ethereal work based on 16 MRI scan slices of her brain.

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Glasgow could become circus centre as Creative Scotland backs £1 million plan

£1 million has been earmarked for the Briggait Creation Centre, a development in Glasgow's Merchant City where the "huge amount" of local talent is expected to flourish.

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