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"Iconic" Racton Man was tall and revered West Country warrior, say archaeologists

James Kenny, who excavated the near-complete Bronze Age skeleton which has just gone on public display in Chichester, tells us the theories behind the "pretty impressive" man.

Archaeologists invite public to ponder mysteries as high-status prehistoric Racton Man goes on display

First discovered in a field in 1989, a near-complete Bronze Age skeleton with an arm wound which may have killed him stayed in storage for 23 years. Now he's gone on show in Sussex.

Brighton counter-Christmas Burning the Clocks seeks crowdfunding support for fiery spectacular

In its 21st year, the lantern-led parade of art and performance is appealing to the public for donations - with bespoke artworks and bonfire-lighting opportunities among the rewards.

A black and white photo of a man in a naval uniform hugging a reindeer in the 1940s

Russian reindeer given to British submarine crew during World War II becomes BBC One star

A reindeer which was loaded through the torpedo hatch of a Trident submarine with a barrel of moss in a gift from Russian allies is about to have its story told on The One Show.

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Fans get to play "wondrous" Inside-Out Piano at Brighton Dome's Earsthetic

The public will be invited to play Sarah Nicolls' Inside-Out Piano - a huge upright grand which has its insides displayed and hangs in the air - as part of this year's mini-season, which includes......

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Skeleton from Saxon skeleton and Roman burial urn to be examined by archaeologists

Archaeologists who found a well-preserved Saxon skeleton and a Roman burial urn at a housing development in Kent say they hope laboratory tests will prove "significant".

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Archaeologists in Palaeolithic Kent face race against time to reveal Neanderthal climate

English Heritage, Natural England and archaeologists from the University of Southampton hope to discover the climate Neanderthals lived in during a project in Ebbsfleet.

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Archaeologists "strike gold" with stinky pickling pond used in HMS Victory build

Digging a metre beneath a slab at Chatham Historic Dockyard, archaeologists have found excellently-preserved timbers used to create mighty ships centuries ago.

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West Dean Gardens launches appeal to restore its working Victorian glasshouses

Backed by Monty Don, West Dean Gardens has launched an appeal to restore two of the Victorian glasshouses in its walled kitchen garden.

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Roll of Honour and First World War exhibition remember the Sussex fallen at Hove Library

A new exhibition, Hove at War, includes the names of more than 600 men and women from Sussex who lost their lives during the First World War.

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"Amazing" Bronze Age burial in Buckinghamshire contained skeletons of two children, say archaeologists

Archaeologists examining 250 bones and fragments say they could come from a Bronze Age burial on an island cut off by the River Thames.

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Fears of demonic spirits following 1605 Gunpowder Plot revealed by witchmarks in Kent

Marks placed on the beams of a room prepared for King James I nod to the state propaganda which pinned the blame for the Gunpowder Plot on Catholics, say experts.

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Curator's Choice: Federica Chiocchetti on nudity, Fiats, Martin Parr's scrapbooks and 1970s Italy

The co-curator on Amore e Piombo: The Photography of Extremes in 1970s Italy, which is part of the current Brighton Photo Biennial at the city's Museum and Art Gallery.

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Jake and Dinos Chapman: In the Realm of the Unmentionable at the Jerwood Gallery

The Chapman Brothers' return to Hastings bears little material relating directly to the town where they were born. Their interest, they say, is in the "dark underbelly" of life.

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Last British survivor of Gallipoli Campaign to be country's first boardable World War I ship

The National Museum of the Royal Navy says a “stunning immersive battle experience” will await visitors to the HMS M33 when it opens to the public in 2015.

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