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Mark Thomas and Jo Brand to Josie Long and Eddie Izzard: Six of the best from the British Comedy Archive

Archivist Elspeth Millar picks six of the most interesting treasures in the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive, established at the University of Kent in 2013.

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Object of the Week: "Slug on a thorn", the 120-year-old mollusc used to cure warts

Our object of the week comes from The Pitt River Museum, Oxford and is a 120-year-old slug used to cure warts

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Curator's Choice: Dr Alexandra Loske on George IV and his cherished giraffe at Brighton’s Royal Pavilion

The Exotic Creatures exhibition At Brighton's Royal Pavilion gives an intriguing insight into early menageries and zoos. See George IV’s ‘liger’ painting for the first time and uncover the story of his precious giraffe.

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A 19th century pub argument, late-night drinking and a shooting: The tale of one of the last duels in Britain

In a tale of intoxicated accusations of debt and manslaughter, Hannah Griffiths reflects on the foliage-covered Isle of Wight gravestone of a man shot in a 19th century duel.

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Object of the Week: Fertility figures from an ancient civilization in Bronze Age Pakistan and India

Made by the Indus Valley Civilization between 3,000 and 2000 BC, these 10 "fertility figurines" display male, female and hermaphrodite features in a set of remarkable, complex and imaginative......

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The big guns: Arsenal of B98 German destroyer from World War One Battle of Jutland heads to Portsmouth

The large deck gun from the German B98 destroyer, used at the Battle of Jutland, is heading to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard alongside a gun from HMS Opal, which also took part in the battle.

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The Beautiful South: The best exhibitions to see in the South East of England in 2016

What are the best exhibitions to see in the South East in 2016? Let Culture24's constantly updated guide steer you across the region to discover Warhol in Oxford or Christopher Wood in Chichester.

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Decapitated body with head between legs found among unusual Roman burials at new armed forces site

A decapitated body with its head placed between its legs and two skeletons buried in rare fully extended positions have been found during an excavation at a £250 million armed forces training......

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"Substantial body fur" kept Palaeolithic humans warm while they danced around campfires in Kent

Prehistoric people had fur to keep them warm and engaged in raucous fireside rituals near the modern site of Ebbsfleet International railway station, says an archaeologist investigating Baker's Hole.

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Terrified family gift ghostly book to Brighton's most haunted house

A terrified family from Kent has given a 100-year-old Brighton shop ledger to the city's most haunted house, Preston Manor, after being plagued by ghostly visitations and a spectre who told them to......

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An abandoned Roman villa: The Otford site which was systematically demolished in the 4th century

Archaeologists say a Roman villa in the Kent village of Otford, abandoned in mysterious circumstances during the 4th century, is at least twice the size of the nearby Lullingstone villa.

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