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A photo of a set of ancient brown bottles standing next to one another in shadows

Bearded men bottles could have been filled with urine and hair to ward off 17th century witches

Archaeologists in Hampshire say a set of four bottles, found during construction work on a BT building in 1981, could have contained antidotes to throw back evil spells.

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Man in lonely shallow grave buried by community who thought jaw deformities indicated evil, say archaeologists

Archaeologists at Rockbourne Roman Villa, in Hampshire, have revealed more about two skeletons discovered in separate rooms during the 1960s.

A photo of a dark brown cross medal inscribed with the words 12 and 13 April 1915

Curators find Victoria Cross won by British Major shot on horse during First World War Mesopotamian campaign

The highest possible honour for a Commonwealth serviceman and a string of medals won by Major Godfrey Massy Wheeler have been found by curators at Brighton Museum.

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Henry VIII portrait and bed of his parents revealed in new Tudor display at Hever Castle

A portrait of a young and vigorous Henry VIII and the bed of his parents, Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, are revealed at Anne Boleyn's childhood home, Hever Castle in Kent.

A photo of a male archaeologist in a high visibility jacket and helmet digging at clay

Army of archaeologists begin to investigate friary and housing in largest dig ever held in Oxford

Archaeologists have begun to excavate a tenement area which became the site of an early medical study of cholera after suffering a devastating outbreak of the disease.

an abstract panting with vertical lines in green, blue, orange and yellow

Bridget Riley’s Curve Paintings head to De La Warr Pavilion for summer exhibition

The De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, East Sussex is marking 80 years as one of the first and most significant Modernist public buildings in the UK with a summer Bridget Riley exhibition.

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Body of young woman who had Charles I shilling placed over eye found in shallow Oxford grave

Archaeologists helping to create a new quad for a college in Oxford say they are unsure why a young woman would have been buried in a gardening area during the 17th century.

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Winchester museums acquire comprehensive collection of local archaeological artefacts

A remarkable private collection of local archaeological finds has been acquired for Winchester's museums by Hampshire Cultural Trust.

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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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Archaeologists use underwater wheat to show how British Mesolithic farmers were linked to Europe

Hunter-gatherers off the south coast of Britain had extensive trade links with farmers in southern Europe 8,000 years ago, say archaeologists who believe a "new chapter" in British and European......

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Great Expectations: Adam Chodzko sends artworks to B&Q, a pumping station and the Guildhall in Kent

A tool chest given to his son by a cabinet-maker in 1796 is the key element of the Great Expectations project in Kent. But DIY shopping, a bus station, outer space and the Medway all play their part.

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