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A photo of a world war one mark four tank at thiepval near the somme site in belgium

Object of the Week: The First World War Mark IV tank used in Steven Spielberg's War Horse

The Tank Museum's Mark IV replica - a cameo star of Steven Spielberg's War Horse, made in 2010 - has travelled to France for the Somme commemorations.

A photo of an archaeological Roman fragment found at a dig in Ipplepen in Devon

Incomparable Romano-British settlement in Devon shows early Britons enjoyed Mediterranean diet

Some of the first south-west evidence of the Romans outside of Exeter has been discovered by archaeologists in a Rural Devon village. They seem to have liked a Mediterranean menu.

A photo of a Saxon skull found in Wessex

Story of one of the largest Saxon cemeteries ever found in Wessex revealed 42 years after its discovery

First discovered after a local woman spotted human bones in 1974, one of the largest Saxon cemeteries ever found in Wessex contains cremations, inhumations and warrior burials, say archaeologists.

A photo of part of a Roman bronze sculpture found by Cotswold Archaeology in Gloucester

Archaeologists might have found a winged statuette of the Roman god Victoria in Gloucester

An expert from the University of Oxford says a bronze Roman wing found at a housing development in Gloucester is likely to have been owned by a retired Roman solider.

A photo of an Anglo-Saxon warrior skeleton found at a Ministry of Defence site in Tidworth

More Anglo-Saxons - including a warrior and a high-status woman - have been found by archaeologists in Wiltshire

Archaeologists have excavated a 1,300-year-old cemetery of 55 burials at a Ministry of Defence site - near the development where another cemetery was investigated in April.

A photo of archaeologists working on a brown Roman site at the Exeter and Devon Crematorium

A huge complex from the Roman army's invasion and a pit containing a pig's head have been found at a Devon crematorium

Two Roman military buildings, divided into a series of rectangular rooms during the Roman army’s conquest of the south-west in the second half of the 1st century, are being excavated in Exeter.

A photo of archaeologists working on a countryside stone seat at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park in Cornwall

A cobbled floor from 200 years ago has been uncovered beneath an ancient seat in Cornwall

Archaeologists have found the floor and central wall of a seat where a rare deer house collapsed in ancient Cornwall.

A photo of a large country house in Wiltshire where Roman archaeology was found

Archaeologists have found a Roman child's stone coffin and a mosaic at a former villa site in Wiltshire

Rug designer Luke Irwin and Historic England Archaeologist Dr David Roberts on the incredible discovery of what could be one of the country's largest Roman villas near a house in Wiltshire.

A photo of archaeologists carrying out an excavation of roman baths in the archway centre

Archaeologists excavate two hidden Roman baths beneath the streets of Bath

In a dark underpass below Bath, archaeologists have been excavating two hidden Roman baths for the first time since the 1960s in a development which will form part of a new learning centre.

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