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A photo of an archaeologist standing within the stone walls of St Piran's in Cornwall

Dark Age skeletons found at Cornish chapel were early Christian children and women who could have been from same family

James Gossip, of the Cornwall Archaeology Unit, on the results of radiocarbon dating on skeletons found at St Piran's Oratory last year.

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Ancient gold shows prehistoric trading route existed between Cornwall and Ireland, say experts

Ancient artefacts made of imported gold, investigated in the Museum of Ireland collections, suggest that there was no universal value of gold for thousands of years.

A photo of a sculpture showing the face of a surgeon looking inside a human mouth

Invisible You: Eden Project looks down the lens to create show on The Human Microbiome

A rotting agar-face, live belly-button portraiture and a musical score made from the sequencing of microbial DNA all feature in a partnership between Eden and the Wellcome.

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Beautiful storytelling - Viking Voyagers launches in most important show ever held at National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Take a look at some of the star objects from the new exhibition in Cornwall, including loans from the British Museum and Denmark and a theatrical recreation of a beach market.

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Book that helped Henry VIII annul his marriage and challenge the Pope discovered in Cornwall

A book that helped Henry VIII to build his case against the Pope and annul his marriage to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, has been discovered at the National Trust’s Lanhydrock in Cornwall.

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Lost Gardens of Heligan celebrate 25 years by remembering the gardeners who went to war in 1914

The Lost Gardens of Heligan is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its opening to the public by remembering the gardeners who left a south Cornish paradise to go to war in 1914.

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More than a pile of stones: The archaeological quest at a burial chamber in Neolithic Cornwall

Jacky Nowakowski, of the Cornwall Archaeological Unit, tells Culture24 about the incredible restoration of Carwynnen Quoit, a megalith also known as The Giant's Frying Pan.

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Could a Cornish meadow be the site of a mass grave from a shipwreck 300 years ago?

Experts investigating the wreck of the Royal Anne, wrecked on Cornish shores after returning from Barbados nearly 300 years ago, believe 200 bodies could be buried in a meadow.

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Roman gold, a medieval matrix and an amulet in Cornwall

Anna Tyacke, the Finds Liaison Officer for Cornwall, chooses a Roman gold bracelet or neck fragment, a medieval silver seal matrix and a first pestle amulet.

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