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Skeleton of arthritis-suffering neolithic woman at centre of archaeological crowdfunding bid

The skeleton of Blodwen, a hardworking woman who lived in Wales 5,500 years ago, will be showcased to the public in style if a six-week, £3,000 crowdfunding appeal succeeds.

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Portable Antiquities Scheme Wales secures funding to save more archaeologcal finds

A major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund will help museums in Wales fulfil the exciting potential of new archaeological discoveries recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

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Pembroke Castle reveals "largest painting in Britain" as part of new interpretation

Historic Pembroke Castle, the great Welsh fortress where Henry VII was born, is now the site of one of the country’s largest artworks, The Great Map of Wales.

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Artist's Statement: Omer Fast on his Artes Mundi Prize-nominated film, Continuity

In the latest of Culture24's Artist's Statements we hear from video artist Omer Fast, whose 40-minute film continuity explores repetition and loss.

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Archaeologists find prehistoric cattle tooth within mound of Iron Age stones on Skomer

Excavating the protected, fragile Pembrokeshire area for the first time, archaeologists have found Neolithic and Bronze Age ritual stones and field systems.

Artist's Statement: Michelle Bartleet-Greavey on swapping the rat race for sheepskin skills

One of more than 300 artists taking part in open studios across Wales, Michelle Bartleet-Greavey is the artist behind the Baa Stool - a spot of luxury made in wool.

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Artes Mundi 6 opts for social engagement not sensation at National Museum Cardiff

A look ahead to the political and international art prize and exhibition, which this year occupies three venues in Cardiff.

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Nelson Museum fights to restore WWI flag commemorating sinking of HMS Monmouth

The Nelson Museum in Monmouth is looking for help to fund the conservation of an important First World War artefact – a flag commemorating the sinking of HMS Monmouth in 1914.

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Six-year-old's discovery leads archaeologists to 5,000-year-old battlefield in Cardiff

Arrowheads, awls, scrapers and polished stone axe fragments point to conflict at Caerau, where a six-year-old boy made the first discovery in a Neolithic ditch.

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Photo show explores Japanese private investigators and extra marital affairs at National Eisteddfod of Wales

The crisis of intimate relationships in Japan is the subject of an exhibition by young Welsh photographer Becca Voelcker.

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Norman lords, World War II hospitals, POW camps and a Roman fort: The story of Dinefwr

Archaeologist Ken Murphy explains why Dinefwr Park and Castle, which hosts a major literature festival this weekend, is the home of 2,000 years of hidden histories.

Hen Dy Cwrdd (The Old Meeting House), built in 1751

New ‘Virtual Museum’ tells the story of Welsh Unitarianism and its architectural heritage

£60,000 has been allocated by Visit Wales to the creation of a ‘virtual museum’ telling the story of Unitarianism in Y Smotyn Du (The Black Spot).

Around the UK in art: Ten recommended art exhibitions for June 2014

Culture24 rounds up the most exciting new art exhibitions, all set to open in June, from England, Scotland and Wales.

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Archaeologists investigate east side of once-mighty 13th century Welsh castle

A dig in Wrexham aims to reveal more of the massive defences once held by a little-known castle built following the defeat of the Prince of Wales in 1282.

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Bad tours go good as Janette Parris leads Museums at Night at The Cardiff Story

Bad copies of artefacts, haphazardly-led tours and Cardiff: The Musical all featured as the Welsh capital welcomed innovative artist Janette Parris.

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