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A century-old First World War minesweeper lies well preserved at the bottom of the sea off the Dorset coast

A minesweeper which remained undiscovered on the seabed off St Alban's Head for 100 years has been granted protected status by the Department for Culture Media and Sport.

A photo of a large shipwreck on sand on a sunny day in devon

Three of England's oldest shipwrecks can still be seen on sand and mud in Devon

A medieval fishing boat and two 18th century merchant ships on sand and mud have been given protected status by English Heritage.

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.

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