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Archaeologists discover burials during conservation work on churches on the Hebrides

Tue, 2015-05-26 00:00
Archaeological work carried out before a major conservation project on two Hebridian churches has unearthed graves and other finds.
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Vicious, debased and blasphemous: Oxford academic uncovers scandalous side of Greek epic

Tue, 2015-05-26 00:00
An Oxford academic has uncovered a new, bloodier and far more scandalous side to the Theban chapter of what is known, along with the Trojan War and others, as the Epic Cycle.
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Triumph and disaster: Eight exhibits from the British Museum's show on Louis XIV as a Sun King

Mon, 2015-05-25 00:00
In the tercentenary year of Louis XIV's death, the British Museum reveals the medals made for a man intent on being known as a Sun King whose rays would warm and illuminate the world.
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Summer of Archaeology: Excavations to begin at estate with Anglo-Saxon roots and 12th century chapel

Fri, 2015-05-22 00:00
The National Trust is preparing to begin its Summer of Archaeology project at Brockhampton Estate, the Herefordshire site built by a family recognised in a 12th century charter.
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Archaeologists find "fantastic" wooden butter churn and stakes used by Pagan tribe in medieval Staffordshire

Fri, 2015-05-22 00:00
Archaeologists who have moved hundreds of thousands of tonnes of earth during a Network Rail dig say they have found artefacts from the time of the Staffordshire Hoard.
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Liverpool's Look/15: A photo festival of connections and dialogues

Fri, 2015-05-22 00:00
Miranda Gavin runs the rule over Look/15, Liverpool's biennial photographic festival, which in 2015 is exploring themes of women, migration and memory.
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Competition: Win a copy of Marked for Death: The First World War in the Air

Thu, 2015-05-21 00:00
Enter our competition to win a copy of the new book tracing the history of the First World War in the air by the Whitbread Prize-winning author James Hamilton-Paterson.
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Scientists find new fossilised English species of parasitic tongue worm

Thu, 2015-05-21 00:00
An international team of scientists has discovered a new species of fossil in England – and identified it as a 425-million-year-old parasitic intruder.
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Cosmonauts - Birth of the Space Age: Ten images from the Russian Race for Space

Thu, 2015-05-21 00:00
The UK's largest ever exhibition of Russian spacecraft and artefacts is coming to the Science Museum in September. Here are ten images and stories to whet your appetite.
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Archaeologists to search York stadium for temporary camps set up by Roman armies at outpost

Thu, 2015-05-21 00:00
A community dig is about to be launched at Huntington Stadium, a site where archaeologists found evidence of two 2nd century Roman camps more than ten years ago.
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World War Two hero sees Blenheim bomber take to the skies again ahead of VE Day airshow

Wed, 2015-05-20 00:00
Retired Squadron Leader Ian Blair, who flew one of the light bombers to safety after his pilot was killed during the war, saw a Blenheim return to the air following a 12-year restoration mission.
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Archaeologists find shoe, finger ring and whorl in "extremely dirty" conditions at Roman fort

Wed, 2015-05-20 00:00
Site Director Andrew Birley says the dig team at Vindolanda have worked in grim conditions to discover a rewarding range of Roman artefacts during their first eight weeks of excavations this year.
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The 1,500-year-old recipe that shows how Romans invented the beef burger

Tue, 2015-05-19 00:00
A discovery in a Roman recipe book shows that burgers aren't modern inventions - instead, they're a form of street food that has developed over the centuries.
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Most European men are descended from three Bronze Age forefathers say scientists

Tue, 2015-05-19 00:00
Scientists say they have found evidence that a population surge of males between 2,000 and 4,000 years ago provides evidence that most European men are descended from just three Bronze Age forefathers.
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Magna Carta and World War Two to Edo Japan and Yorkshire ale: Six small gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show

Mon, 2015-05-18 00:00
With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 about to open to the public, take a look at six small artisan gardens created in the grounds by horticultural artists.
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Drawing the Nude: Pallant House traces the journey of the nude since Manet's Olympia

Mon, 2015-05-18 00:00
Pallant House is looking at the way artists have captured the nude since Édouard Manet’s ‘Olympia’ challenged viewers with a new kind of nakedness in 1865.
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Archaeologists put Roman gateway on wishlist after finding ancient water tank at Vindolanda fort

Mon, 2015-05-18 00:00
The new season of excavations at Vindolanda, the Roman auxiliary fort south of Hadrian's Wall, have seen archaeologists battle snow and rain to find bones, hairpins and more.
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Museums at Night Report: Gavin Turk, pyramid power and Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Sun, 2015-05-17 01:00
Artist Gavin Turk's occult new sculptures are among the after-hours attractions in the West country. Mark Sheerin explores the power of pyramids.
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"Bonkers yet dignified": Inside Grayson Perry's Dream House - inspired by Essex Everywoman

Sun, 2015-05-17 00:00
Devoted to a fictional Essex Everywoman, see inside the house which is at the centre of a Channel 4 documentary charting a three-year design and buildinging process.
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Artists come from such strange places: Glenn Ligon talks abstraction, discrimination and Nottingham Contemporary

Sun, 2015-05-17 00:00
New York artist Glenn Ligon tells Culture24 about his first curatorial project, which brings diverse influences together for Nottingham Contemporary show Encounters and Collisions
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