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World Cup 2014: Photographer Mark Leech on Diego Maradona's infamous Hand of God

Mon, 2014-06-23 00:00
Leading photographer Mark Leech blames England goalkeeper Peter Shilton for one of the most controversial goals of all time, looking back on an image of a "sly fox".
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Imperial War Museum London re-launches in July with two new art exhibitions

Sun, 2014-06-22 00:00
When IWM London reveals its much anticipated new Atrium and galleries on July 19 for the Centenary of the First World War, its art collection will also be showcased with two new exhibitions.
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Panini World Cup Wall of Wonder unites every sticker ever issued in winning London show

Fri, 2014-06-20 00:00
Starting from the World Cup in Mexico in 1970, a huge homage wall of more than 4,000 footballers sounds a note of nostalgia for sport and sticker obsessives.
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Roman gold coin find: Poisonings, arson, death and singing in the life of Emperor Nero

Fri, 2014-06-20 00:00
Professor Andrew Birley, the Director of Excavations at the site where an incredibly rare coin bearing Nero's images was found, on the life of the Emperor.
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Norman lords, World War II hospitals, POW camps and a Roman fort: The story of Dinefwr

Fri, 2014-06-20 00:00
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.
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Robert the Bruce in Battle: A battlefield trail from Methven to Bannockburn

Fri, 2014-06-20 00:00
What really happened at Bannockburn? How important was the battle, who were the main players, and what were the stakes? Come on a journey through Scotland and the north of England to revisit the complex events of the First War of Independence on the 700th anniversary of the great battle.
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The National Archives' priceless handwritten Shakespeare documents recognised by UNESCO

Fri, 2014-06-20 00:00
Some of the world's most valuable handwritten documents relating to the life of William Shakespeare have been recognised for their importance by UNESCO.
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Abandoned medieval Northamptonshire villages recognised as Ancient Monuments

Fri, 2014-06-20 00:00
Acting on the advice of English Heritage, the government has assigned extra protection to a series of important medieval villages in Northamptonshire.
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Postcards from Pilton: Inside the V&A's Glastonbury Festival archive

Thu, 2014-06-19 00:00
See pictures from the earliest days of the festival, when The Kinks headlined and tickets cost £1, to Glastonbury's modern-day standing as one of Britain's grandest annual events.
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Ed Hardy and Mister Cartoon among 70 artists in tattoo exhibition at Somerset House

Thu, 2014-06-19 00:00
The origins and contemporary state of tattoo art will be enshrined in a major exhibition on the theme of time in London this summer, with special commissions by 70 artists.
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Open for Business: Magnum photographers tell the story of British manufacturing and industry

Thu, 2014-06-19 00:00
The Magnum Photos agency project to document contemporary British manufacturing is showing at Manchester’s Museum of Science & Industry.
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Photography from the Middle East surprises at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Thu, 2014-06-19 00:00
Timely show, True to Life?, brings together some 14 contemporary artists who challenge preconceptions about the turbulent Middle East region.
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Magna Carta 800th Anniversary celebrations for 2015 outlined for Runnymede and beyond

Thu, 2014-06-19 00:00
Plans to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015 were announced during a special event held at Royal Holloway, University of London this week.
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Archaeologists hail "magical moment" as rare Roman gold coin found at Vindolanda

Thu, 2014-06-19 00:00
After decades of searching along Hadrian's Wall, volunteer archaeologist Marcel Albert has found a gold coin which experts say is a discovery less likely than winning the lottery.
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In Pictures: Natural History Museum to open Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea show

Thu, 2014-06-19 00:00
See some of the panoramic views which will be on show when the Natural History Museum opens its exhibition of more than 200 coral specimens next year.
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World Cup 2014: Photographer Mark Leech on a classic picture of David Beckham

Thu, 2014-06-19 00:00
Ahead of England's crucial second match, award-winning photographer Mark Leech stirs memories of World Cup glory by looking back on a photo of a former England captain.
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Museums at Night 2014 on the BBC

Thu, 2014-06-19 00:00
Check out the BBC coverage of the Museums at Night Weekend Festival via the BBC2 and BBCArts websites.
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Boot-wearing high-status Saxon with infected legs among 10 skeletons found in Lincoln

Wed, 2014-06-18 00:00
Three children, four men and three women are being examined by archaeologists as part of the £22 million Lincoln Castle Revealed project.
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Leicester Cathedral reveals "distinctive" Richard III tomb "imbued with spirituality"

Wed, 2014-06-18 00:00
Carved from quarried north Yorkshire stone, a tomb cut with a deep cross will seal a coffin designed by a relative of the king.
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Curator's Choice: Eleanor Clayton on Nasreen Mohamedi's red triangles and shifting light

Wed, 2014-06-18 00:00
A central, triangular room in Tate Liverpool's show takes inspiration from a particular painting by the Indian modernist, says the curator.
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