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Napoleon's spyglass restored for the 200th anniversary of Waterloo

Thu, 2015-06-11 00:00
A new exhibition marking the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo will also feature the Duke of Wellington’s Book of Common Prayer and the first ever articulated wooden leg.
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Archaeologists say Lady Jane Grey birthplace is "as good as it gets" as six-week dig begins

Thu, 2015-06-11 00:00
A moated site at Bradgate Park, in Leicestershire’s Charnwood Forest, is the focus for a six-week programme of excavations near the birthplace of the ruler known as The Nine Day Queen.
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Where to celebrate the Magna Carta: The UK's best exhibitions and locations

Thu, 2015-06-11 00:00
Can't make it to Runnymede for the Great Charter Festival? Want to know where to see a Magna Carta, explore its meaning and history or see its related artefacts? Our guide to Magna Carta exhibitions and locations across England will tell you where.
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Largest sauropod dinosaur ever found may be far smaller than thought, say scientists

Thu, 2015-06-11 00:00
The most complete giant sauropod dinosaur, found with almost all of its bones intact in Argentina last year, could have weighed as little as half of its estimated 60 tonnes.
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Historic ambulance train transformation on track for National Railway Museum commemoration of Battle of Somme

Thu, 2015-06-11 00:00
The National railway Museum in York is restoring a First World War ambulance train in time for the July 2016 anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.
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Return of the ring: Iron Age "crown jewel" which is one of Britain's finest torcs goes back on display

Wed, 2015-06-10 00:00
Metal detectorist Maurice Richardson, who found a £350,000 silver and gold torc in a Nottinghamshire field in 2005, has seen the treasure go back on show at the National Civil War Centre.
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Searching for the science behind Tolkien's Middle-earth: Leicester University students map the hobbit metabolism

Tue, 2015-06-09 00:00
Two natural sciences students have investigated the logistical issues of lembas bread and have calculated that a hobbit would need 1,818 calories a day.
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Scientists find soft tissue fossil evidence that could unlock the biology of dinosaurs

Tue, 2015-06-09 00:00
Dinosaur fossils held by the Natural History Museum have yielded tantalising evidence of soft tissue and blood according to new research.
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Searching for the science behind Tolkien's Middle-earth: Leicester University students map the hobbit metabolism

Tue, 2015-06-09 00:00
Two natural sciences students have investigated the logistical issues of lembas bread and have calculated that a hobbit would need 1,1818 calories a day.
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First World War 'acoustic mirror' built to warn of Zeppelin attacks restored in Sunderland

Tue, 2015-06-09 00:00
A First World War structure built as an early warning device against Zeppelin attacks has re-opened to the public in Sunderland following a £68,000 restoration by Historic England.
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Welsh Dragon: Wales' first carnivorous dinosaur goes on display at National Museum Wales

Tue, 2015-06-09 00:00
Wales' first Jurassic meat-eating dinosaur, discovered by fossil hunting brothers on a beach in Penarth, has gone on display at National Museum Wales in Cardiff.
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Olive oil and dog paw prints: Archaeologists say villa discovery reveals Wales's Roman trading links

Mon, 2015-06-08 00:00
Archaeologists have revealed more about a previously unknown villa found beneath fields in Abermagwr in 2011.
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Olive oil and dog paw prints: Archaeologists say villa discovery reveals Wales's Roman trading links

Mon, 2015-06-08 00:00
Archaeologists have revealed more about a previously unknown villa found beneath fields in Abermagwr in 2011.
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Public vote on new digital Magna Carta celebrates 800th anniversary of the charter

Mon, 2015-06-08 00:00
A set of digital rights clauses created by 3,000 students worldwide are to be voted on by the public as part of a new digital Magna Carta, with the ‘Top 10’ clauses revealed on Magna Carta Day next week.
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Trust new Art: National Trust unveils its ambitious contemporary art programme

Sat, 2015-06-06 00:00
The National Trust and Arts Council England have launched the 2015 programme for Trust New Art – a series of exhibitions, events, residencies and commissions inspired by National Trust locations.
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The Last of the Tide: Twelve portraits of D-Day veterans go on show at Buckingham Palace

Sat, 2015-06-06 00:00
Twelve newly commissioned portraits of D-Day veterans have gone on display at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, to mark the 71st anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy.
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Volunteers launch largest archaeological repair project to save Harehaugh Hillfort in Northumberland

Fri, 2015-06-05 00:00
An Iron Age hillfort in Northumberland National Park is undergoing major repairs to shore up its crumbling ramparts.
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Unique display of Magna Cartas celebrates the birth of democracy at the Society of Antiquaries

Fri, 2015-06-05 00:00
A new display at the Society of Antiquaries of London unveils three unique copies of the Magna Carta and traces its significance as a legal, constitutional document since it was sealed at Runnymede in 1215.
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Remains of important medieval hospital surprise archaeologists beneath historic city theatre

Fri, 2015-06-05 00:00
York Archaeological Trust says the surprise remains of a medieval hospital, found beneath the floorboards at York Theatre Royal, could provide a "significant opportunity".
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Scientists in Gloucestershire name new species of prehistoric lizard after Harry Potter curse

Fri, 2015-06-05 00:00
Clevosaurus sectumsemper, a new species of prehistoric lizarddiscovered by a Bristol undergraduatem, lived in the late Triassic period at a time when dinosaurs were poised to rule the earth.
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