Recent research carried out by Diarmaid Walshe of the University of Sussex shows that the trackway know as the Pilgrims Way and believed to date to the medieval era has been misnamed and is in fact of an Iron Age origin.
Operation Nightingale comes to Folkestone: A group of injured soldiers learn the skills of archaeology at Folkestone Roman villa as part of their physical rehabilitation.
New research adds credence to Viking legend of sunstones that could pinpoint the sun even on cloudy days
The pagan debate about the treatment of ancient remains sheds light on our own beliefs as well as those of the past
An analysis of dinosaur teeth suggests the creatures may have migrated from flood plains to uplands during the dry season
A piece of music composed by in 1799 and lost for over 200 years has been painstakingly reconstructed by a Professor of Music at The University of Manchester.
What’s a Stone Age axe doing in an Iron Age tomb? The archaeologists Olle Hemdorff at the University of Stavanger’s Museum of Archaeology and Eva Thäte are researching older objects in younger graves. They have found a pattern.
An extremely rare Egyptian coffin, possibly belonging to the son of a king or queen, has been ‘discovered’ at Torquay Museum – so rare is the coffin that even the British Museum doesn’t have one quite like it.
The Potteries museum and art gallery has scooped a £40,000 heritage grant to stage its largest ever exhibition on the world’s biggest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver.
£5m Egypt project is allowing Oxford’s Ashmolean museum to display stunning objects kept in storage for years
Humans were killing large mammals in North America long before ‘Clovis culture’, study of mastodon remains suggests
A new research centre encompassing experts ranging from historians to biomolecular chemists has been established by the University of York and the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) to investigate human origins.
A FORMER taxi driver has become the first person for 3,000 years to be mummified in the same way as the pharaohs. TV viewers will see Alan Billis turned into a mummy over the space of a few months as his body is preserved using the techniques which the ancient Egyptians used on Tutankhamun.
Frieze by forgotten sculpture John Deare sold to Victoria & Albert musuem for a fraction of its value
Genome of Black Death bacterium is remarkably similar to that of modern strains that cause bubonic plague
Preston bus station and part of the South Bank centre in London listed as among the world’s most endangered structures
Celebrations will honour novelist born in 1812 with film, debates, drama and exhibitions around the world. Among the confirmed events are a debate in January, in Berlin, featuring the writers Claire Tomalin, Toby Litt, Louise Doughty, Philip Hensher, Denise Mina and David Nicholls. The latter has adapted Great Expectations for a film, directed by Mike Newell, which begins shooting next week, starring Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham and Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch.
A new exhibition of the 17th-century artist’s work opens on Thursday at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. And while Lorrain may have fallen out of fashion, it aims to demonstrate why he was once one of the most admired and expensive artists in Europe and a particular favourite of the English aristocracy.
Painstakingly recreated from the original bottles which lay buried for a century next to Ernest Shackleton’s hut in Antarctica, an exact replica of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt is now available with 50,000 bottles released for the festive season.
Research on Dordogne cave art shows children learned to finger-paint in palaeolithic age, approximately 13,000 years ago
Oxford library to ask exhibition visitors which items deserve permanent display – including a First Folio it once threw away
The container will display in Taunton Castle’s revamped Somerset County Museum which acquired it for £320,000