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New Project Protects Bone Collection For Future Generations

The University of Bradford has secured almost £750K to safeguard skeletons from world-renowned collections based in Bradford and London.

A Death By A Thousand Kisses, The Grave Of Oscar Wilde is Saved

For over 100 year his grave has been a Mecca for admirers of the Irish playwright and author who wish to honor and remember this remarkable man. However these devotees who have smothered Oscar Wilde's grave with kisses have contributed to its near destruction. Action by both the Irish and French authorities will ensure that fans will no longer be able to get so close to the stone memorial as lipstick marks are eroding it.

Discoveries provide evidence of a celestial procession at Stonehenge

Archaeologists led by the University of Birmingham with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection have discovered evidence of two huge pits positioned on celestial alignment at Stonehenge. Shedding new light on the significant association of the monument with the sun, these pits may have contained tall stones, wooden posts or even fires to mark its rising and setting and could have defined a processional route used by agriculturalists to celebrate the passage of the sun across the sky at the summer solstice.

New exhibition captures historic residency at Stirling Castle

The remarkable success of Historic Scotland’s artist-in-residence project is being celebrated with a new exhibition at Stirling Castle, where works inspired by the iconic landmark will capture the site’s turbulent history and outstanding built heritage.

Ancient bronze artifact from East Asia unearthed at Alaska archaeology site

Archaeologists from the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered a prehistoric bronze buckle found in an ancient Eskimo dwelling that has origins in East Asia.

The Dead Comes Back To Life

The face of a teenager who died 7,500 years ago has been brought back to life through methods that combine CSI type forensics, clay modeling and art, the University of Stavanger in Norway announced yesterday.
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