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Oldest complete Latin ​​Bible set to return to UK after 1,302 years

by Dave Sadler
One of the greatest of all Anglo-Saxon treasures, the oldest complete Latin Bible in existence, is returning to the UK for the first time in 1,302 years. The Codex Amiatinus is a beautiful and giant Bible produced…

The Viking Spear from the Lendbreen Ice Patch

by Dave Sadler
The Lendbreen ice patch, September 1974. Young student Per Dagsgard from Skjåk was visiting the ice patch to search for remains from ancient reindeer hunting. Little did he know that he would make the archaeological discovery of a lifetime on this day – a find still surrounded…

13th century wall complete with 7 turrets found in small Spanish town

by Dave Sadler
Talamanca de Jarama is a small Spanish town of 3,450 inhabitants near Madrid. But it is also home to a major archeological discovery. Archaeologists have discovered a wall and its 7 turrets dating back to the 13th century. Turrets…

Its secrets revealed after hundreds of years – the medieval street found in the centre of Lincoln

by Dave Sadler
The secrets of an important medieval road that once connected Lincoln city centre to its busy docks have been revealed hundreds of years after the track became lost in time. The previously…

The ancient fortified house which may have been first line of defence against Norman invaders

by Dave Sadler
A fortified house linked to an ancient Flintshire prince is being excavated to learn more about the site’s important historic role. Parts of Llys Edwin, a home dating back to the 11th century, are being…

Yorkshire Medieval history goes on display in York

by Dave Sadler
TREASURES from the Middle Ages will go on show at the Yorkshire Museum from this weekend in an exhibition that has been in the planning for a year. Among the wealth of finds being showcased at the museum in York's Museum Gardens are the Middleham jewel, a recently…

Medieval ring found in Cumbria classified as ‘treasure’

by Dave Sadler
A MEDIEVAL ring found in a field has been categorised as treasure at an inquest in Kendal. The medieval gold finger ring found at Waitby, near Kirkby Stephen, was found by a metal detectorist in a well-preserved condition. The small, plain band…

Weyhill, Andover – an Anglo-Norman execution cemetery

by Dave Sadler
In 2016 Cotswold Archaeology excavated a site prior to the construction of a new Aldi store, at Weyhill Road, on the western fringes of Andover, in Hampshire. While there was some evidence for late Iron Age and Roman activity at the site, the most significant…

In 2016 A Hoard of English Civil War coins found by Detectorist

by Luke Higgins
In 2016 : A haul of 1,000 coins dating back to the English Civil War has been found in the village of Ewerby in Lincolnshire. The coins, unearthed by local treasure hunter Steven Ingram, were scattered in the soil with fragments of the pot…

Ancient Newcastle city centre ‘rubbish dump’ preserved amazing finds on construction site

by Dave Sadler
Medieval finds that were preserved in an ancient rubbish dump in Newcastle city centre have been described as some of the richest discoveries ever in the city. Archaeologists…
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