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When hidden treasure is just a Stone’s throw away

by Luke Higgins
Metal detecting will, for some people, always be viewed as the beach equivalent of trainspotting or twitching; an activity associated with social misfits. But joining enthusiasts to uncover hidden treasure could mean potentially profiting from long summer days (or,…

Photos: The 10 Most Mysterious Ancient Sites in Britain

by Luke Higgins
                            10: The Ness of Brodgar The Ness of Brodgar is comparable with Stonehenge or the wonders of ancient Egypt. Yet the temple complex predates them all. Its size,…

What you can find Mudlarking on the Thames Foreshore in London

by Luke Higgins
A few years ago, a worldly friend who’s always in the know posted something to her Facebook wall that went something like this: Mudlarking on the Thames is the best way to spend a Sunday morning in London. She had me at “mudlarking”—I had…

Conwy medieval festival expected to be town’s biggest event since the 13th Century

by Dave Sadler
A medieval festival taking place this weekend is claimed to be the "biggest event in Conwy since the Castle was built". Organisers of The Tournament, which takes place on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday,…

Archaeologists in Ethiopia uncover ancient city in Harlaa

by Dave Sadler
A forgotten city thought to date back as far as the 10th century AD has been uncovered by a team of archaeologists in eastern Ethiopia. Artefacts from Egypt, India and China have been found in the city in the Harlaa region. The archaeologists also…

Second longhouse excavation gets underway in the Duddon Valley

by Dave Sadler
There is excitement in the Duddon Valley as the second excavation at a site of another medieval longhouse is due to begin on Saturday 10th June at Longhouse Close near Seathwaite. Last year, members of the Duddon Valley Local History Group,…

1,000-year-old Viking boat burials discovered on shores of northern fjord

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists working in a fjord in northern Iceland have unearthed four Viking graves, including two boat burials. One of them was the final resting place of a high-ranking Viking who was buried with his sword and…

Rare historic coins return to Salzburg Museum 70 years after they were looted

by Dave Sadler
Ninety-four coins stolen in 1945 will be returned to the Salzburg Museum at a ceremony in New York tomorrow (May 26), more than 70 years after they were hidden for safekeeping in an Austrian salt mine. The American Numismatic…

1,000-year-old Viking toilet uncovered in Denmark

by Dave Sadler
In a Viking settlement on Stevns in Denmark, archaeologists have excavated a two metre deep hole. But it is not just any old hole. This hole, it seems, may be the oldest toilet in Denmark. Radiocarbon dating of the faeces layer dates back to the Viking Age, making…

Archaeology excavation uncovers 14th century abbey precinct wall

by Dave Sadler
Canterbury Archaeological Trust (CAT) has uncovered the footings of the St Augustine’s Abbey precinct wall, dating back to the 14th Century, on Canterbury Christ Church University’s North Holmes Campus. Continue reading - Archaeology…
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