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Excavation open to the public in Leicester on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May.

by Dave Sadler
University of Leicester Archaeological Services are currently excavating the site of the former Stibbe factory, between Great Central Street and Highcross Street in central Leicester. The land is owned by Charles Street Buildings…

Mudlarkers dig up shards of London history

by Luke Higgins
The concrete stairs to the river were not designed for heavy traffic. No signpost directed visitors, the railings ended halfway down, and each individual step dropped steeply. I didn't care. Twenty centuries of London's trash waited to be found. My journey began years before when…

Stunning mosaics shed light on enigmatic past of Roman city in southern France

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists have unearthed part of an ancient Roman city in southern France, known as Ucetia. To date, the settlement had only be known by name, and this is the first time that some of its impressive features…

A look back at some great Metal Detecting finds found in 2008

by Luke Higgins
2008 was a great year for significant treasure finds, Some made by Archaeologists and some by Detectorists. From Bronze axe heads to a hoard of Gold coins found in Israel and an Iron age gold collar found in the UK. To take a look back at the best…

Glass floor reveals Roman gateway at new town centre cafe

by Dave Sadler
HISTORY buffs will be able to see one of the most significant Roman finds in Europe when a new cafe opens next month. Claudius Gateway is opposite Colchester Castle, in Castle Bailey, and the cafe and museum forms part of the One Castle House block…

Cleveland Museum of Art returns ancient Roman portrait of Drusus after learning it was stolen from Italy in WWII

by Dave Sadler
The Cleveland Museum of Art and the government of Italy announced Tuesday that the museum would return to Italy an ancient Roman marble portrait head of Drusus…

Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses after sarcophagus criminally damaged in Poundbury

by Dave Sadler
A 1,600-YEAR-OLD Roman sarcophagus has been vandalised in Dorchester. Police are appealing for information after the ancient artefact was damaged beyond repair in Poundbury sometime between…

Watching the real life detectorists

by Luke Higgins
                            Many archaeologists believe they are a vital part of their work, while some dismiss them as mere treasure hunters. Now a new code of conduct is recognising the role of metal detector enthusiasts…

The Embracing Pompeii Couple Might Actually Be Two Men

by Dave Sadler
“The Two Maidens” of Pompeii have long stood as an iconic image of Pompeii’s tragic destruction and a symbol of human love. The two bodies, seemingly holding arm in arm, were one of the hundreds of people plastered in ash following the eruption of…

Archaeologists find Roman emperor’s 1,900-year-old summer home in Turkey

by Dave Sadler
The lifestyle of Rome's imperial and elite families is little known beyond their triumphs in war, monumental legacies and gossip about their extravagances. Now the discovery of 1,900-year-old rural estates that…
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