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Roman carved stone found in community dig at Irthlingborough

by Dave Sadler
A carved stone block dating to the Roman period was recently unearthed during a community excavation at Irthlingborough in Northamptonshire. Volunteers from the Irthlingborough Archaeological Society, in conjunction with staff from Oxford Archaeology…

A pin, two grots and the find of a lifetime

by Dave Sadler
A DREAM find for a Forest metal detectorist started off with a piece of farm machinery and a couple of ‘grots’. But that led to the “once in a lifetime” discovery of a hoard of 2,000-year-old silver Roman coins for detectorist Susan Hurrell of Cinderford. What makes the collection…

Stone cairns are a modern scourge on ancient sites, says archaeologist

by Dave Sadler
WALKERS using stones to build landmark cairns could be placing ancient burial mounds at risk, a leading archaeologist has warned. Ancient barrows and mounds have been part of the North York Moors landscape for as far back as…

Ancient highland ruins probed by archaeologists

by Dave Sadler
ARCHAEOLOGISTS are probing an ancient mystery uncovered by workers deep in a Highland forest. The crumbling ruins are believed to have been an Iron Age fort, or possibly the home of a local chief or lord, and date back to about 2,400 years ago. The site was known…

WW2 bomb detonated at Warrington building site

by Dave Sadler
A World War Two shell has been detonated in a controlled explosion after being found at a building site. The 30cm (1ft) artillery device was unearthed at the site on Edgewater Place, Warrington, at about 15:45 GMT on Tuesday. Fading light conditions meant a bomb disposal…

Archaeologists stung by thieves while in Warwick Hospital’s A&E

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists are appealing for help in tracking down £13,000 worth of equipment after it was stolen from 
Warwick Hospital’s car park. The Archaeologists from the Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service were working on a site…

Museum of London Docklands to delve into the vast necropolis of Roman London

by Dave Sadler
The Museum of London is lining up an exhibition of Roman treasures discovered in the capital’s many graveyards and burial grounds When archaeologists excavated a rare Roman sarcophagus from Harper Road in London’s Southwark…

Meet Hopwood Depree, the LA actor who has swapped Hollywood for his crumbling ancestral pile in Manchester

by Dave Sadler
At this time of year, Hopwood DePree would usually be soaking up the sun by his pool in Los Angeles with his film star friends. Instead, the 47-year-old actor and screenwriter,…

Signficant archaeological find in Buchan

by Dave Sadler
A group of archaeologists and volunteers in Aberdeenshire have made a significant find that impacts not only local history, but also the history of Scotland and the Scottish Gaelic language. In a field near Old Deer, a team of archaeologists, students and volunteers spent nine…

Archaeologists find cremation urn at Lincoln bypass dig – it’s at least 3,000 years old

by Dave Sadler
For our latest Find of the Week, we are back at the Greetwell site, on the north side of the River Witham. There are at least four early Bronze Age round barrows on this side of the…
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