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Archaeologist uncovers rich history at Bradford’s lost football ground

by Dave Sadler
In his 40-year career as an archaeologist, Jason Wood has travelled the world, searching for Roman remains in Jordanian citadels and helping to restore royal palaces in Nepal. But his recent project was a little less…

Bronze Age find made during Lake District Viking search

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists looking for Viking remains have found artefacts that are 2,000 years older. The dig at Longhouse Close on fells above Seathwaite, Cumbria, was excavating Norse longhouses, dating from the early 10th Century. But 70 volunteers, led by professional…

Cache of antique coins found in drawer at Scotney Castle

by Dave Sadler
In proper storybook style, in a disintegrating cardboard box shoved to the very back of a drawer, in a castle where every nook and cranny is still stuffed with the possessions of generations of hoarding owners, a cache of valuable antique coins, some extremely…

Wroxeter Roman City brought to life online

by Dave Sadler
Most people living in Shropshire will no doubt be familiar with the Roman remains at Wroxeter. But now, thanks to a project between internet giant Google and English Heritage, the site is being made available to anyone around the world with a computer. Wroxeter Roman City,…

London Mithraeum: First look at rediscovered Roman temple beneath Bloomberg headquarters

by Dave Sadler
This is the first look inside an 1,800-year-old Roman temple that has been brought back to life in London. The building, dedicated to the god Mithras, has been restored to its original…

Stirling pensioner discovered 4,000 year old human jawbone whilst fishing

by Dave Sadler
A Cornton pensioner last week recalled the day he found a 4000-year-old human jawbone while out fishing in the Forth 40 years ago. It follows recent radiocarbon dating of bones discovered in Stirling in the late…

Delight as Ironbridge’s Bedlam Furnaces no longer at risk

by Dave Sadler
Bosses at the trust which runs museums and cares for historic features around the Ironbridge Gorge have spoken of their delight that Bedlam Furnaces are no longer classed as “at risk”. The furnaces site, one of the most important industrial…

Video reveals finds made by volunteers during a community dig at Halton Castle

by Dave Sadler
THE mystery of two human skeletons found in the walls of Halton Castle deepens. The surprising discovery was made in 2015 during the first community dig at the ancient monument for more than 30 years. The remains,…

Cornwall Council approves Ney and William Matthews’ Tintagel footbridge

by Dave Sadler
Cornwall Council has backed plans by Ney & Partners and William Matthews Associates for a £4 million footbridge at Tintagel Castle in north Cornwall Backed by English Heritage, the new footbridge will link the…

Skeleton found at cathedral dates back to the origins of Hereford

by Dave Sadler
A SKELETON discovered within the ground of Hereford Cathedral has been dated back to the origins of the city. Archaeological excavations were undertaken in connection with improvements to buildings and facilities in the College Cloisters…
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