‘Valhalla: examining Viking burials in the British Isles’, a new exhibition exploring Viking burials across the British Isles, opens tomorrow (21 July) in York.
Recent discoveries from Silchester include the burial of a ‘poodle’ and Britain’s first Iron Age olive.
Do you have gaps in your collection of Current Archaeology back issues? John Allistone in Poole, Dorset, has duplicate copies of issues 148-203 and 205-214 that are free to a good home to anyone willing to come and collect them.
Excavations in Norfolk have uncovered one of the largest Romano-British cemeteries ever found in the region.
This July over 750 archaeological events are taking place across the UK. Co-ordinated by the Council for British Archaeology, we picked out some highlights in CA 269 but there is plenty more still to see – find out more at www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/whatson
Almost a quarter of a century after the 16th-century Rose Theatre was rediscovered during archaeological work ahead of the construction of a new office block (see CA 115), its trustees today (13 July) launched a Heritage Lottery Fund bid to secure its future.
Professor Mick Aston has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 British Archaeological Awards.
The results are in: the winners of this year’s British Archaeological Awards were announced today (9 July) at the British Museum in London.
After featuring in CA 269 Sherds, there is an opportunity to catch the London première of The Chalk Legend at The Forum in Kentish Town. Based on the discovery of a mass grave of fifty-one decapitated Viking skeletons in Dorset, this opera-oratorio depicts the moment when a band of Viking warriors lands on the Dorset coast and encounters an encampment of Anglo-Saxons, with fateful results. [...]
Immortalised in Henry V as ‘this wooden O’, the Curtain Theatre in Shoreditch was home to Shakespeare’s company of players until the completion of the Globe in 1599. Yet despite staging some of the playwright’s most famous works, barely 50 years after its opening in 1577 the theatre faded into obscurity and was lost– until [...]
A record-breaking hoard of Iron Age coins has been found in Jersey, archaeologists have announced. Estimated to contain between 30,000 and 60,000 coins, if the upper estimate is correct the find could push the Frome Hoard of 52,000 Roman coins into second place as the biggest coin hoard ever discovered. Weighing ¾ of a tonne, [...]
Anglo-Saxon skeletons have been surfacing for almost a century in the fields of Oakington. Now a new project has laid bare the trials and tragedies of a small 6th-century Fenland community. Duncan Sayer, Richard Mortimer and Faye Simpson bring flesh to the bones. In 1926 four early Anglo-Saxon burials, one equipped with a spear, knife [...]
Change is afoot at the Museum of London, which today (22 June 2012) reopened its Roman gallery following the first major update to this section since it opened in 1994.
Museum of London archaeologists have uncovered the playhouse which staged the first performance of Romeo and Juliet before Shakespeare’s company moved to the Globe.
Archaeologists have uncovered the grave of an as-yet unidentified Medieval abbot.
An entire Neolithic settlement, predating Skara Brae, has been found on the tiny Orkney Island of Wyre.
This year’s Museum of London community and training excavations will take place at Syon Park in Hounslow, it has been announced. Both investigations will focus on the house of Sir Richard Wynne, a Parliamentarian on whose land the 1641 Battle of Brentford was fought as anti-Royalist forces tried to stop Prince Rupert’s troops reaching London. [...]
One of the advantages of being Editor-in-Chief is that sometimes one is invited to some rather nice Press visits. That is how on a rainy day in May we found ourselves visiting the kitchens of the Royal Palace at Kew. The Royal Palace at Kew is the smallest and undoubtedly the prettiest of all the [...]
Wellington Arch, the famous landmark on Hyde Park Corner, re-opened to the public today (9 May) after a major renovation project to transform it into London’s newest exhibition space.