Arms and the man

Arms and the man

Over 2,000 years ago, in what today is West Sussex but at the time lay within the territory of the Iron Age Regni tribe, an elaborate funeral was taking place. The man being laid to rest was an important and seemingly well-respected individual, with his mourners sending him to the grave accompanied by an extraordinary array of warrior regalia – a rare honour in a region where, at this time, cremation was the norm.

Science Notes – Early medieval insights from birch bark tar
Science Notes – Early medieval insights from birch bark tar
Birch bark tar (manufactured by the heating of bark in airtight conditions) has long been prized for its sticky, water resistant, and biocidal properties. Throughout human history it has seen a wide range of uses, including as a sealant (for ...
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Durham City’s ‘earliest inhabitant’ identified
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Roman discoveries in Llanwern
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Medieval priestly burial found at Lincoln Cathedral
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Anglo-Saxon buildings beneath Bath Abbey
Anglo-Saxon buildings beneath Bath Abbey
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