The Atlas Shipwreck Survey Project, conducted by Odyssey Marine Exploration across the Western Approaches and western English Channel from 2005 to 2011, has made many major finds. Here are their five most important.
For anyone hoping to visit the Maryport Roman Temples Project, make sure you get there before 14 August, when the 5-year project finishes.
Fans of Classical mythology (or the Game of Thrones series!) may be interested in the latest news from Colchester, where a conservator has just completed the painstaking process of cleaning a newly-discovered copper-alloy harpy. Standing 98mm tall, with an intricately detailed face (topped with braided hair), wings, talons, and scales, the Roman figurine is the […]
The recent discovery of a rare Roman tombstone by Cotswold Archaeology in Cirencester (CA 302) is being celebrated by the launch of a new beer named in honour of the woman it commemorates. ‘Bodicacia’ – a 4.7% golden ale that contains a variety of English hops including the floral ‘Boadicea’ – has been brewed by […]
April Fool! Did we catch you out with our ‘breaking news’ about the earliest-known representation of the Easter Bunny? Sadly this discovery only exists in our imaginations – but the artefact we featured is real, though in reality it is a 2nd-3rd century Roman brooch from Lincolnshire. You can read its entry on the Portable […]
An eyewitness account of the procession that bore Richard III’s remains to his final resting place.
Livetweeting from this year’s conference
Richard III’s life was ended by a brutal thrust into the back of his neck, which penetrated so far into his head that it left a dent on the inside of his skull, University of Leicester experts suggest. The sequence of wounds was identified by Professor Guy Rutty of East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit, during […]
While reading about the Bronze Age skeleton ‘Racton Man’, we got Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ well and truly stuck in our heads – so we asked our Twitter followers for more ArchaeoSongs!
A neglected Grade II* listed Victorian church in Bolton, near Manchester, has been transformed into a new community centre that opens today (6 December), a project that the Churches Conservation Trust hopes will provide a model for England’s 200 other at-risk urban churches. Built in 1881 by an Evangelical mill owner, All Souls, Bolton was […]