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Officers and gentlemen hoarders

Restoration work at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich has revealed a cache of hundreds of Victorian objects, from champagne bottles to tennis balls – hidden beneath a bricked-up flight of steps.

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Cookery through the ages

From Roman recipes to Victorian victuals, the Museum of London is hosting a series of  cookery workshops exploring how our ancestors prepared their favourite dishes. Between September and December, members of the public can learn how to prepare ancient dishes and sample bygone flavours – including ancient Rome’s infamous fish sauce. Led by Sally Grainger […]

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Valhalla opens its gates

‘Valhalla: examining Viking burials in the British Isles’, a new exhibition exploring Viking burials across the British Isles, opens tomorrow (21 July) in York.

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The Rose rises again

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.

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Archaeological opera

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 […]

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Excavating Jersey’s record-breaking Celtic coin hoard

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, […]