Category: News


Rare Roman altar found at Maryport

Ongoing excavations at Maryport, Cumbria, have uncovered a Roman altar – the first to be found at the site in over 140 years. In 1870, landowner and antiquarian Humphrey Senhouse discovered ¬†17 altars buried at the Roman fort near Hadrian’s Wall. Now Newcastle University archaeologists have added an 18th to this number. Like those found […]


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.

Roman cookery (c) Museum of London

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 […]


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.

Image: Jack Lawson

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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