For anyone hoping to visit the Maryport Roman Temples Project, make sure you get there before 14 August, when the 5-year project finishes.
Eight hundred years ago, a band of revolting barons famously forced Bad King John to seal Magna Carta at Runnymede. But while historians have pored over the documents, what about the archaeology? Why Runnymede, and what remains on the ground? […]
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 […]
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 […]
What was life like in Londinium when the first Romans arrived? In the shadows of St Paul’s Cathedral, at the site of 10 Gresham Street, archaeologists have revealed London’s largest-known cluster of indigenous round-houses. They date from the Roman city’s […]
In 1929, a bright young scholar named Eric Birley arrived at Vindolanda, the Roman fort and settlement lying just south of Hadrian’s Wall. Eric was to embark on an archaeological journey that forms an important part of British history, and […]
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 […]
Just in time for Easter, archaeologists digging in Norfolk have announced the discovery of the earliest-known representation of the Easter Bunny. Thought to date from the 2nd century, the rabbit-shaped copper-alloy brooch had been carefully placed at the bottom of […]