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Hare & Hounds

A human skull is on display in a cage-like case at the Hare & Hounds public house, Arreton on the Isle of Wight. There are contradictory and partial accounts of the skull’s history, and...

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Rollright Stones Saxon Body

A body has been discovered by a metal-detectorist at the site of the Rollright Stones in Warwickshire. The press are calling the exhumed person an Saxon witch. Warning: the story contains images of the...

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Should Richard III be Reburied?

The merits of reburial and display made front page news today, in the form of an article on the BBC triggered by the reburial of Richard III today. The question posed is ‘should his...

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Ancient British DNA Study

DNA study shows Celts are not unique genetic group This study, recently published in Nature, reveals some fascinating and unforeseen insights into ancient British populations. For example, it shows that ‘Celtic’ was a cultural...

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Poetry Competition Winner

HAD is delighted to announce that the 2014-15 poetry competition on the theme of ‘Honouring the Ancient Dead’ has been won by Rob Miles. Rob’s poem can be found below. Every museum known to...