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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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Anglo-Saxon skeletons – Exning Suffolk

Residents of the village of Exning in Suffolk have reportedly said they would like to put the skeletons of 21 Anglo-Saxon graves found locally on display in the village. Why? See BBC Article – Warning: contains...

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HAD Poetry Competition

Often we find displays of the bones of ancestors in museums that lack much, if any, consideration of the personhood of the individual on display. Honouring the Ancient Dead (HAD) never advocates display of...

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Let Ancestors Rest in Peace

The spirit of Burke and Hare is being invoked by a local councillor in an attempt to preserve Victorian burial chambers under threat from archaeological excavation.  The interesting aspect of this case is that...