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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...

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Bears and Beads on Whitehorse Hill

This story has been brought to our attention because the recent exhibition at Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery was carried out in a sensitive and thoughtful way, which should be applauded.  The amazing array...

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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...