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A tale of two exhibitions. Part 1- The Celts: art & identity

Catherine and I recently had the chance to visit the British Museum to catch two of their featured exhibitions – The Celts: Art & Identity and Egypt: Faith after the Pharaohs. Sadly, no photography was allowed in the exhibitions. The first … Continue reading

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Archaeology on Television: Missing that je ne sais quoi?

The arrival of 2016 has brought more archaeology programmes to our television screens with two new series airing this week. The BBC brings us Immortal Egypt and Channel 5 10,000 BC: Two Tribes. The BBC’s Immortal Egypt is a 4 … Continue reading

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Another Viking hoard – what can they tell us?

Vikings have been in the news again recently with the discovery and unveiling of the Watlington hoard. As with many such finds, we owe thanks to an amatuer metal-detectorist – James Mather. Mr Mather has been detecting without much luck … Continue reading

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Ancient Mesopotamia in Whaley Bridge!

It has been really busy of late, but we thought we’d share with you the fantastic time we had with the children of Class 5 at Taxal & Fernilee Primary School in Whaley Bridge. We’d been invited by their teacher … Continue reading

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When archaeology is art – Defining Beauty at The British Museum

Just opened at The British Museum (BM) is Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art. This is the first major exhibition of sculpture there since 2008 when Hadrian: Empire & Conflict was shown. The exhibition has given the team behind it a … Continue reading

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