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Anglo-Saxon cross fragments, Louth

   Anglo-Saxon cross fragments found in Louth rectory garden Fragments from a 10th Century Anglo-Saxon stone cross have been discovered in a Lincolnshire rectory garden. One stone was discovered during maintenance work at St James’ Church rectory in Louth, while church verger Christopher Marshall found the second. Historians said the stones are proof that Louth was […]

Viking coins from Dublin found in Wales

Hoard of Viking coins unearthed in field and dating back 1,000 years declared treasure One of the Viking Sihtric Anlafsson long cross pennies from Dublin © National Museum Wales   A hoard of historic Viking treasure found in a field has been declared treasure. The haul, which includes ancient ingots and fragments of coins dating […]

Stolen Anglo-Saxon stone sculpture

Appeal following theft of unique Anglo-Saxon stone sculpture Police are appealing for information after a unique stone artefact was stolen from a church in Hovingham, near Malton. Some time between 23 May and 6 June 2015, offenders entered All Saints Church in Hovingham and stole a carved stone which was on display in the recess […]

Anglo-Saxon butter churn lid

Saxon artefacts discovered in Stafford during construction of WCML improvement project Archaeologists have discovered an Anglo-Saxon wooden butter churn lid at a rail development near Stafford.  But radiocarbon tests have revealed the lid of the butter churn dates from the early medieval period. The tests have put a fragment of wood found with the lid […]

Radcliffe Tower

Medieval past uncovered as new excavation begins at Radcliffe Tower WORK began this week to discover more about Radcliffe Hall and Tower’s medieval past. Radcliffe Tower The Close Park dig is being run by archaeologists from the University of Salford, who initially excavated the site in October 2013, and has so far attracted almost 100 volunteers. The team […]

St James Church in Jacobstowe, Devon

Historic Devon church find ‘as rare as hens’ teeth’ The remains of an ancient structure described as being “as rare as hens’ teeth” has been uncovered under the floor of a Devon church. Excavations at St James Church in Jacobstowe have unearthed the ruins of what is believed to be the building’s original foundations, complete with […]

Anglo-Saxon pendant, South Norfolk

A stunning gold and jewel Anglo-Saxon pendant has been uncovered in a Norfolk field in one of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries for years, it can be revealed today.   In her role as one of the experts in Channel 4’s long-running Time Team series, Dr Helen Geake saw many exciting finds come to the […]

Anglo-Saxon sculpture

Museum of Somerset in Taunton buys £150,000 Anglo-Saxon sculpture MUSEUM visitors will be able to inspect a unique Anglo-Saxon sculpture that had been used as a tombstone on a cat’s grave. A builder had the artefact in his garden at Dowlish Wake, near Ilminster, until it was realised how important it was. It has now […]

Anglo-Saxon stone and Roman sarcophagus

Gardener unearths Anglo-Saxon carving in job lot of rockery stone Looking for some natural stone for a rockery in his garden, John Wyatt thought he had found a bargain when he saw a job lot advertised for £50. He was more right than he knew. For when he took the ton and a half of […]

Viking hoard Dumfries and Galloway

 Spectacular Viking treasure hoard found on Church land A hoard of Viking treasure described as the largest found in modern times has been discovered on land owned by the Church of Scotland. The historically significant find was made by Derek McLennan, a committed metal detector enthusiast who has been searching around the area in Dumfries […]

Housesteads latrines

Housesteads Roman Fort is tops for historic Roman toilets says English Heritage Reconstruction drawing of the interior of the latrines at Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall The loo legacy left by the Romans has made Northumberland tops when it comes to historic toilets. English Heritage has awarded the number one spot to Housesteads Roman […]

Lyminge excavation

My Photos Tayne Field 2014 excavation. Lyminge Archaeological Project Archaeologists from the University of Reading, along with local volunteers, archaeological societies and university students have working here each summer until 2014 to uncover Lyminge’s Anglo-Saxon past.

Colchester Roman jewellery

Colchester: Roman find of ‘national importance’ discovered under Williams & Griffin store Roman jewellery uncovered during the renovation of a Colchester department store is thought to be one of the finest ever finds in Britain and has been described as “of national importance”. The treasure was discovered as part of excavations by the Colchester Archaeological […]

Viking runestones

Rare Runic Stone Discovery A newly uncovered runic stone-carving was brought to light by Jane Harrison (Senior Associate Tutor working in our Archaeology programmes) working as part of a project team for the intriguing ‘Languages, Myths and Finds‘ programme. Show More Summary

Oakington Updates

More excavation details of Oakington Anglo-Saxon cemetery on the website, including a 3D cruciform brooch scan.

Treasure Trove Scotland

“A substantial strap mount cast in bronze and decorated with roundels of yellow and red enamel. Both in the casting and the enamelling, this object would require considerable technical skill and is characteristic of the 1st – 2nd centuries AD. An object like this would have been part of a larger suite used to decorate […]

Viking king discovered?

East Lothian skeleton may be 10th Century Irish Viking king A skeleton discovered on an archaeological dig in East Lothian may be a 10th Century Irish Viking who was king of Dublin and Northumbria. King Olaf Guthfrithsson [Óláfr Guðfriðarson][Ánláf] led raids on Auldhame and nearby Tyninghame shortly before his death in 941. The remains excavated […]

Leiston Abbey and ‘Black Shuck”

  Are these the remains of the legendary beast known as Black Shuck? Since the middle-ages, legend has spread of a fearful beast once said to stalk the region’s [East Anglia's] countryside and coastline. Despite tales of a fiery-eyed monster showing up in graveyards, forests and roadsides – and an account of claw marks appearing […]

Worsley Man

Groundbreaking scan reveals evidence of ritual human sacrifice…in Salford Scientists and archaeologists at the University of Manchester  have uncovered evidence that our ancestors carried out ritual human sacrifice … in Salford. TheShow More Summary

Anglesey tomb excavation

Anglesey: Mysterious artefact discovered at Neolithic tomb Find at  Perthi Duon excavation site near Brynsiencyn could prove existence of a British Copper Age says archaeology expert The discovery of a mysterious copper artefact at a Neolithic tomb on Anglesey could help to answer one of  archaeology’s burning questions. Dr George Nash, who led the excavation […]

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