The Search for Dark Matter Depends on Sunken Ships
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Interesting piece about use of Roman lead for modern physics in De Standaard this morning, but turns out it’s old news.

Fairford schoolboys who found skull are fascinated to hear it dates back 1,000 years

The remains of a young woman from sub-Saharan Africa, probably from the tenth century - in Gloucestershire.

Groundbreaking study: Ancient tin ingots found in Israel were mined in England

Wow. This is from 3,300 years ago!

The Atlas of Hillforts of Great Britain and Ireland

What it says on the tin.

Volunteers polish giant’s erection by hand
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Headline of the week!

'World's oldest wine' found in 8,000-year-old jars in Georgia
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No big surprise for anyone who knows the place.

The battle for the future of Stonehenge
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All rather disappointing.

I pulled a 1,500-year-old sword out of a lake

8-year-old Saga tells her story. Lovely!

Pompeii: Vesuvius eruption may have been later than thought
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October rather than August, according to new evidence; the Pliny the Younger text as we have it is wrong.

The Franks Casket
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A fascinating 8th-century English artifact.

Quatermass and the Mithraeum
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A nice connection.

'Spectacular' ancient public library discovered in Germany
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Wow - bang in the middle of Cologne!

The Mystery of Maine's Viking Penny
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The fact that it wasn’t identified as Norse until 22 years after it was found surely makes a hoax unlikely?

Launch of Sheela-na-Gigs Map
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Looks very useful!

Siberian princess reveals her 2,500 year old tattoos
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Fascinating. (Story from 2012.) (h/t Annie Cúglas.)

Why Did Greenland's Vikings Vanish?
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Climate change and global trade.

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