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Unlocking the scrolls of Herculaneum

<b>The British Museum's 2013 show of artefacts from the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried in ash during an explosive eruption of Mount Vesuvius, was a sell-out. But could even greater treasures - including lost works of classical literature - still lie underground?</b><p>For centuries scholars …

Archaeology

Stonehenge bones: King Arthur Pendragon leads remains-protest

<b>Dozens of druids have staged a protest over the displaying of human bones at Stonehenge's new £27m visitor centre.</b><p>Senior druid King Arthur Pendragon, who led the demonstration at the opening of the centre, had threatened "the biggest protest in Europe" over the exhibit.<p>The new centre houses three …

Demonstration

Rare Neolithic or Bronze Age rock art in Ross-shire

<b>A rare example of prehistoric rock art has been uncovered in the Highlands.</b><p>Archaeologists made the discovery while moving a boulder decorated with ancient cup and ring marks to a new location in Ross-shire.<p>When they turned the stone over they found the same impressions on the other side of the …

Archaeology

Were the Vikings really so bloodthirsty?

<b>The Viking story has fascinated people for centuries. But as a major exhibition opens at the British Museum, have people got them all wrong?</b><p>The longships arrived on 8 June. The monks at Lindisfarne didn't know it then - the year was 793 - but it was the beginning of 300 years of bloody Viking raids …

Archaeology

Why is there tension between China and the Uighurs?

<b>The Xinjiang autonomous region in China's far west has had a long history of discord between the authorities and the indigenous ethnic Uighur population. The BBC sets out why.</b><p><b>Who lives in Xinjiang?</b><p>The largest of China's administrative regions, Xinjiang borders eight countries - Mongolia, Russia, …

China

Corinium Museum launches Adopt a Roman Coin campaign

<b>A campaign to keep a huge hoard of Roman coins in the Cotswolds has been launched.</b><p>The 1,500 coins, which date from AD 260s - 280s, were unearthed by a metal detector enthusiast in 2010.<p>The coins, dubbed the Tetbury Hoard, were donated to the Corinium Museum in Cirencester by the landowner.<p>However, …

Archaeology

Anglo-Saxon 'kings' village' discovered in Rendlesham

<b>Archaeologists believe they have found the site of the royal settlement of the Anglo-Saxon kings of East Anglia.</b><p>A village at Rendlesham in Suffolk, which would have included a royal hall, was mentioned by the historian the Venerable Bede in the 8th Century.<p>Suffolk's county archaeologists have been …

Archaeology

British Library saves 15th Century Catholicon Anglicum from export

It is believed the dictionary was written in the north of England<p><b>The British Library has paid to keep a 500-year-old dictionary in the UK after it was sold to an overseas buyer at auction.</b><p>An export bar was put in place to stop the sale of the Catholicon Anglicum. Its deadline was Monday.<p>The bar …

British Library

What medieval Europe did with its teenagers

<b>Today, there's often a perception that Asian children are given a hard time by their parents. But a few hundred years ago northern Europe took a particularly harsh line, sending children away to live and work in someone else's home. Not surprisingly, the children didn't always like it.</b><p>Around the …

Northern Europe