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Archaeological digs and historical findings from around England
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Vandalised sarcophagus

'Priceless' sarcophagus destroyed in Prince Charles's Poundbury development

Vandalised sarcophagus

The hoard

Shropshire piano gold coin hoard declared treasure

The hoard

Skull of Richard de W'Peton

Skeleton of Lincolnshire priest found after 700 years

Skull of Richard de W'Peton

Verulamium Park

'Significant' Roman finds made in St Albans

Verulamium Park

Animatronic character

Flooded Jorvik Viking Centre reopens 'with focus on women'

Animatronic character

Human bones excavated from a deserted medieval village show people mutilated and burnt bodies to stop them rising from the dead.

Wharram Percy bodies mutilated to 'stop dead rising'

Human bones excavated from a deserted medieval village show people mutilated and burnt bodies to stop them rising from the dead.

Archaeologists on the Essex coast have discovered a 6ft (2m) long mammoth tusk during an unusually low tide. The find was made by members and volunteers with Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network (Citizan) on Thursday morning off Mersea Island. Project officer Stephanie Ostrich said: "We came across it by chance. It is incredibly fragile and quite a rare find."

West Mersea mammoth tusk found on beach

Archaeologists on the Essex coast have discovered a 6ft (2m) long mammoth tusk during an unusually low tide. The find was made by members and volunteers with Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network (Citizan) on Thursday morning off Mersea Island. Project officer Stephanie Ostrich said: "We came across it by chance. It is incredibly fragile and quite a rare find."

Remains

Iron Age chariot and horses unearthed on Pocklington building site

Remains

Skeleton in York

Roman skeletons unearthed at Pontefract building site

Skeleton in York

A British Museum expert says the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs are of international importance.

'Oldest' Iron Age gold work in Britain found in Staffordshire

A British Museum expert says the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs are of international importance.

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