Archaeological digs and historical findings from around England
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Anglo-Saxon Trumpington Cross to go on Cambridge display
A rare Anglo-Saxon cross buried with the body of a teenage girl is to go on display near to where it was found. The 1,300-year-old gold and garnet cross was unearthed at Trumpington Meadows near Cambridge in 2011 on land for a new housing development. The grave is thought to be one of the earliest Christian burials in Britain.
The archaeological legacy of the Crossrail excavations
The skeletons of plague victims, a Tudor bowling ball and medieval ice skates fashioned from animal bones were among hundreds of artefacts that went on display at an exhibition showcasing the most interesting finds made during the excavations that made London's new Crossrail railway line possible. Trains are due to start running on the Elizabeth Line in December 2018.
Face of Battle of Dunbar soldier revealed after centuries
The face of a Scottish soldier captured in a Civil War battle more than 350 years ago has been revealed after being digitally reconstructed from a skull. He was buried in a mass grave in Durham, with up to 29 others, and was found during building work in 2013. Archaeologists later established they were prisoners from the 1650 Battle of Dunbar, incarcerated in the cathedral.
Julius Caesar's Britain invasion site 'found by archaeologists'
Archaeologists believe they may have uncovered the first evidence of Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain in 54BC. The discovery of a defensive ditch and weapons led them to identify Pegwell Bay in Thanet, Kent, as the place they believe the Romans landed. The ditch, in the nearby hamlet of Ebbsfleet, was part of a large fort, the University of Leicester team says. Its location was consistent with clues provided by Caesar's own account of the invasion, the team said.
Portsmouth HMS Invincible shipwreck artefacts to go on show
Artefacts excavated from a warship that was wrecked in the Solent in 1758 are to go on show for the first time. HMS Invincible - built by the French in 1744 and captured by the British in 1747 - is believed to be one of the most significant warships ever built. The first part of a major excavation of the Royal Navy vessel has been carried out with hundreds of items, including a bottle of corked rum, rescued. They will be shown at Poole's Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust on Saturday.
English Heritage and Google reveal historic sites online
Rarely seen works of art and archaeological remains are among the historical treasures being revealed online for the first time. English Heritage has worked with Google to create walk-around online images of 29 sites across England. They include Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, with its links to King Arthur, and a Cold War bunker in York. The partnership uses digital technology including Google Street View and high-definition cameras.
Anglo-Saxon settlement found at wind farm cable site
Archaeologists have unearthed an Anglo-Saxon settlement as part of preparation work for a £2.5bn wind farm off the Suffolk coast. There are 50 excavation sites along the route, with some 400 archaeologists working on the project. Archaeologists have uncovered what is thought to be a bread oven, a corn drier and a broken millstone.
Tintagel Castle excavations reveal the lives of kings
Early Cornish kings feasted on oysters, roast pork and fine wine, archaeologists have found. Excavations at Tintagel Castle have also revealed they imported bowls from Turkey and glass goblets from Spain. Findings from a dig last year have been released, as archaeologists return to the site to find out how people lived more than 1,000 years ago.