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We love this Minoan Octopus Vase. Made around 1500 BC, it was accidentally smashed by a visitor to the Heraklion Museum. But archaeologists then found out that it appear to have been smashed and…
This is the Amber Bear of Slupsk. It looks delightfully like a gummy bear, but it’s actually 3,000 years old! Found in a peat bog near Slupsk, Poland, this little amber bear is thought…
Wherever you go, you can be sure that someone else was there hundreds or thousands of years before you. There are incredible ancient places hiding all around us. Let’s go find them! Take a…
An exquisite piece of stonecraft from Denmark
Henges (like Avebury) and hillforts (like Maiden Castle) are probably two of the most iconic features of the British landscape. These impressive ancient monuments are nearly as big as they are old, but can…
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Aside from their stereotypical burning, pillaging and raping, Vikings also seem to have introduced a new hairstyle to early medieval England. But as the trend grew, some Anglo-Saxon priests started to express concern over this…
Minted over 1,200 years ago, this heavily worn silver coin featuring a fantastical, four-legged beast was found at the site of Lindisfarne’s first Anglo-Saxon monastery. In 2016, DigVentures began the first full-blown search for…
Circular huts and lonely hermits? Here’s why (almost) everything we thought we knew about Skellig Michael could be wrong. As DigVentures gets ready to invite our crowdfunders to join us for a second round…
This perfectly preserved, 3,000 year-old flower was found INSIDE the hollow end of an axe, showing that Bronze Age hoards weren’t just about metal. In 2016, DigVentures was called out to investigate a freshly…
What better way to announce a brand new series of DigVentures’ Artefact of the Week than with… a TRUMPET brooch? Yes, each week, we’re putting the spotlight on an artefact from the DigVentures archive….
This Greek god was found on the side of an Iron Age cauldron, and we’re impressed by the fact that he’s got not one, not two, but THREE moustaches. So how did he end…
When archaeologists opened these jars, they found them full of human hair and urine. Here’s why. Yes, this 400 year-old jug looks pretty jolly. Indeed, these Bartman Jugs would probably have originally contained beer…
The Great Fire of London burned savagely for four days in September 1666. When it finally went out, the city rose from the ashes and was quickly reborn, or so the usual story goes….
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21 Sept - 17 Nov 2021
Join our team as we trace the history of Viking raids at one of the most famous archaeological sites in Britain
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