Great Discoveries

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Vindolanda Tablets

In Spring 1973, Robin Birley made the greatest discovery of his life: a small, thin fragment of wood which unfolded to reveal ink-marks…

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Mohenjo-daro

Mohenjo-daro represents an entire Early Bronze Age civilization on a par with those of contemporary Egypt and Mesopotamia.

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Sutton Hoo

The Sutton Hoo ship cemetery was one of the ideological forging-houses of early Medieval kingship in Europe. Here we discover how kings were first made.

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Tell-El-Amarna

Basic questions about New Kingdom Egypt – about town layout, building techniques, urban economy, arts and crafts, everyday life, and much else – can be answered at Tell el-Amarna.

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Great Zimbabwe

The ruins of Great Zimbabwe extend over 720 hectares of rocky hill and valley in south-central Zimbabwe. Yet it’s origins were often denied…

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Linear B Tablets

When Arthur Evans started digging at Knossos on Crete in 1900, a major aim was to find inscriptions and prove that the ancient Cretans had been literate.

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Lucy

A snapshot of the Australopithecus afarensis, otherwise known as ‘Lucy’.

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