Saturday, December 17, 2011

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Posted: 17 Dec 2011 08:52 AM PST

Silverdale silver Viking hoard declared treasure

Posted: 17 Dec 2011 08:32 AM PST

A hoard of Viking silver found in Lancashire has been declared as treasure by a coroner.

The hoard of 201 coins and pieces of jewellery was found in September near to Silverdale by metal detector enthusiast Darren Webster, 39.

It was declared treasure by Lancashire deputy coroner Simon Jones at a hearing in Lancaster.
Lancashire Finds Liaison Officer Dot Boughton said the hoard was "very significant".

Lancaster City Museum has said it would attempt to keep the hoard in the area once it received an official valuation early in the new year.

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Roman circus site may open next summer

Posted: 17 Dec 2011 08:30 AM PST

THE place where charioteers started and finished their races at Colchester's Roman circus could be open to the public by next summer.

Colchester Archaeological Trust has been given planning permission for a project which will allow visitors to look at the foundations of the circus's starting gates and watch re-enactments of scenes last seen almost two millennia ago.

The trust has permission to redevelop the Army Education Centre, near the starting gates, and hopes to move into the former Garrison building in February.

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Two medieval brooches discovered

Posted: 17 Dec 2011 08:28 AM PST

RARE finds of two medieval brooches were revealed as treasure at a coroner's hearing on Tuesday.

Sitting on a Treasure hearing at Selby Magistrates' Court, Coroner Rob Turnbull said the two items, both livery brooches, were discovered at separate locations in Beal and Stillingfleet.

The first item, a silver guilt brooch depicting a stag's head with three antlers (above left), is believed by experts to date from either the 14th or 15th Century.

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Grant to save Vale of Glamorgan church's paintings

Posted: 17 Dec 2011 08:27 AM PST

A Vale of Glamorgan church is being given £500,000 to preserve 15th Century wall paintings uncovered during repairs.

St Cadoc's in Llancarfan boasts what is believed to be the best-preserved image of St George and the Dragon.
Deadly sins greed, avarice, lust, sloth and pride have been found, with anger and envy believed to be still hidden.

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) said the church is hugely important in the story of Christianity in Wales.

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Treasure trove thieves ‘stealing our heritage’

Posted: 17 Dec 2011 08:26 AM PST

THIEVES are "stealing our heritage" from beneath our feet at popular beauty spots.

They are targeting historical sites, including Berkhamsted and Northchurch Commons in Ashridge, according to council officials.

The plunderers are using an online archaeological database, created to aid historical research, to find treasure.

These 'night hawkers', who use metal detectors to dig up valuable artefacts after dark, have used research by Dr Jonathan Hunn and commissioned by the National Trust to help find ancient sites.

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Wiedereröffnung des Museums für Antike Schiffahrt in Mainz

Posted: 17 Dec 2011 08:21 AM PST

Seit Dienstag, den 13.12.2011 ist das Museum für Antike Schiffahrt des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums (RGZM) in Mainz wieder geöffnet. Im Rahmen einer Feier mit 600 geladenen Gästen konnte das Haus am Montagabend nach umfassender energetischer Sanierung sowie mit vielen Neuerungen in der Dauerausstellung der Öffentlichkeit übergeben werden.

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