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Nottinghamshire’s ancient heritage waiting game goes on

WHEN is anybody going to see some of the 100,000 ancient artefacts – Ice Age to Anglo-Saxon – that were found alongside the A46 Fosse Way during the recent road dualling project? The question has arisen twice at events I’ve … Continue reading

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Savile, Diana and Eaton

  If you haven’t seen the Nemi exhibition at Nottingham Castle yet – hurry up. Although the show is on until September 29 this display of Etruscan and Roman artefacts from the shrine of Diana at Nemi hasn’t been seen … Continue reading

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Ancient history walks? Sign up here.

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are packed full of themed guided walks: pub walks, ghost walks, literary walks, history walks. But ancient history walks? They’re been strangely rare, which seemed a good reason, among a few others, for me to begin arranging … Continue reading

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Iron Age coins, travel and other thoughts on the train to London

The Hallaton Treasure of coins, bowls and a Roman helmet discovered in south Leicestershire shed considerable light on the religious and social customs of the Corieltauvi people who lived in the East Midlands during the Iron Age. As¬†Leicestershire County Council … Continue reading

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Roman Nottinghamshire up for award

An unexpected email this week informed me that Roman Nottinghamshire has been nominated for Book of the Year by Current Archaeology magazine. It’s one of those voting awards where authors and publishers are expected to round up fans, friends and … Continue reading

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Romans storm council meeting

THIS week’s biggest news item?¬† Difficult to choose from. Eurozone in crisis. Italy on verge of economic collapse. New Call of Duty game sells 6.5m units on its first day. They’re all interesting. But, to those watching developments in local … Continue reading

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Ave, Roman book signing ahead

Roman Nottinghamshire author Mark Patterson will be signing copies of his book at Waterstone’s in Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, on Saturday, November 12. The session starts at 11.30am. Meanwhile, the first of four articles about different aspects of life in Nottinghamshire’s … Continue reading

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