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‘Mermaid’ (1873) by Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann. Mermaid tales are popular inspirations for the arts around the world

The Bizarre Tales of Four Lesser Known English Mermaids

For thousands of years, shanty tales of half-human, half-marine beings called mermaids , selkies , and finfolk have drifted ashore with sea beaten sailors. They stitch together the mythologies of...
Viking Invaders Struck Deep into the West of England – and May have Stuck Around

Viking Invaders Struck Deep into the West of England – and May have Stuck Around

It’s well chronicled that wave after wave of Vikings from Scandinavia terrorised western Europe for 250 years from the end of the eighth century AD and wreaked particular havoc across vast areas of...
Exeter: The photo shows a trench across the enclosure ditch

Bronze Age enclosure neither for livestock nor for defenses baffles scholars

Archaeologists working a dig in Devon County near Exeter, England, have discovered 70 Roman or post-Roman burials in an enclosure with a 2-meter-deep (6.56 feet) ditch. The site, which is being...
Hoard of 22,000 Roman coins in Britain

Hoard of 22,000 Roman coins is among largest collections found in Britain

An amateur treasure hunter has unearthed one of the largest and best preserved collections of Roman coins ever found in Britain. The hoard of 22,000 copper-alloy coins, which date back around 1700...
Burial Chamber in England

4,000-year-old burial chamber found in England may belong to ancient princess

A hoard of Bronze Age treasure unearthed two years ago in a 4,000-year-old tomb on Dartmoor , has come under the spotlight again as researchers believe the burial chamber could have belonged to a...