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This is the official blog of the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester. You will find here news about the School, events we organise and other interesting pieces of information on archaeology and history. Watch this space!
The Myths of King Richard III and Dracula

The Myths of King Richard III and Dracula

Posted by ap507 at Mar 02, 2015 11:24 AM |

Academic expert to examine the creation of literary monsters at University events

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Lady in Lead Coffin revealed

Lady in Lead Coffin revealed

Posted by er134 at Mar 02, 2015 12:00 AM |

Archaeologists open the mysterious lead coffin found buried just feet from the former grave of King Richard III

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Richard III’s story to be told to Leicester’s schoolchildren

Richard III’s story to be told to Leicester’s schoolchildren

Posted by ap507 at Feb 27, 2015 12:33 PM |

‘King in the Classroom’ project aims to teach local schoolchildren about the genetic and archaeological research behind the discovery

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Procession route for King's cortege announced

Procession route for King's cortege announced

Posted by ap507 at Feb 23, 2015 05:06 PM |

Details of Richard III's ceremonial procession revealed

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Local schoolchildren to learn about Richard III discovery

Local schoolchildren to learn about Richard III discovery

Posted by ap507 at Feb 19, 2015 11:34 AM |

Primary school pupils to learn about the science and archaeology used in the Richard III project at the University

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Archaeologists reveal mysteries of ‘lost’ 3,000-year-old civilisation

Archaeologists reveal mysteries of ‘lost’ 3,000-year-old civilisation

Posted by ap507 at Feb 13, 2015 10:00 AM |

Research will reshape the history of early Africa

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Video reveals potential ‘killer blow’ to King Richard III

Video reveals potential ‘killer blow’ to King Richard III

Posted by pt91 at Feb 13, 2015 12:30 AM |

University of Leicester video shows injury on inside of skull

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Schoolchildren to create bags to hold bones of Richard III

Schoolchildren to create bags to hold bones of Richard III

Posted by ap507 at Feb 13, 2015 12:00 AM |

Schoolchildren from King Richard III Infant School play a part in historic event

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Relive the amazing discovery of King Richard III

Relive the amazing discovery of King Richard III

Posted by pt91 at Feb 04, 2015 12:05 AM |

Experience the discovery, identification and knowledge at public open day on 21 March

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Leicester artist begins new project inspired by University's animal bones archive

Leicester artist begins new project inspired by University's animal bones archive

Posted by ap507 at Jan 30, 2015 12:11 PM |

Jo Dacombe will create an exhibition using the University's Bone Laboratory

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Free online course provides insights into Richard III reinterment

Free online course provides insights into Richard III reinterment

Posted by ap507 at Jan 28, 2015 12:05 PM |

University and FutureLearn launch MOOC to explore 15th century England in build up to reburial

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Beneath the feathers: how bones reveal the beauty of bird anatomy

Beneath the feathers: how bones reveal the beauty of bird anatomy

Posted by ap507 at Jan 20, 2015 03:50 PM |

Artist and educator Katrina van Grouw to discuss new publication at University of Leicester on 12 February

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Leicestershire girls challenged to uncover the story behind Richard III

Leicestershire girls challenged to uncover the story behind Richard III

Posted by ap507 at Jan 16, 2015 01:00 PM |

Girlguiding Leicestershire launches new Richard III challenge badge in partnership with University of Leicester and Leicester Cathedral

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Leicester cited for achieving biggest scientific achievement of 2014

Leicester cited for achieving biggest scientific achievement of 2014

Posted by pt91 at Dec 18, 2014 03:10 PM |

Distinction for study that analysed Richard III's DNA and genealogy

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Public ballot for invitations to King Richard lll Services

Public ballot for invitations to King Richard lll Services

Posted by ap507 at Dec 05, 2014 11:40 AM |

Ballot open on Friday 12 December to enter random selection to attend reinterment services in March 2015

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Discover more about the Richard III DNA and genealogical research

Posted by pt91 at Dec 02, 2014 05:40 PM |

Background information, videos and photo galleries on latest Richard III study

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King Richard III: DNA and genealogical study: false paternity

King Richard III: DNA and genealogical study: false paternity

Posted by pt91 at Dec 02, 2014 04:35 PM |

Researchers find no evidence of a break in Royal chain of succession

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King Richard III – case closed after 529 years

King Richard III – case closed after 529 years

Posted by pt91 at Dec 02, 2014 03:55 PM |

DNA and genealogical study led by University of Leicester confirms identity of remains- and uncovers new truths

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Students showcase Richard III at Shakespeare’s birthplace

Students showcase Richard III at Shakespeare’s birthplace

Posted by ap507 at Nov 26, 2014 12:35 AM |

Leicester University Theatre performers to perform extracts from Richard III at the RSC on Sunday 7 December

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Networked world of ‘isolated’ Borneo community revealed in new multimedia exhibition

Networked world of ‘isolated’ Borneo community revealed in new multimedia exhibition

Posted by ap507 at Nov 21, 2014 01:15 PM |

University of Leicester archaeologist shares insights into Penan culture for International Community Media Day

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Highlights

queen's anniversary prize

The department will host the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC) 2015 on March 27-29th, Bennett Building, Main Campus.

Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education - for the work of ULAS and the School in public archaeology and public engagement

First public open day for Operation Nightingale Award-winning collaboration with Ministry of Defence and TimeTeam

Richard III's remains to be re-interred in Leicester Cathedral

OBE for Richard Buckley for services to archaeology, and Current Archaeology's 'Archaeologist of the Year'!

4th in the UK for archaeology - in the Guardian's University Guide

Richard III work also wins European Excellence Award 2013 Times Higher Education Research Project of the YearCurrent Archaeology research project of the year; gold in CASE Circle of Excellence Awards 2013.

Corpses of Criminals Project Prof. Sarah Tarlow’s Wellcome Trust funded project

Trans-Sahara project Prof. David Mattingly’s European Research Council funded project

Debating Regligious Space and Place from Constantine to Cnut (AD 306-1035) Conference 22-23 November 2014

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