The silver Anglo-Saxon coin hoard containing around 5,200 items was discovered in Lenborough in December

Largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon coins found in recent years goes on display at British Museum

“We haven’t seen [a find] like this for a long time”

Archaeologists at the Bedlam burial site in Liverpool Street, central London, part of excavations for the Crossrail project

Could Crossrail have uncovered the last resting place of Britain's left-wing martyr in Bedlam burial ground under Liverpool Street station?

Archaeologists expect to unearth some 3,000 skeletons during the dig, potentially including that of  the Leveller martyr – Robert Lockyer

HMS Victory was launched in 1737 and lost in 1744, going down with all hands

HMS Victory recovery engulfed in controversy as Labour MP accuses key players of 'scam'

HMS Victory was launched in 1737 and lost in 1744, going down with all hands

Some of the 5,361 ancient objects – which had been stolen by Italian and Swiss criminals – in Rome this week

Italy celebrates as 5,000 plundered artefacts worth €50m are returned following 14-year inquiry

Recovered haul goes on show after investigation finds stolen antiquities in Switzerland

Huge crocodile-like reptile roamed the Earth before dinosaurs took over

Animal’s name means “predator crocodile”, and it had huge knife-like teeth

Jesus trial site 'found': Herod's Palace remains discovered near Tower of David in Jerusalem

Excavations for a planned museum expansion could have found the site of the most famous trial in history

Some of the Anglo-Saxon silver coins was found by a metal detectorist on a rally near Buckingham

£1m Anglo-Saxon silver haul dug up on Buckinghamshire farmland

Amateur metal detectorist discovers 5,000 silver coins in lead container buried 900 years ago

James Kenny, the archaeologist who discovered Racton Man, studies his remains at the Novium Museum

Racton Man: Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman

'He would have been a very senior and prominent member of society'

Ancient mummy prepared for public exhibition after excavation in 2012

Ichma mummy was among discovery made two years ago outside Lima in Peru, but is being displayed in Lyons

The body belonged to the 14-year-old son of a high-ranking Egyptian priest

Video: Work begins to preserve Chicago Museum's 2,500-year-old mummy

Scientist J P Brown and his assistants at Chicago’s Field Museum lifted the lid on nearly two and a half thousand years of history last Friday

A skeleton buried in shackles

Shackled skeletons discovered in ancient Roman burial ground in France

One of the shackled skeletons was that of a child

Homo erectus engraving could re-write human history, and might show art began 300,000 years earlier than we knew

New ‘drawing’ is more than 300,000 years older any other marking made by humans or Neanderthals, and had been sitting in an archive for 100 years before anyone realised

An artist's impression of the barons and lords of England swearing loyalty to William the Conqueror at Old Sarum in 1086

Archaeologists find vast medieval palace buried under prehistoric fortress at Old Sarum

Geophysical survey of site gives scholars an unprecedented opportunity to more fully understand Norman town planning

Christie's auction house in New York

Mother Goddess auction: Christie’s halts sale of 'stolen' $1m Bronze Age pagan icon after Sardinia campaigns for its return

Italian police intervene as politician demands an end to the 'robbery of the heritage and civilisation of Sardinia'

A 23,000 year-old chalk statue of a woman, which was found in July outside the northern French city of Amiens and called the

23,000-year-old statue of woman with large breasts and buttocks found in France

Discovery of 'masterpiece' labelled 'internationally significant'

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