Music is more than mere entertainment, that much is clear. And I don't just mean that for every bit of fluff by Jedward or Psy there's a masterpiece by Janacek or Sibelius. It's more that music goes deep inside us, literally.
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Sunday 06 May 2012
The Olympic flame starts its journey to London this week from the Temple of Hera in Greece. It will be held in a torch of pioneering. British design. Emily Dugan sheds a little light
Saturday 28 April 2012
The largest collection of ancient Chinese royal treasures ever permitted to leave China will go on display in Britain next week.
Saturday 28 April 2012
Sweet Billy Pilgrim's follow-up to 2009's Mercury-nominated Twice Born Men finds songwriter Tim Elsenburg making great strides forward with an ambitious cycle of songs about identity and history.
Tuesday 10 April 2012
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Neolithic portal dolmen, one of Western Europe's oldest ritual burial chambered monuments, in an isolated field in Wales.
Friday 30 March 2012
Conservationists and archaeologists have urged the Government to sign The Hague convention on the protection of historical artefacts at times of war.
Sunday 25 March 2012
Week after week, the BBC Olympics comedy, which returns on Friday, came up with plots ahead of real life
Friday 16 March 2012
The remains of a mysterious Anglo-Saxon princess, who died thirteen and a half centuries ago, have been found in a field three miles south of Cambridge.
Thursday 01 March 2012
Widow of Atlantic Records founder gives Oxford £26m for spectacular study centre
Tuesday 28 February 2012
New archaeological evidence suggests that America was first discovered by Stone Age people from Europe – 10,000 years before the Siberian-originating ancestors of the American Indians set foot in the New World.
Sunday 05 February 2012
My usually organised friend Abi emailed, cross with the unsightly clump of jewellery stuffed in her drawer. "I need organised storage," she wrote. "And as many pieces are like mini works of art it seems silly not to display them: but how?" Here's what I suggested...
Sunday 22 January 2012
The remains of the first HMS Victory are to be raised from the sea bed nearly 300 years after it sank, it was reported today.
Wednesday 11 January 2012
The helmet could have been captured as a war trophy or a diplomatic gift from a Roman officer
Sunday 18 December 2011
Discovery reignites debate over transportation of smaller standing stones
Thursday 03 November 2011
The long scientific dispute over when anatomically modern humans first arrived in Europe on their long trek out of Africa has come close to resolution – with the help of a fragment of jawbone belonging to an elderly person who lived near present-day Torquay.
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- 4 Woolwich murder: They killed, then they performed - these men should be starved of our attention
- 5 Woolwich attack: The EDL will seek to exploit this evil crime for their own evil ends
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