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September/October 2019
  • London's secret rivers
    From swords and statuettes to dog-collars and coins, the River Thames and its many tributaries have received 'votive offerings' of many kinds as a new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands shows.
    Roger Williams

  • The golden pharaoh
    Soon some of the fabulous treasures of Tutankhamun will go on show in London for a third time, but what is the enduring appeal of the story of the discovery of his tomb almost a century ago?
    Jaromir Malek

  • Metaphysical musings
    The poignant, mysterious, melancholic paintings of Giorgio de Chirico have haunted us for generations. Now a major exhibition in Milan pays tribute to the man and his work.
    Dalu Jones

  • The White Horse of England
    A highly stylised prehistoric work of art is carved into the white chalk of a green hillside at Uffington in Oxfordshire – but who made it, what does it mean and how has it survived for such a long time?
    David Miles

  • Hoard of gold
    With its impressive jewelled cross, cloisonné sword mounts and crested helmet, the Staffordshire Hoard is, in every sense, a treasure trove – but the archaeological data it yields is worth even more.
    Chris Fern

  • Life in Hogarth's London
    From excessive gin-drinking and prostitution to obsessive gambling, morals were at a very low ebb in the Georgian capital and who better to depict the rise and fall of its hapless citizens than William Hogarth?
    Jo Tinsworth

  • Digging for Britain
    Decades of hard work and research have yielded a wealth of knowledge as settlements from prehistory, the Roman occupation, Viking invasions and the reign of the Anglo-Saxons kings have been unearthed.
    Mike Pitts

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