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JUDGE GREENLIGHTS A303 STONEHENGE UPGRADE BUT OPPONENTS PROMISE APPEAL

A High Court Judge has dismissed all but one of the grounds the Stonehenge Alliance argued to stop the Highways England plan to build a tunnel and dual carriageway...

CURSE OF SEKHEMKA STRIKES AGAIN AT NORTHAMPTON MUSEUM [OR IS IT JUST A REGUAR FINANCIAL CRISIS?]

Consultation over redundancies and end to role for specialist curators at Northampton Museum and Gallery. Twelve posts will go...

OLD MORT’S ALMANACK for 2024

It is a long whispered part of archaeological folklore that at midnight on Mid-Winter Eve 1935 Sir Mortimer...

Fix Cataloguing, Governance, Security & HR: Apart from that the British Museum is Fine, Review Finds

The British Museum has published the much anticipated and heavily redacted, results of its internal review of the...

The King’s Speech and Archaeology [A short story]

Thin pickings for the UK Heritage sector in the King's Speech.   Comedian and writer Alexei Sayle opened his set...

DIVING FRAUDSTER JAILED FOR SELLING HMS LONDON CANNON

In the latest in a series of high-profile prosecutions of various types of "Heritage Crime" by Historic England in cooperation with other law enforcement...

MOD GETS HISTORIC WRECK RIGHT ON HMS HOOD RECOVERY

"The Mighty Hood" photographed in 1924     thePipeLine does not usually cover conventional archaeological news stories, neither have we been slow to explore the Ministry of...

REVIEW: “detectorists” BBC4

In 2008 the creators of "Life on Mars" and "Ashes to Ashes",  tried to turn archaeology into prime time drama with the action packed,...