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British Archaeology – Back Issue 164 (Jan/Feb 2019)

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On the cover: Hoard King

Two spectacular models of the Staffordshire Hoard helmet took 18 months to create, after years of conservation and research into the original. We reveal the full story

Among other stories:

  • The Roman helmet
  • Rescuing HMS Invincible
  • Ashurbanipal, King of the World
  • Locals and strangers
  • Sun disc
  • Tarradale
  • Priddy

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On the cover: Hoard King

Two spectacular models of the Staffordshire Hoard helmet took 18 months to create, after years of conservation and research into the original. We reveal the full story

Among other stories:

  • The Roman helmet

Found within months of the Staffordshire Hoard, the Crosby Garrett Roman helmet was rapidly restored before going to auction. Its definitive study has now been completed

  • Rescuing HMS Invincible

The first HMS Invincible, a captured French ship of innovative design, had a profound impact on the Royal Navy fleet. Her ignominious end has become a bonus for modern heritage

  • Ashurbanipal, King of the World

Ashurbanipal’s empire, which reached from Iran to Egypt, is the subject of a major exhibition at the British Museum, described here by the curator

  • Locals and strangers

Hambledon Hill, a complex of Neolithic earthworks excavated 40 years ago, was attacked by people armed with bows and arrows. A new isotope study throws light on the aggressors

  • Sun disc

A decorated metal disc unearthed in the British Museum could transform our ideas about cosmology in Bronze Age Britain

  • Tarradale

Scotland’s last Mesolithic fishers may have met the first farmers

  • Priddy

New Neolithic earthworks found near the famous Circles