Surrounded by naked women, gods and mythical creatures, Bacchus gazes out from the centre of a huge platter, the centrepiece of the Mildenhall Roman treasure. Found 75 years ago, the hoard has received its first definitive study. Our feature reveals all.
Among other stories
- The West Kennet enclosures
A lesser known part of the Avebury world heritage site has been re-investigated in a Historic England-funded project, with sensational results
- Mesolithic cremation burial
A hunter-gatherer cremation burial has been found in Kent, dated to over 7,000 years ago. It is only the second to have been identified in Britain
- The Monuments Convention
From Iraq in 2003 to Syria now, we have seen significant heritage destroyed by war. We should thank our government for at last facing up to the challenge of heritage loss in conflict. Now what?
- Crannogs on the Isle of Lewis
Dramatic discoveries of neolithic island villages in western Scotland promise to stimulate new questions and ideas about the world of Britain’s first farmers
- In search of English Vikings
Archaeologists think Scandinavians settled in England. But a major DNA study claims to find no evidence for a Viking migration. Can these positions be reconciled?
- Taking archaeology learning outdoors
Archaeology has lost its A level. But it still has exciting opportunities for schools
- A man of exquisite talents
Worthington George Smith died a century ago this October. We celebrate the many gifts – and discoveries – of a pioneer archaeologist
Did Beaker people invade Britain?
Great Ryburgh explained
- Greg Bailey on TV
Another Stonehenge mystery
- Sharp focus
An open-air preaching place in the Scottish Highlands
What next for heritage under a new government?
The old County Court House, Sheffield
Roman agriculture and industry, and the British landscape
Issues that matter behind the Stonehenge tunnel
Things to do: meetings, CBA listings, courses and exhibitions