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# Archaeology

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# hidden history
Heritage Ireland: Why you need to see the Copper Coast
Archaeologist Neil Jackman transports us to another batch of wonderful Irish historical gems in Sligo, Dublin – and that incredible southerly Copper Coast.
The Trinity Skeletons: The archaeological quest to find out who they were
Medieval human remains found in Dublin city centre have thrown up many questions for archaeologists.
# heritage ireland
Heritage Week: Here's how to kick off your weekend
In this special edition of our Heritage Ireland series, Neil Jackman takes his pick of Heritage Week events and fun…
# Archaeology
Multiple human remains found outside Trinity College
The remains were found during Luas works in mid-July.
# free to learn
Kilkenny 'pop-up' museum lets you uncover Ireland's past
The project will run in the Parade in Kilkenny city today.
# hidden history
Heritage Ireland: The lonely Kilkenny cave that witnessed a massacre of 1,000 people
Dunmore Cave has a chilling tale to tell visitors.
# dem bones dem bones
The mystery of the 6,500-year-old skeleton found in a museum basement
The skeleton, nicknamed Noah, is believed to be of a muscular man who was at least 5’8″ tall.
# hidden history
Heritage Ireland: The oldest lighthouse still in use in the world
Let archaeologist Neil Jackman lead you through the amazing past and present of Hook Lighthouse as well as trips to a major ancient monastery and Georgian splendour.
The road to Petras: Why I gave up my job and became an archaeologist
In my mid twenties, I began to yearn for a change. A recurring voice at the back of my head kept whispering about the possibility of another path.
# hidden history
Heritage Ireland: Who is this man with the frightfully fancy tomb?
Archaeologist Neil Jackman brings us on a round tower with a view and a fantastically flamboyant neo-gothic mansion.
# heritage ireland
Digging Tlachtga: Discovering secrets from Ireland's past
Archaeologist Neil Jackman with the final part of his three-part series on the momentous dig on the ancient site of Tlachtga in Meath.
# heritage ireland
Digging Tlachtga: Getting into the trenches with Ireland's past
Archaeologist Neil Jackman with part two of his three-part series on the momentous dig on the ancient site of Tlachtga in Meath.
# Lia Fáil
The famous standing stone on the Hill of Tara was vandalised last night
The criminal damage has been widely condemned today.
# heritage ireland
Dig this: How we plan to get to heart of one of Ireland's most mysterious sites
The first in a series of three articles which follows the discoveries being made at Tlachtga – one of Ireland’s most enigmatic archaeological sites.
# Saved
Kilkenny 'heritage houses' are not Medieval, but the council are still going to keep them
Two archaeological reports were carried out on the houses which are near a road development.
# take a walk
Heritage Ireland: Discovering the ancient Slí Mhór among the bluebells
Archaeologist Neil Jackman guides us through an ancient roadway that traversed Ireland, a fine medieval priory and an intriguing hermit cell hidden in a church.
# piss easy
Man discovers ancient Chinese relic while peeing by the roadside
But peeing outside is STILL rude, OK?
# History
Heritage Ireland: 3 amazing sites to see this Easter weekend
Lovely Doneraile Park, ancient Derrynaflan and iconic Clonmacnoise – archaeologist Neil Jackman guides you through these magical sites.
# Archaeology
Houses to be knocked - because they're not medieval
Experts found that the front and rear walls of the two houses date mostly from 1881 and 1908, with no evidence they date to medieval times.
# Heritage
Hidden Ireland: Where was St Brigid's firehouse and why did the flame go out?
This week, archaeologist Neil Jackman guides us through a mysterious and massive Bronze Age complex in Tyrone and medieval treasures in Kildare and Kilkenny.
# Heritage
Hidden Ireland: Were these giant tombs a big show of oneupmanship?
This week, Neil Jackman looks at three off-the-beaten-track places to visit this weekend in Tipperary, Kerry and the Dublin mountains.
# boyne valley
Hidden Ireland: From the Boyne flows the story of Ireland
Archaeologist Neil Jackman takes us on a guided tour of the treasures of one of Ireland’s most important historical hotspots.
# ruined
Heavy rains cause wall and arch collapse in Pompeii
Deterioration in state of ancient Roman site described as “dramatic”.
# Kerry
Storm damages 350-year-old fort on Valentia Island
A Cromwellian Fort was damaged in recent storms on the island, with a large section of wall collapsing.
# Diet
Dine like the Romans? Then try some giraffe legs and sea urchins...
We don’t think it will be the new Atkins.
# Aztec dog
Mexican archaeologists find Aztec dog skull displayed like a human sacrifice
The dog skull looks like it was displayed on a skull rack usually reserved for the severed heads of captured warriors from rival groups.
# walk it off
Hidden Ireland: Where to get in your St Stephen's Day walk
Archaeologist Neil Jackman picks fascinating sites nationwide for a stroll today.
# seeing by touch
Here's a museum that tells blind visitors: Please touch!
Blind and visually impaired visitors are encouraged to get up close to items during their special tours.
# heritage ireland
Glorious: See Glendalough in all its autumnal technicolour
This week, Neil Jackman captures the Wicklow site at a point when its beauty is matched only by its archaeological significance.
# Heritage
Hidden Ireland: Ready to meet Ireland's very first farmers?
This week, archaeologist Neil Jackman is awed by the Neolithic treasures of Lough Gur, as well as a stunning Kerry fort complex and a Galway medieval cathedral.
# Heritage
Hidden Ireland: 3 amazing heritage sites to see this autumn
Archaeologist Neil Jackman leads us through a mystical stone circle in Donegal, an abbey with a bloody past in Mayo and a medieval village in Cork.
# Kilkenny
Former owner of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ says delay in demolition ‘wasting taxpayers’ money’
A local group has opposed the plans for a new roadway at the site, claiming that medieval remains should be protected.
# Hidden Ireland
Hidden Ireland: Have you seen this ancient carving of a hurley and sliotar?
For the All-Ireland hurling replay day that’s in it, check out that historic gem (in Donegal!) and others in Tipperary and Tyrone as part of Neil Jackman’s bi-weekly series.
# Heritage
Hidden Ireland: 7 reasons to see the amazing Faughan Valley
Highest waterfalls, venerable mansions, ancient tombs, rare bog flora, proud forts of lost chieftains. Head to Co Derry if all that tickles your fancy.
# history alive
Baby jousting and bog mini-monsters: It's Heritage Week
Free events around the country have been introducing every age to the hidden treasures in their locality.
# Peru
Drones not just for spying - they spot ancient ruins too
The spy craft are not just being used in war and military surveillance – in Peru, they are studying ancient ruins.
# Heritage Week
Hidden Ireland: Heritage Week and the treasures of Waterford
As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman focuses on the historical gems of Waterford – and what you can see in Heritage Week, kicking off today!
# Heritage
Hidden Ireland: How a shipwreck turned into an abbey
As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at three fascinating places to visit this weekend in Wexford, Galway and Meath.
# national treasure
Illegal treasure-hunters targeted by metal detector guidelines
Metal detector users are being warned by Government that they may not be aware their actions are illegal.
# Evolution
Spanish dig seeks prehistoric ancestors of Europeans
Site at caves of Atapuerca has been yielding secrets about evolution of mankind.