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Prehistoric women's arms 'stronger than those of today's elite rowers'

New light shed on role of women in ancient communities, as bone analysis reveals profound effect of manual agricultural labour on the human body

Harold's Stones (Standing Stones)

Mystery as landmark defaced overnight§ionIs=news&searchyear=2017

RESIDENTS of Trellech woke up to a strange sight on Sunday morning (1st October) when their historic standing stones took on a new look.
The three stones are known as Harold’s Stones, supposedly erected by Harold, last of the Saxon kings, in commemoration of a victory over the Britons in 1063. The stones also supposedly gave the village its name, with ‘tri’ meaning three, and ‘llech,’ stone, in ancient Welsh.
But Sunday morning saw the stones clad in a white plastic with the letters L, E and S taped onto the plastic. The ‘work of art’ had been signed ‘Angel 17’ which gave no clues to the originator of the work.
Local resident Stephanie Poulter first saw them when driving by and thought to herself that some effort had been put into this.
“It was a mystery who had done this but obviously someone had gone to a great deal of effort,” she told the Beacon.
The plot thickened as by 5pm, the wrapping had vanished, taken down by someone unknown.

Silbury Hill (Artificial Mound)

Silbury Hill's Anglo-Saxon makeover
Silbury Hill acquired its distinctive shape in more modern times, according to new archaeological evidence.

Uffington White Horse (Hill Figure)

Vandals deface Uffington White Horse in Oxfordshire


Huge Haul of Iron Age Coins Found

One of the UK's largest hauls of Iron Age gold coins, which would have been worth in today's money up to £1m, has been found in Suffolk.


Dig unearths Stone Age sculptures

Rare artefacts from the late Stone Age have been uncovered in Russia.

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