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January issue out now

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January issue out now

The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition Denis Judd examines how George VI's ordinariness inspired the love of the nation.

Elsewhere in the magazine, Martin Johnes considers how history has impacted on the construction of Welsh national identity.

Charlotte Hodgman

 

Charlotte Hodgman is Features Editor for BBC History Magazine 

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Neanderthal bone structure discovered in Ukraine

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Neanderthal bone structure discovered in Ukraine
Archaeologists believe they have discovered the remains of a 44,000-year-old Neanderthal building constructed using the bones of mammoths near the town of Molodova in eastern Ukraine. The structure, which is made from 16 large bones, including mammoth skulls, jaws, 14 tusks and leg bones, contained at least 25 hearths filled with ash, indicating that it was used for some time. Many of the bones were decorated with carvings and ochre pigments.
Charlotte Hodgman

 

Charlotte Hodgman is Features Editor for BBC History Magazine 

From disaster at Upnor to triumph at Quiberon Bay
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Neolithic ‘earth mother’ discovered in France

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Neolithic ‘earth mother’ discovered in France

Archaeologists have unearthed what they believe to be a Neolithic ‘earth mother’ figurine in the ruins of a Neolithic kiln on the banks of the river Somme. The 6,000-year-old statuette, which was fired from local earth clay, is thought to have broken into five or six pieces during the firing process in around 4300–3600 BC, but is still being hailed as one of the most complete and well-preserved examples ever found.

Charlotte Hodgman

 

Charlotte Hodgman is Features Editor for BBC History Magazine 

From disaster at Upnor to triumph at Quiberon Bay
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Christmas issue out now

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Christmas issue out now

The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition Mark Stoyle investigates popular resistance to the Puritan assault on Christmas during the 1640s and 1650s.

Elsewhere in the magazine, Julie V Gottlieb describes how Britain’s female ‘pacifist’ voters were vilified for supporting Neville Chamberlain’s disastrous appeasement policy.

Charlotte Hodgman

 

Charlotte Hodgman is Features Editor for BBC History Magazine 

From disaster at Upnor to triumph at Quiberon Bay
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Stonehenge once the site of sun worshipping

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Stonehenge once the site of sun worshipping

Two pits discovered at Stonehenge could indicate that the site was used as a place of sun worship before the stones were erected more than 5,000 years ago, according to a team of archaeologists working as part of the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project.

Charlotte Hodgman

 

Charlotte Hodgman is Features Editor for BBC History Magazine 

From disaster at Upnor to triumph at Quiberon Bay
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Pre-Inca sacrificed babies discovered

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Pre-Inca sacrificed babies discovered

Archaeologists in Peru believe they have found the remains of 44 children, aged between newborn and three years, who may have been sacrificed 600–700 years ago. The bodies were found buried in pairs, placed in baskets, and positioned around stone funerary towers at the Sillustani archaeological site in Peru. All of the bodies had a volcanic stone placed on their chest, together with a variety of offerings such as animals, food, dishes and pitchers.

Charlotte Hodgman

 

Charlotte Hodgman is Features Editor for BBC History Magazine 

From disaster at Upnor to triumph at Quiberon Bay
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Bronze Age burial site found on Dartmoor

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Bronze Age burial site found on Dartmoor

A collection of early Bronze Age remains and artefacts discovered in a peat mound on Dartmoor in Devon is being hailed as one of the most important finds in the last 100 years by archaeologists. A burial cist – stone-built chest – found at the site revealed cremated human bone, and burnt textile placed within animal hide or fur. Also unearthed was a woven bag filled with around 100 amber and shale beads.

Charlotte Hodgman

 

Charlotte Hodgman is Features Editor for BBC History Magazine 

From disaster at Upnor to triumph at Quiberon Bay
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Flanders Field poppy found in house move

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Flanders Field poppy found in house move

A red poppy plucked from Flanders Field in July 1916 has come to light during a house move.

Charlotte Hodgman

 

Charlotte Hodgman is Features Editor for BBC History Magazine 

From disaster at Upnor to triumph at Quiberon Bay
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December issue out now

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December issue out now

The latest issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale. In our new edition, Helen Rappaport explains how the death of Prince Albert on 14 December 1861 dealt a hammer blow to the monarchy, and examines the extent of Queen Victoria's grief.

Elsewhere in the magazine, BBC History Magazine's Rob Attar speaks to three veterans who endured forced marches as PoWs during the Second World War.

Charlotte Hodgman

 

Charlotte Hodgman is Features Editor for BBC History Magazine 

From disaster at Upnor to triumph at Quiberon Bay
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Teeth and jaw are earliest Homo sapien remains

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Teeth and jaw are earliest Homo sapien remains

Two baby teeth and a jaw fragment have been confirmed as the earliest known remains of Homo sapiens in Europe, according to research published in the journal Nature.

Charlotte Hodgman

 

Charlotte Hodgman is Features Editor for BBC History Magazine 

From disaster at Upnor to triumph at Quiberon Bay
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