Paul Wilkinson, the school’s director, said: “This is important for Roman archaeology because this is the first theatre of its type found in Britain. We haven’t even begun to touch on the amount of archaeology which is there.”
The 150th anniversary of the London Underground is being marked with a series of exhibitions and events. The first stretch of the Tube network, then known as the Metropolitan Railway, opened on 9 January 1863 and is the oldest section of underground railway in the world, carrying an estimated 26,000 passengers every day in the first six months of operation. A set of ten stamps has also been released marking the anniversary, featuring reproductions of contemporary lithographs and posters.
Further excavations are set to take place elsewhere in Burma in the coming months, with the researchers hoping to find up to 120 aircraft. The practice of buring supplies and equipment was commonplace at the end of the war, Cundall argues, with research suggesting that US engineers interred them when they were no longer needed.
A man recorded to be the oldest in Britain has died at the age of 110. Reg Dean, who was born in Tunstall in Staffordshire on 4 November 1902, died at his home in Derbyshire on 5 January. Dean was ordained in the Church of England and served as an army captain in Burma during the Second World War, before going on to work as a teacher. He is succeeded to the title of the UK’s most aged by Sheffield resident Ralph Tarrant, who is 109.
Image credits: London Transport Museum (underground); Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey (graffiti)