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(posted Tuesday October 27th)

">Vertebra from Driffield Terrace with decpitation cut

The York Archaeological Trust for Research and Excavation has now made the Driffield Terrace osteological report available on their website. Current research into bite marks on one of the Roman skeletons is investigating whether they were gladiators.


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Exhibition: Plague, Poverty and Prayer Exhibition at Barley Hall

Barley Hall Exhibition by The York Press
Barley Hall Exhibition by The York Press

Plague Poverty and Prayer is a new exhibition at the historic medieval townhouse of Barley Hall

Award winning children’s author Terry Deary comes to Barley Hall with a brand new exhibition that explores the life, death and all the gruesome bits in between, in York during the Middle Ages.



Costumes and excerpts from the popular BBC TV show Horrible Histories will take centre stage alongside archaeological evidence from York’s medieval cemeteries and records of how the people of York were treated, cured, and killed by the medical practitioners of the time. A skeleton with leprosy, analysed by York Osteoarchaeology Ltd, will be exhibited at Barley Hall.

More information available from www.yorkpress.co.uk ext