Archaeology discovery day to unearth Bradgate Park’s mysteries

Free public event to explore new findings at popular attraction to take place on Saturday 27 June. Come and learn about the latest archaeological discoveries being made at Leicestershire’s Bradgate Park by School of Archaeology and ULAS archaeologists during a free family Open Day on Saturday 27 June, between 11.00am – 4.00pm. The many mysteries of Leicestershire’s 850-acre deer park will be explored by the archaeological team over … Continue reading Archaeology discovery day to unearth Bradgate Park’s mysteries

Archaeological fieldschool launched at Bradgate Park

Archaeologists set to unearth secrets from the Stone Age through to the Second World War at popular county attraction. The many mysteries of Leicestershire’s 850-acre deer park are set to be explored by archaeologists at the University of Leicester over the next five years with the launch of a fieldschool at Bradgate Park. The public park in Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire, best known as the location … Continue reading Archaeological fieldschool launched at Bradgate Park

Rare decorated Iron Age chariot fittings found at Burrough Hill hillfort

University of Leicester archaeologists have made a ‘once-in-a-career’ discovery of the decorated bronze remains of an Iron Age chariot. A team from ULAS and the University’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History has unearthed a hoard of rare bronze fittings from a 2nd or 3rd century BC chariot which appears to have been buried as a religious offering.  The archaeologists found the remains during their … Continue reading Rare decorated Iron Age chariot fittings found at Burrough Hill hillfort