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This is not a drill: we are recruiting for a Finds Specialist ! Apply today for the opportunity to learn from our fantastic finds specialists and grow your skill set working with a wide range of Saxon, medieval and post-medieval finds:
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MOLA Aug 16
Have you visited the exhibition at yet? Did you spot these egg cases we found in a Roman bread oven under 's European HQ, which are the earliest evidence for cockroaches in the British Isles?
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MOLA Aug 16
If you fancy... 📰 Assisting with our PR and marketing 📽️ Supervising film crews 🤳 Getting creative on our social media channels 🗣️ Sharing our research and discoveries in engaging ways Apply to become our new Communications Assistant!
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MOLA Aug 16
Replying to @Bexx_FLO
How interesting, thanks so much for sharing! The handle doesn't seem to be hollow, no.
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MOLA Aug 16
Replying to @MOLArchaeology
The zoomorphic handle is pretty unique, and suggests that the potter had a lively sense of humour. What sort of creature do you think it is? 😽🐸🐶⁉️
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MOLA Aug 16
For today’s : a fantastic beast and where we found it! This snazzy medieval pot lid was found during a recent excavation in London's West End. It is made in ‘coarse London-type ware’, and is of late 12th-century date. Lids are very unusual at this time.
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MOLA Aug 15
Cereal crops like wheat and barley were part of the daily diet of past populations living in Cambridgeshire - but archaeobotanists are uncovering evidence that other possibly toxic plant-based foods might have been on the menu too…
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MOLA Aug 14
Replying to @MOLArchaeology
Read our latest blog from Historic Building Officer Lauren to find out what else our survey has revealed about Drapers' Hall's Air Raid shelter past:
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MOLA Aug 14
Replying to @MOLArchaeology
Another poster found in the basement exclaims "PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN". I was published by the Medical Officer of Health for Coventry, and promotes inoculation in local clinics.
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MOLA Aug 14
Replying to @MOLArchaeology
🧥 "Do not wear your coat in bed/ Keep it for the street instead/ It is chillier out there/ And you'll need the extra wear" 🧥
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MOLA Aug 14
Replying to @MOLArchaeology
🦷 "Before you come here do make sure/ Your mouth and teeth are clean and pure/ Use water (warm), a little salt/ Decay and germs they'll help to halt" 🦷
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MOLA Aug 14
Replying to @MOLArchaeology
🦠 "If you see a neighbour spit/ Let the warden know of it/ On this matter please be firm/ Handkerchiefs will stop that germ" 🦠
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MOLA Aug 14
Replying to @MOLArchaeology
🤧 "If you have a cough or sneeze/ Hand to mouth, remember, please/ You would soon be catching flu/ If everybody coughed on you." 🤧
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MOLA Aug 14
Replying to @MOLArchaeology
Through rhymes and cartoons, small steps guide inhabitants through how to stay well during their stay in the shelter. It is a wonderful window into the public health agenda at the time. Here are a few highlights:
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MOLA Aug 14
This poster dates to , when the basement of Drapers' Hall in Coventry was used as an Air Raid Precautions shelter for over 200 people. It was found by our buildings archaeologists during a recent survey for , supported by :
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MOLA Aug 14
💡Keep those outline PhD project ideas coming in!💡 Only UK university academic supervisors can apply at this stage.
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MOLA Aug 13
Recently found in Coventry at Drapers' Hall for and this 16th or 17th c. bird bone pen would have been dipped in ink. Cue ! More on our blog:
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MOLA Aug 12
The earliest depiction known of Fotheringhay Castle (c.1640) shows a quadrangle around the curtain walls of the inner bailey. However, we recently surveyed the site for and our results paint quite a different picture of the castle's form: 🤔
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MOLA Aug 10
Hear our experts talk to about , and the fascinating discoveries made at the site of his burial in on
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MOLA Aug 9
We’ve created a self-guided walk of so that you can explore the many historic treasures on offer in the neighbourhood!
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