The Lost King review – Frears and Coogan’s Richard III excavation story rewrites its own history | Toronto film festival 2022

This peculiar, tonally uncertain, quirky-solemn-sentimental movie is based on the true story of Philippa Langley, likably played here by Sally Hawkins, the amateur British history enthusiast who in 2012 became globally famous for discovering the remains of Richard III beneath a Leicester car park. By her own account, Langley was a member of the Richard […]

‘Weird, wonderful’: rare dig at Arthur’s Stone writes new story of neolithic site | Archaeology

High above one of western Britain’s loveliest valleys, the silence is broken by the sound of gentle digging, scraping and brushing, along with bursts of excited chatter as another ancient feature is revealed or a curious visitor stops by to find out what is going on. This summer archaeologists have been granted rare permission to […]

2,000-year-old Greek computer comes back to life

Watch a working model of the ancient clockwork device that some call the world’s first computer Regulars of the Science Weekly podcast will remember our interview with Jo Marchant, the author of Decoding the Heavens. The book tells the story of the Antikythera mechanism, a mysterious clockwork object made up of numerous meshed cogs that was discovered more than a […]