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Bronze Age homes unearthed in East Anglian Fens

Archaeologists working in the Cambridgeshire Fens have uncovered what could the best-preserved Bronze Age dwellings ever found in Britain.

The large, circular houses at Must Farm at Whittlesey near Peterborough stood on stilts over a river 3,000 years ago.

Bronze Age homes which have been buried for 3,000 years have been unearthed near Peterborough. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's not the first time archaeological finds of world importance have been unearthed in the Anglia region, which has provided rich pickings for history hunters.

  • In the 1930s the famous Sutton Hoo burial ground was unearthed, it's now believed that it could have been the last resting place of the Anglo Saxon King Raedwald.
  • In 1998 the Sea Henge site was uncovered in Holme next the Sea in North Norfolk, it was an important ceremonial site during the bronze age.
  • In 2014 fossilised footprints were found on the Norfolk coast. They are around 900,000 years old and belong to the first humans to settle in northern Europe.

Click below to watch a report on what's been dubbed Britain's Pompeii from ITV News Anglia's Olivia Kinsley

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You may have noticed that ITV News Anglia has a new look.

The nightly news programme for the East of England has a brand-new set to bring ITV News Anglia into line with the rest of the ITV network news.

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Victorian student's diary reveals exam stress hasn't changed in 150 years

The diary of Victorian student Francis Hutton has gone on display at St John's College. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The diary of a young man who was a student at Cambridge University in the Victorian period is being put on public display for the first time.

It reveals that the stress of exams certainly hasn't changed in the past 150 years.

The notebook can be viewed at St John's College library as part of Open Cambridge week.

Student Francis Hutton's handwriting is suitably spidery and the diary is complete with amusing doodles. It gives a fascinating insight into life at the college in the 1800s.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

Rare WW2 jeep stolen from Duxford Imperial War Museum

The rare 1944 Willys Jeep stolen from the Imperial War Museum in Duxford. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

The owner of a rare Second World War jeep stolen while it was on show at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford says he's been left devastated as it belonged to his father.

The American Marine used it while he was stationed at Pearl Harbour during the war.

It was being displayed as part of a classic vehicle event when it was taken on Sunday.

The 73-year-old owner, who doesn't want to be named, says it has 'great sentimental value' and just wants it back.

"It is extremely upsetting to lose the Jeep because it held such fond memories of my father.

"These Jeeps were built to last no longer than a week, or one tank of fuel. Soldiers even had printed instructions on how to destroy them quickly to prevent them falling into enemy hands.”

– Jeep's owner
Police in Cambridgeshire want help from the public in recovering the stolen jeep. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police
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