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Cambridge museum up for top arts award

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is a finalists for the prestigious Art Fund Prize Museum of the Year. Credit: ITV Anglia

A museum in Cambridge is in the running to receive a prize of £100,000 - the largest arts prize in the UK.

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, which recently had a major facelift, is one of ten finalists for the prestigious Art Fund Prize Museum of the Year.

The Cambridge museum will have to wait until June to find out if it's been successful.


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Final words of Scott of the Antarctic

One of the last letters written by Antarctic explorer Captain Scott has been bought by the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge.

The letter was written as he lay dying in his tent on the way back from the South Pole. It reveals his fears for the future, for his wife and son - and the certainty that he wouldn't make it back.

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

Richard III's Northamptonshire roots

Archaelogists are celebrating an extraordinary discovery after confirming that the body found buried under a car park in Leicester is that of King Richard III - the last monarch to die in battle, in 1485.

Today's revelations haven't just caused a stir where the King met his death, but also at the place where he was born - in Northamptonshire.


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'We have searched for Richard and we have found him'

"Wow, today marks the culmination of an extraordinary journey of discovery.

We have searched for Richard and we have found him, now it is time to honour him."

– Philippa Langley, Richard III Society

She describes how it was a near-miss. The dig almost got cancelled because one of the funding bodies pulled out.

The tomb design will be revealed in the next few weeks.

Remains of Northamptonshire born King found

King Richard III skull was found under a Leicester car park Credit: University of Leicester

More than 550 years since he was born at Fotheringay Castle in Northamptonshire, the body of King Richard III has been found under a car park in Leicester.

The last Yorkist King died in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Henry Tudor won that battle and took the throne as Henry VII.

King Richard III's body was exhumed in September. The skeleton had a curved spine, consistent with accounts of Richard III's appearance. Today, scientists at the University of Leicester confirmed that - after DNA testing - the body was that of the former King's.

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