Two Leicester archaeologists win prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize
Two academics from the University of Leicester’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History have each been awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme...
New evidence traces herpes virus back almost 5,000 years
Researchers have mapped the genetic structure of the herpes virus and, for the first time, traced its European origin back almost 5,000 years.
Leicester archaeologists expand excavations at Leicester Cathedral site
The team behind the discovery of Richard III have resumed major archaeological excavations at Leicester Cathedral, close to where the King was found.
Digging for Britain: Leicester Archaeology projects to feature on BBC
Projects led by Leicester archaeologists are to be showcased on the new series of BBC TWO’s primetime TV series Digging for Britain in the New Year.
New resource strips everyday Roman handwriting bare
A new open-access resource to help researchers study Roman handwriting has been released.
Extraordinary Roman mosaic and villa discovered beneath farmer's field in Rutland
Archaeologists have unearthed the first Roman mosaic of its kind in the UK.
Thrown to the Lions? New evidence revealed for the use of lions during executions in Roman Britain
Archaeologists in Leicester have discovered an elaborately-decorated Roman bronze key handle portraying the execution of captives in the arena by...
University historian drives successful campaign for Leicestershire flag
The county of Leicestershire has ended its 1,000-year wait for an official flag, thanks to the work of a historian based at the University of...
New approach will help identify drugs that can ‘glue’ proteins together
A new screening method that can test the effectiveness of therapeutic molecules designed to ‘glue’ proteins together in the body has been...
Animal mummies unwrapped: hi-res 3D X-rays reveal secrets of life and death in ancient Egypt
Three mummified animals from ancient Egypt have been digitally unwrapped and dissected by researchers from the University of Leicester and...