Archaeology festival at historic castle

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A two week-long archaeology festival with the first excavation on the site for nearly 40 years will be part of the opening celebrations at Conisbrough Castle.

The archaeology festival will run from June 2 to 13 and feature a community dig at the castle, archaeologists on site and guided tours.

Dr Mark Douglas, properties curator, for English Heritage said: “We are extremely excited about the proposed archaeology festival in the local area. This site has been untouched for almost 40 years and we are anticipating discovering some new and fascinating information about the castle, the local area and its past.”

English Heritage is looking for volunteers help to host the festival. The closing date for applications in Sunday March 9.

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