Trains in the Round

Digs & Discoveries September/October 2012


For nearly 100 years beginning in 1864, railway roundhouses outside the busy city of York serviced and stored steam locomotives of England’s North Eastern Railway. In 1960, when diesel and electric trainshad superseded the steam engine, the roundhouses were abandoned and then forgotten until engineers inspecting the site of a new rail operating and training facility discovered their foundations. Archaeologists are working to record and preserve the site, which is still called by its nineteenth-century name, “The Engineers’ Triangle,” before the new buildings are erected on top of the roundhouses. —Jarrett A. Lobell

  • Artifacts September/October 2012

    Clay Tablet

    A previously unknown ancient language is discovered on a 2,700-year-old tablet

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  • Around the World September/October 2012


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  • Digs & Discoveries September/October 2012

    The Seeds of Inequality

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  • Features September/October 2012

    Final Resting Place of an Outlaw

    Archaeological and forensic detective work lead to the remains of Ned Kelly, one of Australia’s most celebrated, reviled, and polarizing historical figures

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