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National Archaeology Day

It’s National Archaeology Day.

Manx National Heritage is marking the occasion at Castle Rushen between ten am and five o’clock this afternoon (Sunday).

There’ll be talks covering a wide range of topics from what life was like for a soldier stationed at a Castle Rushen to learning about the history of shipwrecks around the southern coastline.

There’ll also be the chance to have some fun playing popular medieval games, demonstrations of how medicines and tinctures were prepared, and visitors can even try their hand at making some medieval toothpaste!

A kitchen-hand will show visitors what people ate at Castle Rushen along with the recipes that were being prepared 500 years ago, while visitors can learn about the Stanley family and the Isle of Man’s role in the Battle of Bosworth, an important battle during the War of the Roses.

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