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(1) Reconstruction of the South Yard, the slave quarters at the James Madison mansion, marks the beginning of a new chapter at Montpelier.  (2) A beautiful Iron Age Mirror found by a metal detectorist in Oxfordshire, UK, is a piece of craftmanship used more than 2,000 years ago.  (3) HMS Fowey, a British frigate, struck a coral reef and sank in 1748, coming to rest within the boundaries of Biscayne National Park.  The National Park Service conducted underwater excavations on the site.

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Archaeological Finds (Oxfordshire County Council Museums)

Curator’s Choice: A beautifully crafted Through the Looking Glass-style 1st Century BC mirror (Culture 24)

HMS Fowey (Wikipedia)

James Madison (History)

The Legare Anchorage shipwreck site—Grave of HMS Fowey, Biscayne National Park, Florida (International Journal of Nautical Archaeology)

Oxfordshire Iron Age Mirror (Sharon Woodward)

South Yard Restoration (Montpelier)