Introducing Rakewell, Apollo’s wandering eye on the art world. Look out for regular posts taking a rakish perspective on art and museum stories
‘Roman fort discovered under Exeter bus station’. It must be the archaeologist’s dream: to unearth artefacts or buildings of historical significance beneath something so incongruous or everyday as to make a winning headline: ‘Skeleton found under car park confirmed as Richard III’ is a classic of the genre.
To celebrate the latest Devonian discovery, here’s Rakewell’s pick of his favourite ‘discovered under’ headlines of the year so far: