A NEW exhibition commemorating the role of women in archaeology is opening in the region this week.

‘Shattering Perceptions: The Women of Archaeology’ will open on Thursday at Durham University’s Museum of Archaeology at Palace Green Library.

The exhibition features personal items owned by North-East born archaeologist Gertrude Bell, as well as objects excavated from Jericho by the Mistress of Stratigraphy, Dame Kathleen Kenyon.

Museum curator Gemma Lewis said “Students have created a fun-filled and information packed exhibition with plenty of fantastic stories about women and archaeology”.

The exhibition, which includes groundbreaking work from the university, will run until Monday, October 29.