On 3rd February BBC 2 broadcast ‘Digging for Britain’ – ‘Professor Alice Roberts and archaeologist Matt Williams present 2014’s most outstanding archaeology. In the summer, archaeologists have been unearthing our history in hundreds of digs across Britain. They have gone to extraordinary lengths to uncover long lost treasures – retelling our story in a way only archaeology can.
In this episode, we’re in the east of Britain. Sites include:
Must Farm: The Cambridgeshire site is called the Pompeii of the Bronze Age and gives an unparalleled glimpse of life 3,000 years ago.
Colchester: Roman treasure hidden as Queen Boudicca rampaged through the town.
Oakington: Burial rituals revealing the secrets of Anglo-Saxon childbirth.
Lyminge: Investigating a mysterious Anglo-Saxon royal hall.
Basing House: Examining the final days of this 16th-century Tudor complex.
Silchester: Important Roman finds from the longest-running archaeological dig in the country tell of the Emperor Nero’s personal involvement.
You can still watch this episode here –http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b051htk1/digging-for-britain-series-3-1-east
Keep a look out for Gabor Thomas and Alex Knox at Lyminge, as well as Mike Fulford, Amanda Clarke, Nick Pankhurst and Sarah Lambert-Gates at Silchester (Amanda, Nick and Sarah – are voices behind the camera!)