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Invaders

Digging for Britain, Series 2 Episode 2 of 4

In this week's episode, Dr Alice Roberts travels back to the Viking Age in Britain and visits excavations that are revealing a different side to these seafaring pirates from Scandinavia.

She looks for signs of the earliest Viking settlers in the Outer Hebrides, and in Orkney - where Viking dominance outlasted anywhere else in Britain - she visits the excavation of a Viking chief's citadel and finds evidence of their way-of-life.

There's an extraordinary collection of silver and gold that demonstrates the furthest reaches of the Vikings' trading empire and excavations in York - famously the capital of Viking England. This episode also includes a fresh look at some of our most celebrated Viking finds, such as the fantastic Lewis Chessmen, which are currently the subject of major new research.

59 minutes

Last on

Fri 25 Nov 2011 02:55

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterAlice Roberts
PresenterAlice Roberts
ProducerSarah Jobling
ProducerSarah Jobling
DirectorSarah Jobling
DirectorSarah Jobling
Executive ProducerJohn Farren
Executive ProducerJohn Farren
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