Invaders

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Digging for Britain, Series 2 Episode 2 of 4

Duration: 59 minutes

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.

  • Dr Alice Roberts at dig site on Isle of Harris

    Dr Alice Roberts at dig site on Isle of Harris

  • Dr Alice Roberts with Prof. John Hunter and Kevin Colls

    Dr Alice Roberts with Prof. John Hunter and Kevin Colls

Credits

Presenter
Alice Roberts
Presenter
Alice Roberts
Producer
Sarah Jobling
Producer
Sarah Jobling
Director
Sarah Jobling
Director
Sarah Jobling
Executive Producer
John Farren
Executive Producer
John Farren

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