King Solomon's Mines

First transmitted in 1958, Sir Mortimer Wheeler explores the stone ruins of Great Zimbabwe National Monument, a mysterious site once thought to be the source of King Solomon's gold.

Sir Mortimer joins Roger Summers, Chairman of the Southern Rhodesia Historical Monuments Commission, on an excavation of the site to find out more about the largest ruins in southern Africa.

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29 minutes

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Wed 29 Oct 1958 20:45
BBC Television Service

Archaeology at the BBC Collection

Archaeology at the BBC Collection
This programme is part of Archaeology at the BBC - a collection of archaeology programmes from the 1950s to the 1970s. Available online to watch in full.

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Role Contributor
PresenterSir Mortimer Wheeler
ParticipantRoger Summers
ParticipantPamela Grear
Camera OperatorGeoffrey Mangin
ProducerPaul Johnstone

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