Sacred Women of the Iron Age
Archaeologist Julian Richards has the latest on two very different burials of Iron Age women and a brand new discovery in a rare chariot burial.
Archaeologist Julian Richards returns to some of his most important digs to discover how science, conservation, and brand new finds have changed our understanding of entire eras of ancient history. Julian goes back to the excavation of two very different Iron Age woman - the possible sacrifice of a teenage girl from the Cotswolds, and the extraordinary chariot queen whose well preserved possessions are leading to some astonishing new conclusions about Iron Age belief, all because of a mirror and its otter-fur bag.
BBC Four Archaeology Season
This programme is part of a BBC Four season exploring our fascination with uncovering the past.
Find out more about the other programmes in the season...
- Archaeology: A Secret History
Dr Richard Miles seeks out ancient treasures and explores our relationship with the past.
- The Flying Archaeologist
Ben Robinson conducts aerial surveys of ancient sites to reveal new evidence of lost civilisations.
- Nelson’s Caribbean Hell-hole: An Eighteenth Century Navy Graveyard Uncovered
Human bones found in Antigua trigger an investigation into a dark chapter of Britain's imperial past.
- The Archaeology at the BBC Collection - Robin Lane Fox explores the BBC's first ventures into archaeology programming.
- The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars
Peter Barton investigates the military mining that played a big part in the tactics of both sides during WWI.
|Series Producer||Cameron Balbirnie|
|Executive Producer||Dominic Crossley-Holland|