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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.

1 hour


BBC Four Archaeology Season

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...

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    Ben Robinson conducts aerial surveys of ancient sites to reveal new evidence of lost civilisations.

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There are lots of features, articles and quizzes covering archaeology and the treasures that have been uncovered in BBC History’s Archaeology section.


Role Contributor
Presenter Julian Richards
Series Producer Cameron Balbirnie
Executive Producer Dominic Crossley-Holland


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