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Archaeologists find Roman objects abandoned during a British rebellion, traces of the lost Iona monastery, and a weapons hoard belonging to a wealthy Bronze Age warrior.

Professor Alice Roberts explores some of this year's most exciting archaeological finds from the north of Britain. Each discovery comes straight from the site, filmed by the archaeologists themselves. Alice discovers the well-preserved writing tablets, swords and domestic items left by Romans at Vindolanda during a time of British rebellion. On the Scottish island of Iona, there are traces of a long-lost monastery and pilgrimage site that was originally built by the legendary Saint Columba, and has been compared to Jerusalem. In the east of Scotland, a weapons hoard belonging to a wealthy Bronze Age warrior is unearthed.

58 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Alice Roberts
Production Company 360 Production
Executive Producer Emma Parkins
Series Producer Nick Gillam-Smith
Director Fiona Cushley
Producer Fiona Cushley


Digging for Ireland

Digging for Ireland

Outstanding archaeology from Ireland, including perfectly preserved Iron Age bog bodies