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Alice Roberts shares archaeological discoveries from the west of the UK, including the biggest maritime excavation since the Mary Rose, a Roman bath house and a German camp

Professor Alice Robert explores this year’s most exciting archaeological finds from the west of Britain. Every new discovery was filmed by the archaeologists themselves, giving us an unprecedented view of each excavation as it happens.

In this episode, we join a team as they undertake the largest maritime investigation since the Mary Rose and reveal the extraordinary story of HMS Invincible. At Silchester, archaeologists investigate a bath house that reveals how the Romans stamped their mark on Britain. A buried military camp in Hampshire shows why German soldiers were key to our security in the 18th century, and archaeologist Raksha Dave goes behind the scenes to tell the tragic tale of individuals from a 19th-century pauper’s graveyard.

59 minutes

Last on

Thu 6 Dec 2018 02:30

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alice Roberts
Reporter Raksha Dave
Editor Abigail Priddle
Editor Emeka Onono
Executive Producer Emma Parkins
Executive Producer Eamon Hardy
Series Producer Nick Gillam-Smith

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