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The Festival Dig

First transmitted in 1974, Magnus Magnusson talks to Sir Mortimer Wheeler about his excavation at Stanwick St John in Yorkshire during the Festival of Britain celebrations in 1951. It was there that Wheeler uncovered the Iron Age stronghold of the Brigantes, a tribe of Celts.

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Thu 5 Jun 1975 07:55


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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  • Thu 26 Sep 1974 20:45
  • Thu 5 Jun 1975 07:55

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