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The Mystery of the Roman Treasure
The Sevso treasure comprises of 14 fabulous Roman silver vessels, considered to be one of the most important and beautiful collections of ancient silver ever discovered. Yet instead of being the star attraction at a major museum, the treasure is believed to be currently languishing out of public view in the basement of a London auction-house. Tony Robinson untangles the complex tale traces the history of the Sevso treasure, a controversial Roman artefact comprised of 14 silver vessels, and believed to have been a part of the illicit antique trade.
The Lost WWI Dugout
Marking the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I, Tony Robinson joins an unprecedented archaeological expedition in search of a perfectly preserved bunker, or dugout, called the Vampir. Beneath the paralysed front in Belgium, elite tunnelling companies created a deep maze of tunnels and dugouts, which was the only safe place to hide when shelling made the surface hell above.
Swords, Skulls And Strongholds
The Iron Age is the period of about 800 years before the Romans arrived to turn this nation of disparate tribes into a single state. No writing survives from the time; the only accounts were written by the conquering Romans. It was a crucial yet mysterious period of British history.
The Lost Dock Of Liverpool
As the new European Capital of Culture rockets toward a new future, Tony and the team are given access to the largest dig in the programme's history as they scour the 42-acre site of the Paradise project in Liverpool to unearth its secrets. Interestingly, they discover that a similar state of redevelopment existed 300 years ago as the small seven-street town on a muddy pool was transformed from an industrial backwater into a world-port catapulting itself onto the international trading stage. Whilst excavating within the new buildings sites around the Pier Head, the team takes a look at the city's maritime history. Reinvention and regeneration have created a mammoth building site, the trenches of which become the team's playground for unearthing clues to Liverpool's past.
The Real Knights Of The Round Table
Under the Queen's private lawn at Windsor Castle lie the foundations of one of the most enigmatic - and significant - buildings in English history: the Round Table. The building was lost until Time Team excavated its remains and proved its existence. But finding the building was just the beginning of the story. Built by Edward III on the grounds of what is now the Queen's private lawn at Windsor Castle, the huge building stood for only half a century, yet was a stepping stone in Edward III's success. Robinson embarks on a journey of discovery that takes him back into the heart of medieval chivalry.
Time Team reports on a prickly issue in the world of old artefacts whilst on a secret investigation into a possible Viking boat burial in Yorkshire. After metal detectorists make a major discovery of coins, silver and swords a small team of archaeologists set out to uncover the source of these remarkable objects.moreless