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Season 18 Episode 2

West Langton, Leicestershire

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Aired Sunday 5:45 PM Feb 13, 2011 on Channel 4
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West Langton, Leicestershire
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Saxon Death, Saxon Gold Tony Robinson and the archaeologists excavate a site in Leicestershire which they believe contains an Anglo-Saxon burial ground. Though their initial search for a cemetery proves fruitless, more digging leads to the experts uncovering evidence of several types of funeral, as well as a highly valuable piece of jewellery - and one member of the team volunteers to take part in a re-creation of a cremation ceremony from the period.moreless

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    Peter Liddle

    Peter Liddle

    County Archaeologist

    Guest Star

    Tracey Smith (II)

    Tracey Smith (II)

    Field Archaeologist

    Recurring Role

    Ian Barclay

    Ian Barclay

    Digger/Driver

    Recurring Role

    Raksha Dave

    Raksha Dave

    Field Archaeologist

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      • Tony: Hard to believe it but this field is a bit of a hit with archaeologists. Not when it's like this obviously, but when it's like this it's a real belter. Because over the years it's produced metal brooches, beads, stuff and loads of pottery, including this. It may not look much but it's actually part of a 6th century cremation urn. A c sign of the complex burial practices carried out by the Anglo Saxons. So if there is a Saxon cemetery here, can we find it and if we can what else might be down here, and most importantly what will it tell us about the way our ancestors treated the dead.


        Oh and by the end of the dig one of our team is going to have witnessed their own Saxon funeral, spooky.


      • Tony: It's a lot for three days


        Mick: Yeah, it usually is


        Tony: That could be the understatement of the year


      • Tony: So we're now looking at an Anglo Saxon site that spanned centuries, at different times was a home for the living and the dead.


      • (Looking at the cleaned brooch)


        Mick: Pretty impressive, hey Phil?


        Phil: Amazing. This one here is only the 4th one of this type.


        Mick: Only four?


        Phil: to be found in Britain, but it's probably the best of the lot

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