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Pub Dig 4: Cavaliers and Cock Ale

After four weeks of fun, frivolity and fascinating finds, the first series of  Pub Dig series has come to an end. Their final foray took us to Banbury, today an attractive market town  – but during the English Civil War this Parliamentarian stronghold was the site of some of the bloodiest fighting of the whole […]

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Time Team: secrets of the Saxon gold

The discovery of the Staffordshire hoard (see CA 236) in July 2009 was one of the most exciting archaeological finds of the last decade. Since then, a dizzying array of interdisciplinary research has taken place to see what this extraordinary collection of artefacts can add to our understanding of Anglo-Saxon England. In this Time Team special, Tony Robinson guided us through what has been found out so far

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Meet the Romans with Mary Beard

In this, the first episode of three, Mary Beard (Cambridge’s Professor of Classics) sets out to find the human stories behind the dazzling spectacle of ancient Rome.

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Pub Dig 3 – pints and pilgrims

Another week, another micro-dig courtesy of the Pub Dig team, and this time Rory and Paul are at the Six Bells in St Albans, Herts. Built in c.1600, this is the only pub standing within the walls of old Verulamium, once the third biggest city in Roman Britain. Will the team unearth evidence of the site’s Roman past?

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Pub Dig 2 – gin and comics

The Pub Dig team are back, hunting for ‘evidence of historical naughtiness’ beneath Ye Olde Smugglers Inne in Alfriston, East Sussex.

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Pub Dig 1 – a barrel of laughs

Last night saw the first episode of Pub Dig premiere on Channel 5: an exuberant hunt for Elizabeth I’s lost dockyard – once home to the fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588.