Secrets of the Dead Reaches Back 3,000 Years to Uncover Life in Bronze Age Britain
When the Egyptians were building the pyramids 3,000 years ago, what was going on in Europe? Scholars have long believed that nothing nearly as advanced was happening in Britain at that time, but could a new discovery prove historians wrong? On the edge of Must Farm Quarry in an area southeast of Britain known as the Fens, archaeologists are uncovering the charred remains of a 3,000-year-old English settlement.
Secrets of the Dead: After Stonehenge, which airs at 10pm Wednesday, October 26, on ThinkTV16 and CET, follows a team of archeologists, scientists, historians and specialists, as they shed new light on the ancient history of the western world.
Perfectly preserved in mud, the prehistoric British Bronze Age Village – built at least one thousand years after Stonehenge – has been called the “British Pompeii.” Because the site is so delicate, the experts have been working in secret inside the quarry. But now they are rushing to complete their work and map the site before the land is returned for its owner’s use.
Have their findings forever changed what we know about life in Bronze Age Britain? What revelations about the villager’s lives can be gleaned from the cache of finds, unprecedented in number and quality, emerging from the marshy Fens?