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Archaeology at the BBC

Sir Mortimer and Magnus: the Festival Dig.

Jolly good wot. I won't spoil this topping story which Sir Malcolm Wheeler expertly (and meanderingly) spins for you and 'Mag'* about some rare and gruesome finds at Stanwick. He's raconteur and archaeologist combined, and a character from a totally different era. This is confirmed with a shock when he describes how he looked out of a window to see troops passing at the outbreak of the first world war. He's a sprightly 84 in this 15 minute film from 1974.

(* I defy anyone not to cringe at this point.)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
1st January 2014ce
Edited 2nd January 2014ce

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