The Mystery of the Roman Treasure

Friday 26 December at 7:00pm on C4

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 the treasure is believed to be currently languishing out of public view in the basement of a London auction-house. Many senior figures in the cultural world, claim the treasure is the result of the trade in illicit antiquities. In this unusual Time Team special Tony Robinson untangles the complex tale of looting, alleged murder and high-level corruption as he gets a glimpse of the scale of this billion-pound worldwide trade.

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