Secrets Of The Saxon Gold: A Time Team Special

7:55pm Sunday, April 22 on C4

In July 2009, amateur metal detectorist Terry Herbert found an Anglo-Saxon treasure hoard worth over $3 million in a Staffordshire field. The hoard was saved for the nation by Stoke on Trent and Birmingham Museums, who, with the aid of a lottery grant and public donations, purchased it jointly. Two years ago Channel 4 told the story of the discovery of these golden, richly jewelled objects. Now, with the initial phase of the post-excavation process nearing completion, archaeologists are beginning to unlock the secrets of the hoard.

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