Sunday, September 02, 2012

Time Team experts left lost for superlatives after secret dig at Norfolk's Branodunum fort

Branodunum, a Roman fort built near the modern village of Brancaster almost 1,800 years ago, has been the site for a secret Time Team investigation

Experts at Branodunum, a fort near Brancaster on the north Norfolk coast, say a rapid excavation by Channel 4's Time Team has resulted in "unparalleled insights" into the lives of Roman communities in Britain.

Tony Robinson and his televisual accomplices deployed ground imaging and exploratory trenches in the most thorough survey of the fort ever held. Although the archaeological importance of the nature reserve is well known, the last dig at the site took place during the 1930s.