Britain's Pompeii is a History Documentary programme.


Britain's Pompeii

Professor Alice Roberts joins the team excavating a 3,000-year-old Bronze Age village in the Cambridgeshire Fens that has been called the British Pompeii. The village earned its nickname because 3,000 years ago it burned to the ground, and as it burned it fell into the peat, preserving both the houses and their contents. Until its discovery, we had little real idea of what life was like in Bronze Age Britain. Now we can peek inside our ancestors' homes as archaeologists discover roundhouses and the contents inside them. These roundhouses were built in a style never seen in the UK before - testimony not only to the villagers' technical skills, but also of their connections to Europe. The team has made other discoveries on the dig - from Britain's oldest-found wheel to swords used in battle, and bowls still containing preserved remnants of food. One of the biggest revelations is the discovery of a complete set of the early technology used to produce cloth.

Genre: History Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Britain's Pompeii next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 September 28th, 1:00am. See more...