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Sacred Wonders of Britain
Ep: 1 "Sacred Wonders of Britain"
Archeologist Neil Oliver sets off on a journey to reveal the sacred face of Britain, an ancient landscape of belief and ritual that lies hidden just below the surface of the modern world. From Britain's remotest islands to the heart of its cities, Neil searches for clues that tell us how these wonders came to be. What was it about Britain's rich and varied landscape that inspired people to express their beliefs by reshaping the world around them? What did they see that led them to deem some places more sacred than others? And why are we still drawn back to those places today?
Episodes
Ep 1
Sacred Wonders of Britain
Watch Until April 30, 5:00pm
Ep 2
Sacred Wonders of Britain
Watch Until May 7, 5:00pm
Ep 3
Sacred Wonders of Britain
Watch Until May 14, 5:00pm
Sacred Wonders of Britain
Neil Oliver goes in search of the very first stirrings of religion in Britain. In the south of England and on the Scottish borders, great tombs are evidence of ancestor worship among farmers of the Neolithic era. (1 of 3)
Sacred Wonders of Britain
Neil Oliver visits Bronze and Iron Age sites that were sacred to ancient Britons, with water seen not just as a source of life but also of reverence. (2 of 3)
Sacred Wonders of Britain
Neil Oliver examines how the creation of saints by the early church led to a new generation of sacred wonders across Britain. (3 of 3)