Hidden Treasure by Faulkner & Krestovnikoff. Hard back, 192 pages, Illustrated Colour, 20cm x 20.5cm.
Accompanying the major BBC television series Hidden Treasure: Digging up Britain’s past brings alive the world of ancient Britain, from the time of Bronze Age settlements through to Viking invasions. With advice on how to join the search for Britain’s history, this book will inspire you to uncover some of Britain’s past for yourself. Foreword by Miranda Krestovnikoff.
- Discovery! An unclaimed arms cache;
- Finding the golden goblet;
- Treasure hoards of the druids;
- Roman burials and Celtic temples;
- Mead-halls and tombs of warrior lords;
- Cheap trinkets of the Viking settlers;
- Joining the search for hidden treasure.
From the sleeve:
Have you ever dreamed of discovering hidden treasure? Roman coins, perhaps, or a piece of ancient jewellery? To many of us this may sound like an impossible dream, but Hidden Treasure: Digging up the past will reveal that, with a little determination and the bare minimum of equipment, the sky really is the limit to the discoveries that you can make. Introducing you to the world of the amateur archaeologists and metal detectorists who have made some of the most outstanding archaeological discoveries of our time, Hidden Treasure will reveal how you too can follow in their footsteps and embark on your own voyage into the past. Archaeologist Neil Faulkner tells stories of the real treasure hunters, enthusiastic amateurs who made major and archaeologically important finds such as the Bronze Age Ringlemere Cup, the Winchester Iron Age jewellery hoard and buried temple offerings to a previously unknown goddess. What emerges is the real 'hidden treasure' - tales from our mysterious past, shedding light on how our ancient ancestors really lived.