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Britain’s Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney Part 2 airs 9 Jan 0n BBC-2

Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets Of Orkney

In the second part of three-part series Britain’s Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney, Neil Oliver, Chris Packham, Andy Torbet and Dr Shini Somara join hundreds of archaeologists from around the world who have gathered there to investigate at one of Europe’s biggest digs.

This week Andy Torbet and some local seafaring volunteers build a boat made of just willow and cow hide, and set out to cross the dangerous Pentland Firth as the ancient Orcadians would have done.

Neil Oliver investigates the extraordinary discovery of some human bones, Chris Packham goes in search of whales and Shini Somara uncovers the powers of the tides.

Britain’s Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney Part 2 (of 3) airs on Monday 9 January 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on BBC Two.





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