Secrets of the Dead

Evidence of the Iron Age Emerges at Althorp

During an archaeological dig at Althorp, the ancestral estate of the Spencer family, archaeologist Cat Jarman and her team begin to uncover fragments of manmade artifacts from the late 17th century. Further excavation uncovers even more evidence of human activity, suggesting an Iron Age settlement may have once existed on the property.

Evidence of the Iron Age Emerges at Althorp

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