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Britain's Secret Treasures Mary-Ann Ochota

Britain's Secret Treasures By Mary-Ann Ochota

Britain's Secret Treasures by Mary-Ann Ochota


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Magnificently illustrated, Britain's Secret Treasures is an official tie-in to the ITV series, published in association with the British Museum, celebrating extraordinary artefacts found by ordinary members of the public and the secret histories they've revealed.

Britain's Secret Treasures Summary

Britain's Secret Treasures by Mary-Ann Ochota

For hundreds of thousands of years our ancestors have walked these isles burying, dropping and throwing away their belongings, and now these treaures lie waiting for us, keeping their secrets until we uncover them once more.

Every year, hundreds of vaulable artefacts are discovered by ordinary members of the British public. Here in Britain's Secret Treasures, which accompanies the ITV series, the British Museum chooses eighty of the most fascinating finds ever reported and Mary-Ann Ochota shares with us the moving histories that bring each piece to life. There is also a detailed chapter showing you how you can get involved in archaeology too.

From hoards of Roman gold and Bronze Age drinking vessels to tiny Viking spindle whorls and weapons from dozens of wars, all manner of treasures are described here. Some help prove that our ancestors were alive over half a million years ago, some saw their modern-day finders receive a generous reward, all provide an insight into the wonderful, dynamic, colourful history of our nation.

About Mary-Ann Ochota

Mary-Ann Ochota is an anthropologist, broadcaster and writer.

She's part of the presenting team for Britain's Secret Treasures, revealing the secret stories behind these compelling artefacts. She has an MA in Archaeology and Anthropology from Cambridge University, and makes programmes exploring subjects as diverse as feral children, Roman bread, and beards.

She lives in London with her husband, children's author Joe Craig and their rescue dog, Harpo. She's a keen sailor, hiker, horserider and divemaster.

www.maryannochota.com
Follow @maryannochota on twitter

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GOR005208487
9780755365739
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Britain's Secret Treasures by Mary-Ann Ochota
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Headline Publishing Group
2013-09-12
304
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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