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Time Team: Series 17, 2010 - Click on the links below for the different programmes.
Corridors of Power - Westminster Abbey
A Saintly Site - Baliscate, Isle of Mull
Bridge over the River Tees - Piercebridge
Halls of a Saxon King - Sutton Courtenay
Massacre in the Cellar - Hopton Castle
Potted History - Cunetio
Death & Dominoes - Norman Cross
Something for the Weekend - Tregruk Castle
Priory Engagement - Burford
Governor's Green - Portsmouth
There's a Villa here somewhere.. - Litlington
Commanding Heights - Dinmore Hill
Rooting for the Romans - Bedford Purlieus

Death & Dominoes - Norman Cross

Tony and the Team reappear this week at Norman Cross, just off the A1 in Cambridgeshire to look at a huge site with earthworks covering almost 22 acres.

It's an oddly little-known place, despite being the world's first-ever purpose-built prisoner of war camp. At the height of the Napoleonic Wars, in 1797, Norman Cross was home to 7,000 French soldiers and sailors.

Previously they would have been incarcerated in warships, where disease was rife. It's the Team's task to discover the graves of 2,000 of the camp's prison population.

As usual there was only three days....
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