With exclusive access to one of the most important discoveries of modern times, National Geographic uncovers the secrets of the largest hoard of Saxon Gold ever found.
Lost Gold of the Dark Ages chronicles the story of an amateur metal-detecting enthusiast who discovered a gold hoard dating back a millennium and valued at over $5 million. To understand the origins of the hoard, National Geographic travels back to the Dark Ages when Christian and pagan tribes fought for control of the emerging country of England.
Where did the gold and garnets come from, why were they buried, and when? And, who were the magnificent Gold Saxon Warriors they once belonged to? Secrets of the Lost Gold takes us on a fascinating quest to reveal the hidden secrets of the 3,500 piece treasure hoard. Includes: Lost Gold of the Dark Ages and Secrets of the Lost Gold.
A well-done DVD giving a nice overall look at both the treasure itself and the people involved with it. It was interesting to meet the man who discovered it and how he did, plus the necessity then to protect the discovery. There were some nice shots of individual pieces and it was interesting to learn how the detailed inlays were made and how far some of the materials travelled to be part of them!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend