Stonehenge: Bringing Back The Dead
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Britain. 3000 BC. Out of a violent, divided nation of early farmers a surprising new society is born. Unified and organized to such an extent that they can harness the expertise and drive to build the world’s greatest and most mysterious monument.
When the society disappears, it transforms into a new culture founded on metal and personal wealth. But the builders leave something more than the mammoth monument behind. They leave their bodies, buried in the earth.
Leading Stonehenge expert, Professor Mike Parker Pearson, opens his groundbreaking discoveries to us so we can tell the story of Stonehenge in a unique way. It has always been shrouded in magic and secrets, but now, for the first time we will meet the people who worshiped, celebrated, lived and died in the shadow of Stonehenge. In the process, we trace the dramatic rise and fall of one of the greatest prehistoric societies in the world.
This genuinely new narrative is based on the latest research conducted into the cremated and buried people at the site. The stones have mesmerized humans for hundreds of generations. But now we will meet the makers.
Produced by Terra Mater Factual Studios and Oxford Scientific Films in association with Channel 4