The Lost Castle Of Dundrum | Time Team (Norman History Documentary) | Timeline

The Lost Castle Of Dundrum | Time Team (Norman History Documentary) | Timeline



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Tony and the Team search for the remains of a renegade knight’s Norman castle in one of Northern Ireland’s most picturesque spots.

King John sent John de Courcy to Ireland in 1170 as part of his invasion force, but de Courcy rebelled against his king’s orders, instead establishing his own small kingdom and building a fine castle to defend it. King John refused to tolerate his disobedience and sent the loyal Hugh de Lacy across the Irish Sea to defeat him.

De Courcy’s castle was rebuilt, and much of its replacement is still standing. But the experts are convinced that some of what remains dates from de Courcy’s time, and the archaeologists set out to find the lost structures.

As they survey and dig within the huge castle walls, the Team are in for a big surprise. It seems the site was occupied by tribal chiefs for many centuries before anyone had even heard of the Normans…

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35 thoughts on “The Lost Castle Of Dundrum | Time Team (Norman History Documentary) | Timeline”

  1. Time team: how can we possibly date this site

    Time team: throws animal bones to the side instead quantitative of carbon dating

    Time team: finds an artifact and “dates” it by looks

  2. Makes you wonder how many secrets the earth hides from us , so many things get lost in time, very interesting episode! Archaeologist are truly amazing people! 🙂

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    In 1982, Djémila became a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique adaptation of Roman architecture to a mountain environment. Significant buildings in ancient Cuicul include a theatre, two fora, temples, basilicas, arches, streets, and houses. The exceptionally well preserved ruins surround the forum of the Harsh, a large paved square with an entry marked by a majestic arch.

  4. Timgad (Arabic: تيمقاد‎; called Thamugas or Thamugadi in old Berber) was a Roman-Berber city in the Aurès Mountains of Algeria. It was founded by the Emperor Trajan around AD 100. The full name of the city was Colonia Marciana Ulpia Traiana Thamugadi. Trajan named the city in commemoration of his mother Marcia, eldest sister Ulpia Marciana, and father Marcus Ulpius Traianus.

    Located in modern-day Algeria, about 35 km east of the city of Batna, the ruins are noteworthy for representing one of the best extant examples of the grid plan as used in Roman town planning. Timgad was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.

  5. Like so many of you, I have been watching most of these gentlemen on various tv shows for many years. This is the first time I have encountered Time Team. I love their enthusiasm! Not only the Sr. archaeologists, but the entire team. Their excitment is contagious. They are funny. Very refreshing to find a production such as this in this genre that is not stuffy in the slightest bit. Love these guys. Love the find!

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