Secret Britain (Hardcover)

Unearthing our Mysterious Past

By Mary-Ann Ochota

Frances Lincoln, 9780711253469, 240pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 2020

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Description

Britain is full of ancient wonders: not grand like the Egyptian pyramids, but small, strange places and objects that hint at a deep and enduring relationship with the mystic. This beautifully illustrated book unearths more than seventy of our most intriguing mysteries: archaeological sites and artefacts that take us deep into the lives of Britain's ancient inhabitants.

They include buried treasure, stone circles and geoglyphs, outdoor places of worship, caves filled with medieval carvings, and trinkets to ward off dark magic. From famous sites such as Stonehenge and Glastonbury to the prehistoric art of Ilkley Moor, the caves of Gower and the mummies of the Hebrides, anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota explores our secret history and discovers why these places still resonate today.



 


About the Author

Broadcaster and anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota is a familiar face on TV archaeology programs, including the cult show Time Team, History Channel’s Ancient Impossible, and the Smithsonian Channel hit Mystic Britain.

She’s written two other popular archaeology books, including Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape. It was shortlisted for Current Archaeology’s Book of the Year Award. Mary-Ann also writes regularly for newspapers and magazines on outdoor adventures, anthropology and archaeology, presents documentaries on BBC radio, gives guided walks and performs archaeological storytelling. She’s a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a hillwalking ambassador for the British Mountaineering Council and she holds an MA from Cambridge University in Archaeology and Anthropology.

Find her at www.maryannochota.com and on Twitter and Instagram @MaryAnnOchota