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Time Team: Series 15, 2008 - Click on the links below for the different programmes
Gold in the Moat - Codnor Castle
Street of the Dead - Binchester
Bodies in the Dunes - Barra
The Naughty Nuns - Towcester
Mysteries of the Mosaic - Cheltenham
Blitzkreig on Shooters Hill - London
Keeping up with The Georgians - Hunstrete
Saxons on the Edge - Stonton Wyville
The Fort of the Earls - Dungannon
From Constantinople to Cornwall - Padstow
5000 Tons of Stone - Hamsterley
The Romans Recycle - Wickenby
Hunting King Harold - Portskewett

Street of the Dead - Binchester

This weeks programme is about a large Roman fort in County Durham which was part of the defence of Dere Street - the main Roman road from York to Hadrian's Wall.

As usual they have just three days to find out everything about the vicus, the civilian settlement around the fort, which was vital for the smooth running of the military operation. However, even more exciting discoveries are made - a series of military mausoleums, the first of their kind for over 150 years....

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Dere Street
Cally says:

Having heard that Time Team had filmed a programme at Binchester, I decided to visit the site for myself later in the year, and of course it would help me with my Roman Britain diploma as well!

I also visited Piercebridge as this was the site of another Roman fort and settlement along the line of Dere Street.
Dere Street was a major roman road that ran from York to the Firth of Forth, along which the Romans built several forts of which Piercebridge and Binchester are just two.
Piercebridge has the remains of a Roman Bridge, part of a fort, a courtyard building and just visible in an overgrown corner of a yard are the remains of a latrine block.

For anyone visiting there’s a great tea room there too, which does lovely ice cream!