Monastery dig gets under way

DigVentures and Durham University have returned to Holy Island to continue searching for evidence of the original Anglo-Saxon monastery.

Friday, 7th September 2018, 15:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th September 2018, 03:32 am
A dig is taking place to discover the location of the first monastery on Holy Island.

At the end of the two-week excavation, DigVentures will be hosting the world’s first archaeology festival in honour of the much-loved Time Team archaeologist Mick Aston.

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The event takes place over the weekend of September 22-23 at the Crossman Hall.

The festival has been crowdfunded by Time Team fans from all over the world, and will comprise a weekend of talks by well-known archaeologists and historians, as well as family-friendly ‘Fringe’ events.

Fringe events will include archaeology demonstrations, historically-themed stand-up comedy, and opportunities to meet the Festival speakers, with food and drinks being provided by a number of Holy Island businesses.