The Monk, The Midden and the Missing Monastery

An homage to archaeological fieldwork, this intimate portrait reveals what it's like to excavate at Lindisfarne - one of the most famous archaeological sites in Britain.The first ever full-length documentary from DigVentures, this short film charts the team's wildly successful 2016 crowdfunded excavation on Lindisfarne in search of the island's iconic first monastery.

About the project

Raided by the Vikings, and birthplace of the Lindisfarne gospels, the Anglo-Saxon monastery on Lindisfarne is one of the most iconic sites in early medieval history. And yet, archaeologists are still in the dark about its location. After a few tantalising clues emerged, Dr David Petts joined up with DigVentures to assemble a mixed team of professionals and non-professionals alike to investigate. Finding Anglo-Saxon remains at these locations will provide archaeologists with a wealth of evidence to better understand this transformative period.

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