National Geographic Channel to air program on Staffordshire Hoard

On Sunday April 25, 2010, the National Geographic Channel will repeat Lost Gold of the Dark Ages, a program on the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard, the amazing golden treasure found recently in the English Midlands.

The program focusses on the discovery of over 1,500 artifacts by a metal detectorist, theories on how the gold came to be at the site, and the archaeologists' subsequent efforts to preserve the collection. It also includes some wonderful battle scenes by re-enactors.

Lost Gold of the Dark Ages will air Sunday April 25, 2010 at 1:00 pm EDT.

The website includes some incredible photos of the artifacts.