First dig in a decade at Flag Fen

A dig due to start next week is expected to reveal new clues to the mystery of a 3,500 year old timber causeway.

It is hoped that during the three-week dig at Flag Fen, near Peterborough, the first on the site for 10 years, more amazing finds will be made.

Last time these included the oldest wheel in England and one of only two gold rings from the period found in the world. The timber structure – one of the oldest of its kind known to man – consists of 60,000 pieces of timber in rows of five and is 1km long.

The dig takes starts on Tuesday, July 24 and more information can be found here