Time Team Special visits Haslar Hospital

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS who excavated skeletal remains at a Hampshire hospital will have their work show on TV tonight.

Experts carried out the excavation at the Royal Hospital Haslar in Gosport last May to learn what life was like in the Navy hundreds of years ago.

Now viewers will get to learn some of the incredible stories behind the skeletons.

One of the skeletons analysed is believed to have suffered a long fall from the rigging of the ship, landing on the deck face first.

The skeleton has a broken jaw as well as five other broken bones. The dig concluded that an estimated 8,000 bodies were buried at the site, many from Nelson’s navy and battles such as Trafalgar.

Nelson’s Hospital: A Time Team Special is on Channel 4 tonight at 9pm.

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5:38pm Mon 17 May 10

soton1980 says...

More often than not, I find Time Team to be a huge disappointment. They build up your hopes when excavating something, then tell you about what would have been like and build up your hopes only to dash them. "We only have 1 day left to excavate and have run out of time..." or "unfortunately we can't do this because of health and safety" are the usual excuses.
More often than not, I find Time Team to be a huge disappointment. They build up your hopes when excavating something, then tell you about what would have been like and build up your hopes only to dash them. "We only have 1 day left to excavate and have run out of time..." or "unfortunately we can't do this because of health and safety" are the usual excuses. soton1980

6:59pm Mon 17 May 10

southy says...

soton1980 wrote:
More often than not, I find Time Team to be a huge disappointment. They build up your hopes when excavating something, then tell you about what would have been like and build up your hopes only to dash them. "We only have 1 day left to excavate and have run out of time..." or "unfortunately we can't do this because of health and safety" are the usual excuses.
tonights program will be worth watching, i all ready seen the prelude
[quote][p][bold]soton1980[/bold] wrote: More often than not, I find Time Team to be a huge disappointment. They build up your hopes when excavating something, then tell you about what would have been like and build up your hopes only to dash them. "We only have 1 day left to excavate and have run out of time..." or "unfortunately we can't do this because of health and safety" are the usual excuses.[/p][/quote]tonights program will be worth watching, i all ready seen the prelude southy

9:51pm Mon 17 May 10

King Mush says...

STOP PRESS:

The skeleton has been identified and named as 'RN Hide & Seek Champion 1805'

Sorry- but you knew this was coming..............
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STOP PRESS: The skeleton has been identified and named as 'RN Hide & Seek Champion 1805' Sorry- but you knew this was coming.............. .... King Mush

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