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The Making of the Mystery Warrior

Making of the Mystery Warrior

'In more than thirty years of archaeology this is the most spectacular discovery that I have witnessed' - James Kenny, District Archaeologist.

The 'Mystery Warrior' was discovered 12 years ago by Thames Valley Archaeological Services Ltd. This was found during archaeological investigations, prior to the construction of Berkley Homes' Bersted Park.

Arguably the most elaborately equipped warrior grave ever found in England, archaeologists believe he was a refugee French Gallic fighter who fled Julius Caeser's Roman Army as they swept across continental Europe around 50BC.

After years of conservation and scientific analysis, the artefacts are finally on display at The Novium Museum.

Due to the significance of the artefacts, a team of world class experts has been working with The Novium Museum, to analyse and interpret the finds to tell the story of this incredible individual.

This film takes you through the making of our Mystery Warrior: The North Bersted Man, from the initial archaeological discovery at North Bersted, to the conservation and restoration work, to the curation and design of our exhibition.

The Mystery Warrior exhibition was been made possible by National Lottery players thanks to funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the kind donation of the finds by Berkeley Homes and signature sponsorship from Irwin Mitchell.