Entrance To The Underworld

Historian Domhnall Uilleam Stiubhart, of Edinburgh University's Celtic department, is joined by archaeologists Steven Birch and Martin Carruthers, as well as National Museum of Scotland curator Fraser Hunter, to explore the mysterious High Pasture Cave on the island of Skye.

This man-made feature dating from the Bronze and Iron Ages contains a dark underground river, as well as the bones of piglets, a woman, a young baby and a foetus, left as apparent sacrifices to the gods.

What light can this shed on the fate of the Iron Age dead?

The programme also features music performed on replica Bronze Age instruments by Scottish musicologist John Purser

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Historian Domhnall Uilleam Stiubhart, of Edinburgh University's Celtic department, is joined by archaeologists Steven Birch and Martin Carruthers, as well as National Museum of Scotland curator Fraser Hunter, to explore the mysterious High Pasture Cave on the island of Skye.

This man-made feature dating from the Bronze and Iron Ages contains a dark underground river, as well as the bones of piglets, a woman, a young baby and a foetus, left as apparent sacrifices to the gods.

What light can this shed on the fate of the Iron Age dead?

The programme also features music performed on replica Bronze Age instruments by Scottish musicologist John Purser

2009081420100526

Historian Domhnall Uilleam Stiubhart, of Edinburgh University's Celtic department, is joined by archaeologists Steven Birch and Martin Carruthers, as well as National Museum of Scotland curator Fraser Hunter, to explore the mysterious High Pasture Cave on the island of Skye.

This man-made feature dating from the Bronze and Iron Ages contains a dark underground river, as well as the bones of piglets, a woman, a young baby and a foetus, left as apparent sacrifices to the gods.

What light can this shed on the fate of the Iron Age dead?

The programme also features music performed on replica Bronze Age instruments by Scottish musicologist John Purser