Ancient X Files

Series 2 - 8. Great Flood & Scottish Stone Mystery

Great Flood & Scottish Stone Mystery
Radio Times
Review by:
Gill Crawford

Once you get past the low-rent reconstructions, repeated use of stock footage and breathless commentary, there’s actually some interesting science and archaeology going on here. First, “controversial” historian Peter Gandy heads to Bulgaria to follow up local beliefs that the Great Flood (possibly caused by an asteroid colliding with the Sun) recorded in many ancient texts may have wiped out a Neolithic civilisation on the shores of what is now the Black Sea.

Scientist Rob Lee takes advantage of the latest statistical software to bolster his idea that carvings on Pictish stones might actually be a language. But what do Druids and early Christian missionaries have to do with it?

About this programme

8/13. Investigating evidence about the flood that prompted Noah to build his ark, as well as strange standing stones found in Scotland.

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