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Subject: National Geographic Saxon Gold.
Date Posted: 11/7/2011 10:42 AM ET
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Ever since I read about this last week I have wanted to see it.  Tonight it will air on the National Geographic Channel, http://natgeotv.com/uk/saxon-gold-finding-the-hoard   For anyone else that might be interested.  They are saying this horde rivals the importance of the treasures of Tutankhamen.

Date Posted: 11/7/2011 11:39 AM ET
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Oh, I have to try and remember to watch this. Thanks Letty!

Date Posted: 11/7/2011 12:39 PM ET
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I know I should have learned how to program my DVR from my phone!  I hope it's not too late when I get home.

Date Posted: 11/7/2011 1:11 PM ET
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shoot, i can't seem to find it in the Direct TV listings, which is what I have......

Date Posted: 11/7/2011 1:17 PM ET
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I am going by central time it is on at 7:00, 8:00 and at 10;00 and 11:00. 

Colleen the call letters are NGEO  if that is of any help?

If your in DC you can see the real thing I believe.  Daphne said something about going this past weekend.

Date Posted: 11/7/2011 2:17 PM ET
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I have recruited the hubby to assist--he has our passwords to get onto the particular Direct TV site for our area--I know we receive the NatGeo channel, I love it, so I am fingers crossed.

Also, my family is still in the DC area so I have hatched a plan to see the bling in person when we are back for Christmas.....woot!  Thanks for posting this, Letty!

Date Posted: 11/7/2011 2:22 PM ET
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Yep -- thanks for posting. It's here (in DC) until the beginning of March -- so I am going to hop on Metro and see it first-hand as well one of these days!

Date Posted: 11/7/2011 10:26 PM ET
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You all are so fortunate to live in a city with some of the finest museums in the world.  I say I would go all the time but even with our lovely museums It take a special occasion to get me there. 

The program was really wonderful.  I made me nostalgic I could see my family all gathered around the one TV and watching the National Geographic specials that came on a few times a year.  I how ever watched it alone.  Kids doing there thing DH doing his. 

Date Posted: 11/7/2011 11:04 PM ET
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You all are so fortunate to live in a city with some of the finest museums in the world.

Feel free to come visit -- besides museums, we have chocolate and wine!

Date Posted: 11/8/2011 12:08 AM ET
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Deb DC is definitely on my list.  Wine and Chocolate is a fine enticement.

Date Posted: 11/8/2011 7:25 AM ET
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DH and I watched this...fascinating!  I was floored that the man who found it actually was paid for it!  Do you think that would happen here?  I wonder.

I kept thinking of Uhtred, even though most of this hoard pre-dated the Danish invasion(s).   So many unanswered questions...thanks for the heads up on this one Letty!!  I really enjoyed it.

Date Posted: 11/8/2011 12:50 PM ET
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Hubby was able to find the listing and he recorded it for me--can't wait to watch it!

Date Posted: 11/8/2011 1:08 PM ET
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I really enjoyed it too. Apparently not only the man who found the hoard but the owner of the land both got equal shares. Note to self:Gotta get DH a metal detector!

Date Posted: 11/8/2011 1:29 PM ET
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LOL Jeanne.  I found out how they determined where the metals and gems came from fascinating.  And the craftsmanship astonishing!

Date Posted: 11/10/2011 6:20 PM ET
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I did go see it last weekend - very, very cool!  One of the things that impressed me the most was how small the garnet mosaic pieces are and the intricate designs.  What is here is only about 3 percent of the entire find and it is more than worth the $8 admission price (it's at the National Geographic museum and not at one of the Smithsonians).  The exhibit isn't very big but it's set up nicely and they have some reproductions of clothing from the period and some educational wall panels about the people and culture.