Through eight sensational stories of discovery, Professor Michael Scott traces the evolution of modern archaeology, from colonial expeditions to today’s cutting-edge digs, unearthing traps, curses and buried treasure along the way.

We meet the characters who found world-famous discoveries such as the Rosetta Stone, the Terracotta Warriors and Machu Picchu. We investigate ancient human footprints, stunning shipwrecks, mythical princesses and surprising rituals, all keyholes to the wonders of past civilisations.

Across millions of years, trekking from the jungles of South America to the frozen highlands of Central Asia, X Marks the Spot reveals how much the discovery of our past is intertwined with the concerns of our present – and why X never, ever, marks the spot.

Tuesday 3 October, Castle Hill Baptist Church, 7.30pm

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