KAP in the News

Made a KAP sighting in the media -- note it here

The Dig

edited February 10 in KAP in the News

Not really news, but for those who have seen the NETFLIX film "The Dig", (about the 1939 excavation at Sutton Hoo that revealed the richest Anglo-Saxon treasure ever found in Europe) might be interested in this documentary about the excavation. It's well over 1.5 hours long and has film from the 1930's, 1960's and 1980's and but the relevant (short) bit is from the 1980's - at 1:32:40 the archeologists use a kite to take aerial photos of the site. Actually they use two kites (steered using two lines). One is a delta, used as a lifter, and the other, larger, kite is a sort of conyne. No details of how the camera was triggered (though the documentary shows radio-controlled land surveying devices).
The documentary features the real Basil Brown (played by Ralph Fiennes in "The Dig") as well as many real-life characters who are portrayed in the new (partly fictional) film.


  • I saw and liked the film version. I'll have to set aside time for the Youtube documentary.

  • A documentary featuring KAP sounds really cool. Would there be any other docos that have segments on KAP?

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