NETFLIX’S The Dig was released on the streaming service earlier today – but is it based on fact or fiction?
The drama film, based John Preston’s 2007 novel of the same name, follows the events that happened during the 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo.
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The blockbuster, directed by Simon Stone, explore娛樂城優惠s the life of Edith Pretty (Carey Mulligan), a woman who finds some interesting things on her plot of land.
Many viewers have been wondering if the film is based on a true story – and we can confirm that it is as the Sutton Hoo dig took place over 80 years ago.
Back in 1939, archeologists started digging up ruins in the area located near Woodbridge in Suffolk, which is now an “awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site” owned by the National Trust.
And Edith Perry, born in 1883, was the owner of the Sutton Hoo estate after inheriting it from her wealthy fa娛樂城活動mily.
The mother-of-one always had an interest in archeology and history, so when her son Robert was a bit older, she asked for help from Ipswich museum to tell her what was on her estate.
Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes), born in 1888財神娛樂城, was a passionate archeologist who worked on the excavation of the Great Ship Burial all those years ago.
Edith, Basil Brown and his assistants Bert Fuller and Tom Sawyer, and Ipswich museum joined forces to see what they could find.
Basil, Bert and Tom also were also given a place to stay by Edith during this time.