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The Egtved Girl: Life of a Bronze Age Teenager

She was young, strong, and very courageous, but she met an untimely demise in the summer of 1370 BC. Many were saddened by her death and devastated by the loss of this Nordic Bronze-Age Girl. Age 16 to 18, she was buried with bracelets, an oxhide, and a small child at her feet. For the first time since her discovery in 1921, scientists are able to glimpse her life in the mountains of Scandinavia.
Cassian von Salomon
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The Magician's ApprenticeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 November 2021
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Padded out
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An European art-piece rather than a documentary. There are more dancing and sweat-lodge shots, than real detail. There is no re-creation to show what might have happened or how the artefacts could have been made.

I'd contrast this to the Alice Roberts approach from her lecture this year - three sites looked at in detail in 44 minutes. No "topless" shots, no dancing, just things that can be evidenced and well-told. Maybe Europe needs to watch more "Time Team."
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Hanna M.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 April 2022
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As someone who works in prehistory there is... a lot to say about this. Do I think it's a good 'public facing' piece of work? Sure. Do I think it's super gross you had multiple nude shots of a teenager during the intro and during a segment on hair where it provided no additional context other than I guess... that you get to look at a naked teenager which is super gross? Yeah, super gross! It also needs a note somewhere in it that this predates the 2019 evidence that refuted at least the evidence about the clothing not being locally sourced. I mean it's worth it as a 'think piece' for understanding that Bronze Age and other prehistoric peoples weren't just brutes running around living hapless chaotic lives. But it's little more than that. Especially with the stylistic choices of sexualizing a teenager unnecessarily which is, well, a problem archaeology really needs to work on overall.
Legatus HedliusReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 October 2021
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Discredited science
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Much of the science in this regarding the girl's origin in Germany has been discredited. The strontium readings leading to this theory have now been shown to be the result of modern fertilisers not origin in the Black Forest. Still an interesting documentary, though.
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G. B.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 January 2022
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Mostly fantasy
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The finds themselves were very interesting, but they chose to concentrate most of the film on dubious storytelling, much of which I assume is someone’s theories that was used as padding. There are also a couple of glaring archaeological inaccuracies, which was also disappointing. All in all, worth a watch with a very open mind.
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PepperReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 December 2021
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Well done and enlightening for women of that time
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Beautifully shot... Well worth it, to give more insight.... Especially around a likely much more active role of women in those days in that culture.
WilkseyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 October 2020
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1400 years before Jesus !!!!!!
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Brilliant and well made. Full of interesting facts from that time. Loved it
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KirstinReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 November 2021
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I'm no expert on Bronze Age history or research methods, but I really loved this documentary and it has made me want to learn so much more. A fascinating film - well worth a watch.
Tyler WenischReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 June 2022
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I really enjoyed this documentary
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