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Orkney Hood features on The One Show

The replica Orkney Hood, now on display at the Orkney Museum. (Sigurd Towrie)

The Orkney Hood — an Iron Age garment found in Tankerness in 1867 – features on BBC1’s The One Show tonight, Friday.

The hood is thought to have been created for a child but was lost, or deliberately deposited, in a peat bog — into conditions that ensured its survival for almost two millennia.

Dated from between AD250 and AD615, the garment is probably the oldest, best-preserved sample of textiles in Britain.

For the feature, The One Show’s Ruth Goodman travelled to the county to discover how it took the creation of a replica to “reveal its Iron Age secrets.”

The programme airs tonight, Friday, at 7pm.

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