On iPlayer This programme is not currently available on BBC iPlayer On TV There are no upcoming broadcasts of this programme Last on The Power of the Past Fri 25 Sep 2015 00:00 BBC Four View Programme information All previous episodes Clips See all clips from Archaeology: A Secret History BBC Four Archaeology Season This programme is part of a BBC Four season exploring our fascination with uncovering the past. Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation . External link in website= (help) ^ Alston, Richard. Read about our approach to external linking. Read our Privacy and Cookies policies to find out more. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Works. And that, as Miles's new series explains, has been a hazard of archaeological curiosity almost from the very beginning.According to his account, the science began in superstition, St Helena earning her status as one of the patron saints of archaeology after being dispatched, at the age of 80, to rummage around the Holy Land looking for the remains of the true cross.