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This major collaboration between Channel 4 and the British Museum is a code cracking historical quiz. Tony Robinson guides the contestants through darkened galleries as each episode visits a different period of history, shedding light on artefacts from Ancient Egypt, Imperial Rome, Mesopotamia, Ancient Athens, China and the Anglo-Saxons.
[quote]History-meets-mystery as Codex uses family entertainment to unlock our ancient past.
Each week 5 members of the public spend the night at the British Museum in London among its unrivalled collections of historical artefacts. Their challenge is to decipher the “Codex” – a riddle written in a mysterious code.
To ‘crack the Codex’, the team follow a trail through the Museum, from the moonlit Great Court through the galleries to the Mummy stores and other spooky places.
En route they visit 5 major Artefacts on the theme of the week, and tackle a historical challenge directly related to each one. If they complete a challenge successfully and in time, 2 symbols in the Codex are turned into letters.
As well as earning letters, the team is also whittled down in a series of Head-to-Head challenges, also on the theme of the week.
After 5 Artefact Challenges, the sole surviving player returns to the Great Court, where the rest of the team – and the viewers – attempt to ‘crack the Codex’ and decipher the riddle.
Finally, the surviving player enters the world-famous Reading Room and must use the riddle to decide which of 5 similar artefacts displayed is the only one to which the riddle refers.
If the finalist chooses the correct artefact, the team win the show, and a trip to a site of historical interest.
Channel 4 describes the show as a fresh and engaging combination of game show and historical mystery tour.[/quote]
This episode utilises artefacts to explore life and death in Anglo-Saxon England.
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