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Read more about the article The Nile: Egypt’s Great River with Bettany Hughes episode 1
The Nile: Egypt's Great River with Bettany Hughes episode 1
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The Nile: Egypt’s Great River with Bettany Hughes episode 1

The Nile: Egypt's Great River with Bettany Hughes episode 1 - Bettany visits the Nile's mouth, before boarding a dahabiya, a passenger boat used on the Nile, that will take her upstream. South of Cairo she explores some tunnels under a collapsed pyramid to find the earliest hieroglyphic writing.     On board a timeless dahabiya cruise boat, the historian sets off on a 900-mile adventure up the Nile to Egypt's southern border, seeing the country as the ancient Egyptians…

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Read more about the article Britain and the Sea episode 2
Britain and the Sea episode 2

Britain and the Sea episode 2

Britain and the Sea episode 2: David Dimbleby continues his voyage round Britain, sailing his boat Rocket along the south east coast from Hampshire to Kent. This was the front line coast, the edge of Britain essential to its defence and the first point of attack for invasion forces. From the great battleships of Nelson to the sea forts of Henry VIII, this is a story that embraces Britain's darkest and most heroic moments.     David Dimbleby takes to…

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Britain and the Sea episode 1

Britain and the Sea episode 1

Britain and the Sea episode 1: David Dimbleby sails the south west coast of England - along the coast of Devon and Cornwall - in his own sailing boat, Rocket, exploring maritime history, art and architecture as he goes. Caught up in stormy weather, he makes it to safety in the nick of time, to tell the story of Sir Francis Drake and a fantastic array of adventurers, explorers, pirates and smugglers.     It's also a chance for David…

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Read more about the article Treasures of the Indus – Of Gods and Men
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Treasures of the Indus – Of Gods and Men

Treasures of the Indus - Of Gods and Men: In a journey across the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Sona Datta traces the development of the Hindu religion from its origins as an amalgamation of local faith traditions to its dominant position today.     She uncovers this fascinating tale by looking at the buildings in which the faith evolved, moving from the caves and rock temples on the shores of the Bay of Bengal at Mahabalipurem, through the…

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Read more about the article Treasures of the Indus – The Other Side of the Taj Mahal
Treasures of the Indus - The Other Side of the Taj Mahal
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Treasures of the Indus – The Other Side of the Taj Mahal

Treasures of the Indus - The Other Side of the Taj Mahal: This is the story of the Indian subcontinent told through the treasures of three very different people, places and dynasties that have shaped the modern Indian world. The Mughals created the most famous and dazzling empire that India has ever seen, from the Taj Mahal to fabulously intricate miniatures of court life. But in the process, did they bring civilisation to India or tear it apart?    …

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