Video documentaries about history of the world


Genius of the Ancient World: Buddha ep.1

Bettany Hughes’s three-part series profiles three very different thinkers – Buddha, Socrates, and Confucius – and assesses the major contribution they have made to different philosophical and religious traditions.      Content-wise, the programs are extremely good: Hughes interviews several experts in Buddhism, classical philosophy, and Confucianism; and visits several of the ancient sites associated with all three of

Genius of the Ancient World: Buddha ep.1 Read More »


Eight Days that Made Rome: The Spartacus Revolt

The Spartacus Revolt: In 73 BC, Spartacus broke out of gladiator school and started the most terrifying slave revolt in Rome’s history. Visiting Pompeii, southern Italy and the British Museum, Bettany explores the importance and appalling reality of slavery in ancient Rome and how the revolt played a major role in shaping Rome’s political future. She also reveals that not

Eight Days that Made Rome: The Spartacus Revolt Read More »

Shroud of Turin

Shroud of Turin

This year is the 29th anniversary of the C14 dating of the Shroud of Turin that identified the most famous relic in Christendom as a fake. But since then, despite many attempts, no one has been able to determine who the forger was or how it might have been done.

Shroud of Turin Read More »

Scroll to Top