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Bettany Hughes Treasures of the World episode 1

Bettany Hughes Treasures of the World episode 1: The first episode focuses on Greece, including a visit to the archaeological dig at the site of Alexander the Great birthplace in Aegae. Her journey also takes her to Athens, Nafplio, Sparta and Olympia, and to a dig at Epidaurus, where an underground snake pit used for healing has been discovered and an ancient theatre turns out to still be acoustically perfect.     Bettany Hughes takes viewers on armchair travels to…

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Buried Secrets of Keros
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Buried Secrets of Keros

Buried Secrets of Keros: An investigative journey set in the heart of the Aegean Sea. A team of archaeologists unveil what may be the world's oldest maritime sanctuary. Keros, a small uninhabited island of the southeastern Cyclades, attracted the archaeological attention for the first time at 1884 when a tomb containing marble figurines was found. Since then, the extended illegal excavations during the ‘50s and ‘60s on the western part of the island at Cavos site, had as result the…

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Read more about the article Delphi – The Bellybutton of the Ancient World
Delphi - The Bellybutton of the Ancient World
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Delphi – The Bellybutton of the Ancient World

Delphi - The Bellybutton of the Ancient World: What really went on at the ancient Greek oracle at Delphi, how did it get its awesome reputation and why is it still influential today?     Michael Scott of Cambridge University uncovers the secrets of the most famous oracle in the ancient world. A vital force in ancient history for a thousand years, it is now one of Greece's most beautiful tourist sites, but in its time it has been a…

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Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 6

Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 6: Bettany travels through the Corinth Canal - a feat of engineering that required the removal of 12 million cubic metres of earth - before heading for her penultimate stop of Corfu, where Count Flamburiari reveals the island's close connections to Britain.     From there, Bettany sails to Ithaca, Odysseus's home island, finally completing her 1,700-mile voyage across the Greek Islands. However, there's a startling surprise in store when she is awoken…

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Read more about the article Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 5
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Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 5

Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 5: Bettany arrives in the Peloponnese, a peninsula regarded as home to some of ancient Greece's most legendary kings and vicious warriors. To understand the violent world in which the myths and legends are set, Bettany visits the bones of a 19-year-old-warrior who died more than 3,500 years ago.     Healed sword marks and a large hole in his skull are a testament to his environment. In Sparta, the home town of…

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