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…

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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…

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Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 5
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…

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Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 4
Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 4
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Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 4

Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 4: Arriving in Crete just as a storm hits, the historian is lucky to reach `the big island" before the seas become impassable and the annual Christian Epiphany festivities are hampered.     She travels to…

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Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 3
Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 3
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Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 3

Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 3: In Santorini, she visits a Minoan city preserved in time by one of the most violent volcanic eruptions in history. Bettany's next port of call is Naxos, where in an abandoned marble quarry, she finds…

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Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 2
Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 2
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Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 2

Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 2: Bettany visits the sacred isle of Delos, where it has been forbidden for anyone to permanently reside since ancient times.     Wandering the ruins, Bettany discovers a dark history to this incredible site as…

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