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Treasures of Ancient Greece ep. 2

Alastair Sooke unpicks the reasons behind the dazzling revolution that gave birth to classical Greek art, asking how the Greeks got so good so quickly. He travels to the beautiful Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, and to the island of Mozia to see the astonishing charioteer found there in 1979, and marvels at the athletic bodies of the warriors dragged from the seabed - the Riace Bronzes.        Treasures of Ancient Greece ep. 2 - The Classical…

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Treasures of Ancient Greece ep. 1

In the first episode Alastair Sooke explores the surprising roots of Greek art, beginning his journey in Crete at the palace of Knossos, legendary home of the Minotaur. He travels to Santorini to the 'Greek Pompeii', and finds gold in the fabled stronghold of Mycenae and dazzling remains from Greece's Dark Ages.     Treasures of Ancient Greece ep. 1 - The Age of Heroes   Alastair discovers the beginnings of a defining spirit in Greek art, embracing mythology, a passion…

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Sicily: The Wonder of the Mediterranean

Historian Michael Scott journeys through Sicily to find out how 3,000 years of conquest and settlement have shaped the identity of the island we see today.   Sicily: The Wonder of the Mediterranean Part 1 :     Historian Michael Scott begins his journey through Sicily on the slopes of Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano. For the ancient Greeks, the island was a land of gods and monsters - a dangerous and unpredictable world. Michael discovers how 3,000 years…

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