Bettany Hughes

Bettany Hughes Treasures of the World episode 3

Bettany Hughes Treasures of the World episode 3

Bettany Hughes Treasures of the World episode 3: The historian explores Gibraltar, encountering the world’s first evidence of Neanderthal art, and handles the first report of Admiral Nelson’s death in the Gibraltar Chronicle. She also explores the colourful natural formations of the underground pleasure gardens, and discovers where Victorian officers left messages carved into cave walls.     Bettany Hughes […]

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Bettany Hughes Treasures of the World episode 2

Bettany Hughes Treasures of the World episode 2

Bettany Hughes Treasures of the World episode 2: The historian travels to Malta in search of ancient artefacts, and leads the first TV crew to be allowed to film in the Hypogeum, a recently discovered underground temple that provided a burial place for up to 7000 individuals. Before a major restoration project starts, Bettany is invited to film in the

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Bettany Hughes Treasures of the World episode 1

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

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Secrets from the Sky - Antonine Wall episode 6

Secrets from the Sky – Antonine Wall episode 6

Secrets from the Sky – Antonine Wall episode 6: Bettany and Ben visit the Antonine Wall in Scotland to show evidence how the Romans built the 40 mile wall, and why 20 years later it was abandoned.     Britain is full of monuments and other buildings that have historical significance, some of which are explored in an unusual way

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Secrets from the Sky - Sutton Hoo episode 5

Secrets from the Sky – Sutton Hoo episode 5

Secrets from the Sky – Sutton Hoo episode 5: Bettany and Ben visit Sutton Hoo in Suffolk to show evidence that it is Britain’s Valley of the Kings, and how it went undiscovered until it was found by Basil Brown.     Britain is full of monuments and other buildings that have historical significance, some of which are explored in

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Secrets from the Sky - Maiden Castle episode 4

Secrets from the Sky – Maiden Castle episode 4

Secrets from the Sky – Maiden Castle episode 4: Bettany and Ben visit Maiden Castle in Dorset to show evidence of its construction and composition, and how Iron Age Britain prospered and changed with the arrival of the Romans.     Britain is full of monuments and other buildings that have historical significance, some of which are explored in an

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Secrets from the Sky - Stonehenge episode 3

Secrets from the Sky – Stonehenge episode 3

Secrets from the Sky – Stonehenge episode 3: Bettany and Ben visit Stonehenge in Wiltshire use aerial and historical evidence to reveal a 1000 years of worship and uncover its mysteries.     Britain is full of monuments and other buildings that have historical significance, some of which are explored in an unusual way on this show. Historian Bettany Hughes

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Secrets from the Sky - Old Sarum episode 2

Secrets from the Sky – Old Sarum episode 2

Secrets from the Sky – Old Sarum episode 2: Bettany and Ben visit Old Sarum in Wiltshire to show evidence why the settlement was abandoned and the bitter battle between the Church and the military which lead to the creation of Salisbury.     Britain is full of monuments and other buildings that have historical significance, some of which are

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Secrets from the Sky - Tintagel Castle episode 1

Secrets from the Sky – Tintagel Castle episode 1

Secrets from the Sky – Tintagel Castle episode 1: Historian Bettany Hughes takes to the air to unravel the legend of King Arthur. Bettany and Ben visit Tintagel Castle in Cornwall to show evidence that the castle has its roots in the Dark Ages and was once part of a world trading network.     Britain is full of monuments

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Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 6

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,

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Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 5

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

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Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 4

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 the ruins of the ancient city of Knossos, synonymous with English archaeologist Arthur Evans who unearthed much

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