Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 1
Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 1
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Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 1

Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 1: The historian and classicist explore Greece from the time of the Ancients up to the present day.     She begins by exploring a graveyard of ancient shipwrecks in the waters of the Eastern Mediterranean,…

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The Ancient World episode 5 – The Spartans
The Ancient World episode 5 - The Spartans
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The Ancient World episode 5 – The Spartans

The Ancient World episode 5 - The Spartans: Bettany Hughes chronicles the rise and fall of one of the most extreme civilisations the world has ever seen, one founded on discipline, sacrifice and frugality where the onus was on the collective and the…

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The Ancient World episode 3 – The Minoans
The Ancient World episode 3 - The Minoans
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The Ancient World episode 3 – The Minoans

The Ancient World episode 3 - The Minoans: In this fascinating feature-length documentary historian Bettany Hughes continues her history of the Ancient World with a visit to Crete to recount one of the greatest archaeological discoveries ever made.     The story of…

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The Ancient World episode 2 – Engineering Ancient Egypt
The Ancient World episode 2 - Engineering Ancient Egypt
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The Ancient World episode 2 – Engineering Ancient Egypt

The Ancient World episode 2 - Engineering Ancient Egypt: Through their superlative buildings, the legacy of the Egyptian empire continues to enthrall people to this day.     Yet these incredible structures were made over 4,000 years ago. Historian Bettany Hughes explores what…

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The Ancient World episode 1 – Alexandria The Greatest City
The Ancient World episode 1 - Alexandria The Greatest City
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The Ancient World episode 1 – Alexandria The Greatest City

The Ancient World episode 1 - Alexandria The Greatest City: Three cities dominated the ancient world: Athens, Rome and a third, now almost forgotten. It lies hidden beneath the waters of the Mediterranean and a sprawling modern metropolis.     Alexandria was a…

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