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Secrets of Pompeii’s Greatest Treasures episode 1

Secrets of Pompeii's Greatest Treasures episode 1: Bettany Hughes heads to the Ancient Roman City of Pompeii. Once compounded by volcanic ash, now a treasure trove of history. Almost 2,000 years on, Bettany explores the city to find remnants of the Roman empire, revealing the secrets of those who lived there, and really how different ancient Rome is to our world today. Exploring the villas usually off-limits to the public and the chilling remains of those that tried to escape…

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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 takes viewers on armchair travels to explore household-name treasures and new finds from across the world.   Bettany Hughes Treasures…

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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 Queen and Prince Philip's romantic hideaway, the Villa Guardamangia, and explores in a series of underground tunnels from the Second…

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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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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 on this show. Historian Bettany Hughes and aerial archaeologist Ben Robinson explore the sites from above using camera-equipped, remote-controlled helicopters.The…

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