Read more about the article Archaeology – A Secret History episode 3 – The Power of the Past
Archaeology - A Secret History episode 3 - The Power of the Past
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Archaeology – A Secret History episode 3 – The Power of the Past

Archaeology - A Secret History episode 3 - The Power of the Past: shows how 20th-century attention turned from civilisation and kings to the search for the common man against a background of science and competing political ideologies.      Archaeologist Richard Miles presents a series charting the history of the breakthroughs and watersheds in our long quest to understand our ancient past.   Archaeology - A Secret History episode 3 - The Power of the Past   Archaeology…

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Read more about the article Archaeology – A Secret History episode 2 – The Search for Civilisation
Archaeology - A Secret History episode 2 - The Search for Civilisation
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Archaeology – A Secret History episode 2 – The Search for Civilisation

Archaeology - A Secret History episode 2 : Archaeologist Richard Miles shows how discoveries in the 18th and 19th centuries overturned ideas of when and where civilisation began as empires competed to literally 'own' the past.     Archaeologist Richard Miles presents a series charting the history of the breakthroughs and watersheds in our long quest to understand our ancient past.   Archaeology - A Secret History episode 2 - In the Beginning   Archaeology is the study of human activity through the…

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Read more about the article First Civilizations episode 4 – Trade
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First Civilizations episode 4 – Trade

The finale episode, First Civilizations – Trade episode 4, examines an ancient civilization unlike any other, that of the Indus Valley. Rather than imposing order through war or religion, it relied on the free flow of trade. The exchange of goods promoted wealth, co-operation and trust.     A look at the first human civilizations, which emerged in the Near East, Egypt, the Indus Valley, China, the Andes, and Mesoamerica. All subsequent civilizations have been derived from these original six…

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First Civilizations episode 3 – Cities

First Civilizations – Cities episode 3, view the birthplace of civilization: the Middle East, site of the world’s first villages, towns and cities, from the hills of Turkey to the plains of Iraq. They were crucibles of invention and innovation-turbo-charging the pace of progress.     A look at the first human civilizations, which emerged in the Near East, Egypt, the Indus Valley, China, the Andes, and Mesoamerica. All subsequent civilizations have been derived from these original six foundational civilizations.…

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First Civilizations episode 2 – Religion

First Civilizations episode 2 - Religion: discover the secret to the stability and cohesion of Ancient Egypt—religion. When people share a core set of beliefs, they are more likely to identify as one. That was true for the first civilizations and it’s just as true today.     A look at the first human civilizations, which emerged in the Near East, Egypt, the Indus Valley, China, the Andes, and Mesoamerica. All subsequent civilizations have been derived from these original six…

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