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Kew: The Garden That Changed the World

Kew: The Garden That Changed the World - Dan Cruickshank unearths some of the surprising stories that shaped the famous gardens. His travels take him from the royal gardens to the corridors of power and the outposts of Empire as he pieces together Kew's story, uncovering tales of bravery, high adventure, passion and drama.     Kew Gardens is a botanic garden in southwest London that houses the "largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world".  …

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Read more about the article Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 10 – Homeward Bound
Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 10 - Homeward Bound

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 10 – Homeward Bound

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 10 - Homeward Bound: At last, the end is in sight, and Dan's circumnavigation of the globe almost complete. But first there are some of the most brilliant treasures of all to enjoy. Venice, Florence and Rome revive an exhausted but ebullient Dan about to take his 92nd flight of the trip before he sails for home.     His first destination was once the most dangerous place on earth - Mostar and…

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Read more about the article Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 9 – Turkey to Germany
Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 9 - Turkey to Germany

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 9 – Turkey to Germany

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 9 - Turkey to Germany: In the penultimate stage of Dan Cruickshank’s gargantuan journey around the world, we find the intrepid explorer floating above Turkey in a hot air balloon! Below lie miles of a subterranean city where across the centuries peoples hid from warring factions from the east and west.     Once in the caves - dark and sinister as they are - Dan uncovers an ingenious means of defence before…

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Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 8 – Mali to Egypt

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 8 - Mali to Egypt: Dan Cruickshank’s journey around the world reaches new heights of discomfort in the heat and dust of the desert. He takes in the astonishing cave paintings of the Dogon tribe before embarking on a love affair in Egypt with the most beautiful woman in history for whom he must brave two giant jackals.     In between, he witnesses the grotesque masks of Mali that connect the world…

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Read more about the article Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 7 – Jordan to Ethiopia
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Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 7 – Jordan to Ethiopia

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 7 - Jordan to Ethiopia: Dan Cruickshank travels the world in search of man's greatest creations. Dan's in search of the Ark of the Covenant, a journey which takes him from Jordan to the Holy Land and finally to Ethiopia.     On the way he sees the city of Petra which is carved directly out of a rock face, prehistoric skyscrapers and the most powerful king in Africa - King Lalibela.  …

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