Read more about the article Pavlopetri – The City Beneath the Waves
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Pavlopetri – The City Beneath the Waves

Pavlopetri - The City Beneath the Waves: Just off the southern coast of mainland Greece lies the oldest submerged city in the world. It thrived for 2,000 years during the time that saw the birth of western civilisation. An international team of experts uses cutting-edge technology to prise age-old secrets from the complex of streets and stone buildings that lie less than five metres below the surface of the ocean. State-of-the-art CGI helps to raise the city from the seabed,…

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The Story of Wales episode 6

The Story of Wales episode 6: Huw Edwards reviews how the country changed after World War Two. The people of Wales make their mark on politics and sport, and the nation's sense of history is revived.       In the last 70 years, Wales has changed more rapidly than ever. In this final episode, a Welshman battles to set up Britain's most cherished institution, the British parliament votes to drown a Welsh valley, a new generation of sporting heroes…

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The Story of Wales episode 5

The Story of Wales episode 5:  Huw Edwards examines how the mining of Welsh steam coal made the country's reputation, attracting thousands of workers in the boom times. Then the Depression came.       It's boom time as Wales becomes known the world over for one particular product - Welsh steam coal, the best you can get. In the space of 50 years, 'black gold' builds a new Wales. The coalfield pulls in hundreds of thousands of migrants with…

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The Story of Wales episode 4

The Story of Wales episode 4: The Industrial Revolution turns Wales into a global player, bringing unimaginable wealth - and desperate poverty. From Parys Mountain on Anglesey to Copperopolis, Swansea, in the south, the copper trade transforms the landscape and economy. Iron does the same for Merthyr Tydfil, making it a world-class centre of technology. This brave new Wales fuels massive social turmoil, riots and uprisings - and leads to the first national demands for democracy and workers' rights.  …

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The Story of Wales episode 3

The Story of Wales episode 3: It is 1485: a young nobleman sails to the land of his fathers from exile in France. His mission - to capture the English crown. For the first time, a self-proclaimed Welshman will be king of England. Under the dynasty he founds, Wales becomes united with England. For every generation of Welsh people to come, the consequences are huge. But exactly what it means - for the next 250 years, at least - depends…

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