22 November 2021, 12:00 am
The Ancient World (2010)
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions, Webcasts
End Date
28 November 2021, 11:59 pm

A series of documentaries presented by the historian Bettany Hughes. Travelling across present locations, Bettany explores the cultural and political pasts of ancient peoples, including the Greeks, Minoans and Egyptian.

The Ancient Worlds: Engineering Ancient Egypt | Click here to watch
(51 min; English)

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 drove the people of this ancient civilisation to build on such a massive scale. The story is told through the reigns of two pharaohs - Khufu and Ramesses II.