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Year Released:
 2006

The world of the Ancient Greeks lives on today through its mythology. For countless generations prior to biblical times, tales of gods and goddesses were passed down by storytellers and interwoven into traditions and philosophies.

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by Bettany Hughes
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Year Released:
 2008

The Minoan civilization on the Mediterranean island of Crete flourished from 2000-1500 BC. Then it gradually declined, its palaces disappearing into the landscape--to be rediscovered in the late 19th century.

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by Michael Wood
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Year Released:
 1991

Historian and author Michael Wood traces the birth of modern society, in the obscurity of ancient history, in this spectacular documentary shot on locations around the world.

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by John Romer
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Year Released:
 1984

How did ordinary Egyptians live in the time of the pharaohs? Renowned British Egyptologist John Romer explores the ruins of an ancient village just outside Thebes, where generations of craftsmen and artists built and decorated royal tombs.

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Year Released:
 2015

Dr. Thomas Asbridge presents a revelatory account of the Crusades, the 200-year war between Christians and Muslims for control of the Holy Land.

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by Michael Wood
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Year Released:
 1985

In Search of the Trojan War is a 6-part BBC TV documentary series written and presented by Michael Wood, first broadcast in 1985. It examines the extent to which historical and archeological evidence matches the tale of the Trojan War as recounted by Homer in The Iliad.

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by David Macaulay
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Year Released:
 1984

The glories of Ancient Rome are explored in ROMAN CITY, based on David Macaulay's acclaimed book. This animated and live-action video recounts life in Verbonia, a fictional city in Gaul.

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Year Released:
 2002

In 1570 B.C., Rome was a marsh, the Acropolis an empty rock, but Egypt was 1,000 years old. The pyramid-builders were gone, yet Egypt still awaited its New Kingdom, an empire forged by conquest and remembered for eons.

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Available on:
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Year Released:
 2006

Dramatised documentary series telling the story of the rise and fall of Ancient Rome through the six key turning points.

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Year Released:
 2003

Tony Robinson's Romans is a four-part television documentary series created by Tony Robinson about the Roman Empire. It debuted on Channel 4 on 20 September 2003, and aired through 11 October 2003.

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