In this classic video from the BBC archive, historian Richard Miles travels to Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Anatolia and Greece, showing how past successes and failures shaped today's world.
From Byzantine churches to Ottoman palaces, Istanbul's well-preserved heritage is still very present on a visit to Turkey’s largest city.
A city-wide trend for new museums, exhibition spaces and art galleries displays where this rapidly changing city is going, rather than where it has been.
An itinerary through the hidden tales of Istanbul’s most famous monument.
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