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Ancient worlds: The story of civilisation

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.
Read more… 25 January 2014


A new dawn rises over Luxor’s Valley of the Queens

Queen Nefertari, known as one of the most beautiful women in history, still inspires after 3,000 years, with her tomb giving wondrous insight into the art and beliefs of Ancient Egypt.
10 May 2013


On the road: Luxor, Egypt

The tranquil Temple of Karnak is often overlooked by the hordes of tourists flocking to Luxor’s Valley of the Kings.
06 March 2013


The world’s most-visited ancient ruins

From Egypt to China, ruins inspire us to contemplate the passing of time. But the most-visited draw millions of travellers annually, putting some in danger of being loved too much.
18 July 2012


Abu Simbel: The great temple of Egypt

The Great Temple of Ramses II was rediscovered two hundred years ago, carved out of a mountain on the Niles’ banks. The structure is a shrine to the pharaoh and primeval Egyptian gods.
Read more… 05 August 2010


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