How did our ancient ancestors shape the modern world?

In this epic history series, Bettany Hughes travels the world to discover the incredible artefacts from the most prestigious historical sites. Can these wonders provide some insight into how we live and think today?

Travel the world and explore ancient history, all from the comfort of your living room, with this epic Bettany Hughes documentary. This six-part history series takes you on archaeological adventures visiting Greece, Malta, Istanbul and more, and learn about famous treasures from history such as the mask of Medusa to the world’s first Neanderthal Art.

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