Greek Island Odyssey With Bettany Hughes

October 2020
48:06

S1 Ep6

Expired 4.0 3 x
Bettany sails through the Corinth Canal - a feat of engineering which required the removal of 12 million cubic metres of earth to construct - to understand this strategic location for the ancient Greeks and tell the story of Jason, famous for his adventures with Argonauts and his ill-fated marriage to sorceress Medea.
September 2020
48:06

S1 Ep5

Expired 4.0 14 x
Bettany arrives in the Peloponnese, a peninsula that's home to some of ancient Greece's most legendary kings and vicious warriors. To understand the violent world in which the myths and legends are set, Bettany visits the bones of a 19-old-warrior who died more than 3,500 years ago. Healed sword marks and a large hole in h...
48:17

Season 1 Episode 4

Expired 3.0 16 x
Arriving just as a sea storm hits, Bettany is lucky to reach ‘the big island’ of Crete before the seas become impassable. The Odyssey describes the tempestuous waters here, and Bettany seeks out a unique replica of the exact kind of boat in which Odysseus and his crew faced the challenges of the sea in.
August 2020
48:03

Season 1 Episode 3

Expired 3.0 13 x
Bettany heads to Santorini, the site of one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in history. In the Bronze Age, it erupted with the force of 3000 atomic bombs, destroying much of the island, and leading Bettany to wonder if this is the source of the myth of Atlantis.
48:01

Season 1 Episode 2

Expired 4.0 3 x
Following Odysseus’ trail, Bettany takes a predawn trip to Delos. An island held so sacred in ancient times that no one could live or die there. It’s a rule still maintained. Wandering the ruins, Bettany discovers that the Romans turned Delos into a marketplace for their slave trade - with up to 10,000 people a day traded ...
48:07

Season 1 Episode 1

Expired 4.0 8 x
Bettany Hughes begins her journey in the waters of the Eastern Mediterranean near Fourni, finding a graveyard of ancient shipwrecks. Bettany meets underwater archaeologist George Koutsouflakis, who takes her to the site of an incredible discovery - 58 shipwrecks dating back 2,500 years. These ships and their crews met a wa...
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