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Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles traces the development of Western civilization, from the first cities in Mesopotamia to the fall of the Roman Empire. In this six-part series, Miles travels through the Middle East, Egypt, Pakistan and the Mediterranean to discover how the challenges of society -- religion and politics, art and culture, war and diplomacy, technology and trade -- were dealt with and fought over in order to maintain a functioning civilization. Stories are told of disappeared, ruined and modern cities, from ancient Iraq to modern Damascus, to reveal how successes and failures of the ancients shaped the world today.

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  1. Richard Miles

    Richard Miles

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    6 Episodes

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Ancient Worlds

Season 1

2010 | 6 Episodes

Season 1 of Ancient Worlds premiered on November 10, 2010.

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Ancient Worlds
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Type Documentary

Original Language English

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