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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: BBC
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 6x50 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2010
Available in French: No

The successes and failures of the ancient civilisations that have shaped the world we inherited – their story is our story. This landmark six-part series reveals how civilisation was constructed.

Ancient Worlds is a fascinating voyage of discovery from the birth of the first cities through the development of trade, warfare, writing, religion and kingship, to the mighty empires that struggled for supremacy in the first clash of civilisation.

With extensive filming in Iraq, Syria, Turkey, North Africa, Egypt, Pakistan and Europe and interviews with eminent historians, experts and archaeologists the series uncovers the stories of the empire-builders, preachers, poets and kings, who defined the entire course of future human experience.

From the cities of Mesopotamia to the rise and fall of Bronze Age civilisation, the Persian wars, Alexander the Great and Rome, Ancient Worlds brings the kings, warriors, merchants and philosophers back to life.

Stunning photography of ancient wonders and lost worlds combines with rare footage of art and artefacts to reveal what the Ancients were fighting for then, and what they have left us fighting for now.