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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: BBC
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 3x50 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2013
Available in French: No

The struggle to decode the past.
 
From the days of the Romans to the detailed scientific archaeology of today, humans have longed to make sense of buildings and objects that time has left behind. But from the truth about the bible, to the origins of civilization, and the scientific assault on deeply held cultural myths – striving to get to grips with the ancient world has always caused trouble.

In three films, packed with some of the great figures of archaeology, and set against a background of tipping points in history, archaeologist Richard Miles travels through the ages of the Renaissance and Enlightenment, and into the modern day, to discover how we have tried to understand our ancient past over the last 2,000 years of hotly fought history, and tells the story of how our fascination with the mysteries of our ancient past has created a legacy of wonder, discovery, and debate.