Bettany Hughes Treasures of the World: Series 1

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History Documentary hosted by Bettany Hughes, published by Channel 4 broadcasted as part of CH.4 series in 2021 - English narration

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Bettany Hughes Treasures of the World: Series 1 Bettany Hughes takes viewers on armchair travels to explore household-name treasures and new finds from across the world.

[edit] Greece

The first episode focuses on Greece, including a visit to the archaeological dig at the site of Alexander the Great birthplace in Aegae. Her journey also takes her to Athens, Nafplio, Sparta and Olympia, and to a dig at Epidaurus, where an underground snake pit used for healing has been discovered and an ancient theatre turns out to still be acoustically perfect.

[edit] Malta

The historian travels to Malta in search of ancient artefacts, and leads the first TV crew to be allowed to film in the Hypogeum, a recently discovered underground temple that provided a burial place for up to 7000 individuals. Before a major restoration project starts, Bettany is invited to film in the Queen and Prince Philip's romantic hideaway, the Villa Guardamangia, and explores in a series of underground tunnels from the Second World War.

[edit] Gibraltar

The historian explores Gibraltar, encountering the world's first evidence of Neanderthal art, and handles the first report of Admiral Nelson's death in the Gibraltar Chronicle. She also explores the colourful natural formations of the underground pleasure gardens, and discovers where Victorian officers left messages carved into cave walls.

[edit] Mediterranean

Bettany embarks on a Mediterranean voyage, beginning at its mouth with a recently discovered mask of Medusa, identified from fragments in Gorham's Cave on Gibraltar. Charting a course east, Bettany journeys to the strategic Island of Malta, where a Punic tomb has just been discovered. She reveals contents that prove these Phoenicians originated from North Africa. In the countryside, Bettany discovers how farmers grow three citrus crops a year with a special tour of an ancient Arabic underground irrigation system called `The Invention of Summer".

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1080 x 1920
  • Video Resolution: 1.778 (16:9
  • Audio Codec: MPEG-4 AAC LC
  • Audio: English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s VBR 4800Hz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 47 mins
  • Framerate: 25.97 Fps
  • Number of Parts: 4
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 1-54 GB
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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