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Chronicle | Aphrodite's Other Island

Follow the results of an excavation at the Bronze Age site of Phylakopi.

CHANNEL | BBC 2

FIRST BROADCAST | 20 November 1978

DURATION | 49 minutes 07 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1978

Synopsis

Professor Colin Renfrew and his team have been digging at Phylakopi, on the Greek island of Melos (now known as Milos) for ten years. During this time they've uncovered a great deal about Bronze Age and Classical Greece, including information on society after Minoan Crete took over the island and details of the population's diet 4,000 years ago. The project illustrates how an excavation is carried out and the care and dedication of those involved.

Did you know?

Colin Renfrew is one of the leading archaeologists of the 20th Century. He has published widely on Bronze Age Greece and prehistoric Europe and challenged the notion that European (and other) civilisations were formed after invasions from the Near East. More recently, Renfrew has turned his attention to the antiquities trade and the problem of looting from archaeological sites. He was made a life peer in 1991.

Contributors

Narrator
Jane Renfrew
Contributor
Malcolm Wagstaff
Contributor
Producer, Writer
Programme Editor

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