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Agriculture and bureaucracy in ancient Syria
Agriculture and bureaucracy in ancient Syria

Duration: 05:42

Richard Miles examines artefacts from Tell Brak in Syria.

 
Gold coin of Croesus c550 BC (audio)
Gold coin of Croesus c550 BC (audio)

Duration: 13:00

What the legendary wealth of King Croesus can tell us about coinage in the ancient world.

 
Golden cape from Bronze Age Britain (audio)
Golden cape from Bronze Age Britain (audio)

Duration: 14:08

An intricately formed golden cape tells a tale about life in Bronze Age Britain.

 
How the Phoenecians developed the first alphabet
How the Phoenecians developed the first alphabet

Duration: 02:27

Andrew Marr tells the story of the Phoenician traders who invented the first alphabet.

 
Life in Roman Palmyra
Life in Roman Palmyra

Duration: 05:02

Richard Miles examines the changing fortunes of Palmyra in the history of the Roman empire.

 
Richard Miles examines the roadside tomb of a former Roman slave
Richard Miles examines the roadside tomb of a former Roman slave

Duration: 01:12

Richard Miles examines the roadside tomb of a former Roman slave.

 
The violent side of Assyrian imperialism
The violent side of Assyrian imperialism

Duration: 04:09

Richard Miles examines the violent and war-driven reign of Shalmaneser III, King of Assyria in the 9th century BC.

 
The world behind the remains
The world behind the remains

Duration: 01:05

Richard Miles examines the role of material culture in examining ancient civilisations.

 

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