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Duration: 1 hour

What really went on at the ancient Greek oracle at Delphi, how did it get its awesome reputation and why is it still influential today?

Michael Scott of Cambridge University uncovers the secrets of the most famous oracle in the ancient world. A vital force in ancient history for a thousand years, it is now one of Greece's most beautiful tourist sites, but in its time it has been a gateway into the supernatural, a cockpit of political conflict, and a beacon for internationalism. And at its heart was the famous inscription which still inspires visitors today - 'Know Thyself'.

Last on

Fri 11 Jan 2013 00:50 BBC Four

Credits

Presenter
Michael Scott
Producer
David Wilson
Director
David Wilson
Executive Producer
Harry Bell

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