The Power of the Past

Image for The Power of the PastNot currently available on BBC iPlayer

Episode 3 of 3

Duration: 1 hour

Archaeologist Richard Miles presents a series charting the history of the breakthroughs and watersheds in our long quest to understand our ancient past. He shows how 20th-century attention turned from civilisation and kings to the search for the common man against a background of science and competing political ideologies.


Richard Miles
Series Producer
Cameron Balbirnie
Executive Producer
Eamon Hardy
Nicola Seare
Nicola Seare


Featured in...

  • Archaeology at the BBC

    A collection of programmes charting the BBC's first ventures into archaeology programming.

Exploring hidden Herculaneum

Dr Richard Miles

"The flickering torch light of the guide reveals glimpses of a long lost world..."

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss