Lost Kings of the Desert
First transmitted in 1979, Professor Colin Renfrew examines the forgotten city of Hatra. The programme examines how this stone metropolis retained its buildings, unlike the mud-bricked city of Nineveh, which is now just a large mound or 'tell'. Renfrew visits the reconstructed gates and figures of winged bull-men that are all that is left of Nineveh, before illustrating the extraordinary society that existed at Hatra, which was influenced by the Romans yet remained independent.
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|Presenter||Professor Colin Renfrew|
|Participant||Dr Majid Al Shams|
|Costume Supervisor||Bruce Norman|