Istanbul and the Islands

First transmitted in 1958, Sir Mortimer Wheeler and the Hellenic Travellers’ Club scholars continue to sail the Mediterranean.

In this programme they travel east via Istanbul, stepping onshore on the Aegean island of Lesbos, a site which during antiquity held a significant position along the ancient trade route to Hellespont. In Turkey, Sir Mortimer Wheeler meets German archaeologist Professor Boehringer, to discuss his excavations at Asclepium in the ancient Greek city of Pergamon.

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31 minutes

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Mon 28 Jul 1958 21:30
BBC Television Service

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