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Sir Mortimer and Magnus - 4. In the Steps of Alexander

First transmitted in 1974, Magnus Magnusson talks to Sir Mortimer Wheeler about his discoveries at Pushkalavati - the 'Lotus City' at the foot of the Khyber Pass - in 1958.

First transmitted in 1974, Magnus Magnusson talks to Sir Mortimer Wheeler about his discoveries at Pushkalavati.

In the year 327BC Alexander the Great conquered Pushkalavati, the 'Lotus City' at the foot of the Khyber Pass. Upon invitation by the Government of Pakistan Sir Mortimer Wheeler travelled to the site in 1958 and commenced what was to be his last excavation.

Sir Mortimer recalls the excavation and reveals how he arranged for the Pakistan Air Force to photograph the site, leading to "the greatest discovery made in the frontier of Pakistan for perhaps 100 years."

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