The Power of the Past
A look at how attention turned from civilisation and kings to the search for the common man against a background of science and competing political ideologies.
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.
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BBC Four Archaeology Season
Archaeology: A Secret History is part of BBC Four’s season of programmes exploring our fascination with uncovering the past. Find out more about the other programmes in the season below…
The Flying Archaeologist - Ben Robinson conducts aerial surveys of ancient sites to reveal new evidence of lost civilisations.
Stories from the Dark Earth: Meet the Ancestors Revisited - Julian Richards discovers how science, conservation and new finds have changed our understanding of history.
Nelson’s Caribbean Hell-hole: An Eighteenth Century Navy Graveyard Uncovered - Human bones found in Antigua trigger an investigation into a dark chapter of Britain's imperial past.
The Archaeology at the BBC Collection - Robin Lane Fox explores the BBC's first ventures into archaeology programming.
The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars - Peter Barton investigates the military mining that played a big part in the tactics of both sides during WWI.
|Series Producer||Cameron Balbirnie|
|Executive Producer||Eamon Hardy|