Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the truth behind the empire of Babylon.
Simon Schama considers Israel's troubled life, its achievements and possible future.
Historian Priya Atwal explores the global pitfalls in telling textbook national history.
20 years on John McCarthy returns to Lebanon, in search of signs of the Arab spring.
After nine years of civil war, Jeremy Bowen explores the balance of power in Syria.
One of Palmyra's most iconic structures, and the man who gave his life to protect the city
The moment Israel declared its independence, recalled by the last two surviving witnesses.