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Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World A story of daring and intrigue - archaeologists discovered the treasures of Afghanistan's nomadic ancestors but then had to hide them to keep them safe.
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In Search of the Trojan War The Age of Heroes The Apple of Discord The Trojan War has its roots in the marriage between Peleus and Thetis, a sea-goddess. Peleus and Thetis had not invited Eris, the goddess of discord, to their marriage and the outraged go
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The siege of Troy: Near the end of the ninth year since the landing, the Greek army, tired from the fighting and from the lack of supplies, mutinied against their leaders and demanded to return to their homes. According to the Cypria, Achilles forced the
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How did ancient Egyptians build the Great Pyramid at Giza, joining two million blocks of heavy stone with amazing precision? Who were the leaders who built these enormous structures, and what did these tombs signify? Host David Macaulay explores the histo
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The Harappan civilization was mainly urban and mercantile. Inhabitants of the Indus valley traded with Mesopotamia, southern India, Afghanistan, and Iran for gold, silver, copper, and turquoise. The Mesopotamian model of irrigated agriculture was used to
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Pictures of ancient & medieval Russia alternating with scenes from Russia today.