Archaeologist Iain Shearer and Julian Droogan present a ten-week lecture series exploring the great archaeological digs that revealed our ancient past.
Archaeology is the study of the most exciting epic ever written: our human story. Like any oeuvre, some chapters are more revealing, thrilling, or just down-right stranger than others.
Hear the stories of famous digs – of Agatha Christie in Syria and Iraq, of Arthur Evans and the Palace of Knossos on Crete, Heinrich Schliemann’s discovery of the probable site of Troy and Howard Carter’s famous uncovering of Tutankhamen’s tomb.
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Image: Ottomar Anton Cheap Mediterranean Trips poster for the Hamburg Southern Line 1935 (detail), Cauer Collection, Germany / Bridgeman Images
Julian Droogan and Iain Shearer: Dig the world!
Iain Shearer: Persia: Persepolis and Susa
Iain Shearer: Greece - Knossos
Iain Shearer: Greece - Akrotiri
Iain Shearer: Afghanistan - Ai Khanum and Begram
Julian Droogan: Iraq - Babylon and Nineveh
Julian Droogan: India - Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro
Julian Droogan: Central Asia - Khotan and Dunhuang
Julian Droogan: Turkey - Gobleki Tepe and Catalhoyuk
Julian Droogan and Iain Shearer: Does the past have a future?