Exploring the impact on our modern world
In 2018, we live in an apparently Manichean world of ‘bigly winners’ and ‘sad losers’, a completion between cultures that can only win or lose. But how do we define the success of a society? Longevity? Impact on other cultures? Join archaeologist Iain Shearer as we explore some of the lesser known cultures of antiquity and their often-unrecognised impact on our modern world: we are all the heirs to Vanished Kingdoms.
Image: Claude Lorrain Seaport with the Embarkation of St. Ursula 1641 (detail). National Gallery, London, UK / Bridgeman Images
Sogdians, Tocharians, Kushans
Colchis, Lazica, Caucasian Iberia and Albania
Kazhars and the Jewish peoples of Central Asia