Treasures of Ancient Greece is a History Documentary programme.

Treasures of Ancient Greece is a 4 star programme

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Treasures of Ancient Greece

Series in which Alastair Sooke explores the dazzling artistic legacy of ancient Greece. In the first episode he explores the surprising roots of Greek art, beginning his journey in Crete at the palace of Knossos, legendary home of the Minotaur. He travels to Santorini to the 'Greek Pompeii', and finds gold in the fabled stronghold of Mycenae and dazzling remains from Greece's Dark Ages. Alastair discovers the beginnings of a defining spirit in Greek art, embracing mythology, a passion for symmetry, and an obsession with the human body. episode 1.

Genre: History Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

4/5 Stars

When is Treasures of Ancient Greece next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 Tomorrow, 12:00am and on BBC 4 March 21st, 12:00am. See more...