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 examines the artistic legacy of ancient Greece. In the final episode, he explores the extraordinary afterlife of the Greek masterpieces that changed the course of western culture. Succeeding centuries have found in ancient Greek art inspiration for their own ideals and ambitions. Filming in Italy, Germany, France and Britain, Alastair's investigation includes The Venus of Knidos, the first naked woman in western art, the bronze horses of St Mark's in Venice which became a pawn in an imperial game and the naked discus thrower, the Discobolus, personally bought by Adolf Hitler and used by him as a symbol of Aryan supremacy. episode 3.

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, 11:00pm. See more...