Ancient Worlds
In this six-part series, archeologist and historian Richard Miles explores the roots of civilization, from the first cities in Mesopotamia to the fall of the Roman Empire. In a voyage of discovery that takes him to Iraq, Syria, Turkey, North Africa, Egypt, Pakistan and Europe, Richard shares ancient wonders and stories of the empire-builders, preachers, poets and kings who defined the course of future human experience.

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Episodes
Ep 1
Come Together
Watch July 20, 10:00pm
Ep 2
The Age of Iron
Watch July 27, 10:00pm
Ep 3
The Greek Thing
Watch August 3, 10:00pm
Ep 4
Return of the King
Watch August 10, 10:00pm
Ep 5
Republic of Virtue
Watch August 17, 10:00pm
Ep 6
City of Man, City of God
Watch August 24, 10:00pm
Come Together
Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles traces the roots of civilization in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Anatolia and Greece. (1 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Jul 20, 10:00pm
Thu Jul 21, 2:00am
The Age of Iron
Richard Miles looks at the survivors of the great Bronze Age collapse, a regional catastrophe that wiped out the hard won achievements of civilization in the eastern Mediterranean about 3,000 years ago. (2 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Jul 27, 10:00pm
Thu Jul 28, 2:00am
The Greek Thing
Richard Miles explores the power and the paradox of the 'Greek Thing' - development in art, philosophy and science that went hand in hand with political discord, social injustice and endless war. (3 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Aug 3, 10:00pm
Thu Aug 4, 2:00am
Return of the King
In this episode, Richard Miles traces the battle-scarred career of Alexander the Great. (4 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Aug 10, 10:00pm
Thu Aug 11, 2:00am
Republic of Virtue
How did an insignificant cluster of Latin hill villages on the edge of the civilized world become the greatest empire the world has known? Richard Miles examines the phenomenon of the Roman Republic. (5 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Aug 17, 10:00pm
Thu Aug 18, 2:00am
City of Man, City of God
In the final episode, Richard Miles examines the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. (6 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Aug 24, 10:00pm
Thu Aug 25, 2:00am