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Civilisations

Over on BBC, the series Civilisations is on iPlayer. We are thoroughly enjoying watching it. 

The series was broadcast earlier on this year in the UK and tells the story of humanity's visual culture through objects, artefacts and ideas. It is a wide-ranging series, taking in Olmec sculpture, Roman and Greek antiquities, Ancient Egyptian sarcophogi, Persian art and much more besides. The presenters of the first two we have watched, Mary Beard and Simon Schama are as engaging as always and offer much to ponder and think about. Watchers in the UK can access the series via this link