Alexandria: The Greatest City

Bettany Hughes goes in search of this lost civilisation, founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC and which became the world’s first global centre of culture.

Bettany Hughes goes in search of this lost civilisation, revealing the story of a city founded out of the desert by Alexander the Great in 331 BC to become the world's first global centre of culture. The documentary also looks at the role of astronomer and philosopher Hypatia, and incorporates stunning footage from the feature film 'Agora'.

Production Information

Broadcaster: More 4 & History Channel

TX Date: March 2010

Format: 1 x 48

Useful Links:

Channel 4 - The Ancient World with Bethany Hughes

Bettany Hughes - Alexandria: The Greatest City

 

Distribution:

all3media International

Executive Producer(s):

Richard Bradley

Bill Locke

Presenter(s):

Bettany Hughes