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Andrew Marr's History of the World Christopher Columbus

The explosion of global capitalism began with Christopher Columbus stumbling across America while searching for China.
  • 2012
  • 00:09:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Leonardo da Vinci

In Europe, the Renaissance takes place, with Leonardo Da Vinci demonstrating a new way of thinking and painting the world famous ‘The Last Supper’.
  • 2012
  • 00:08:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Siege of Constantinople

The battle between religions and empires starts again, with Muslim Turks, the Ottomans, pushing deep into once Christian lands. At the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, we learn how Ottoman leader Mehmet the Second invaded Constantinople.
  • 2012
  • 00:09:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Cleopatra

Egypt’s Cleopatra presented herself as living God Isis and her ill-fated union with Julius Caesar encouraged him to be honoured as a living God, declaring himself Dictator Perpetuus – Dictator in Perpetuity.
  • 2012
  • 00:10:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Siddhartha

Andrew Marr visits the Buddhan Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India, dedicated to The Buddha, who offered a new way of living with no place for violence.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Battle of Marathon

At the Battle of Marathon we see how military tactics can defend from the strongest of armies. With this we discover the beginnings of the Olympics and marathon, from the soldiers' run back to Athens to defend their city.
  • 2012
  • 00:10:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Cyrus the Great

In the ruins of Sardis, the capital of Lydia in what is now Turkey, Andrew Marr tells the story of King Croesus' encounter with the Persian King Cyrus the Great.
  • 2012
  • 00:09:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World The Minoans

Visiting the ruins of Knossos in Crete, we discover how the first civilizations were driven to extremes to try to overcome the forces of nature, as demonstrated in the Minoans' sacrifice.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Yu the Great

From first towns to first engineering projects, we travel across to China to see how the Yellow River was tamed by the emperor Da Yu.
  • 2012
  • 00:08:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World The beginning of colonies

Agriculture allowed us to settle for the first time, creating the first towns, such as that visited at Çatalhöyük in Turkey. We uncover the Leopard Lady, whose body and burial tell us much about the first towns and daily life at that time.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2020

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