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  • The Ideas That Make Us: Series 3 The new series of The Ideas That Make Us will be broadcast across this week on Radio 4 at 1.45pm. Click here for more details, and to listen online via BBC iPlayer.
    Posted 14 Dec 2014, 15:09 by Alexander Bell
  • Byzantium Unearthed Bettany's Radio 4 series Byzantium Unearthed is available on BBC Radio 4 Extra over this week - click here to listen and for more information.In the series, Bettany looks at the latest archaeological evidence to learn more about the empire of Byzantium and the people who ruled it.
    Posted 6 Dec 2014, 12:44 by Alexander Bell
  • Secrets Of The Sky The first episode of Bettany's new ITV series Secrets Of The Sky was watched by 3.1 million. Click here to watch the series on ITV Player.
    Posted 17 Jan 2015, 10:57 by Alexander Bell
  • Classics For All Event at City Hall Click here to visit the CfA website, and here for photos.
    Posted 5 Nov 2014, 05:29 by Bettany Hughes
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Over thirty years ago I sat and watched a programme on British television about Tutankhamen. I still remember the frisson - the realisation that the stories I'd heard; of boy-kings dripping in gold; of hidden burial chambers and court intrigue could, sometimes, be true.

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Bettany Hughes,
13 Mar 2012, 23:30