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  • Recent Articles The Mind-Shifters Reaching Us From 2,500 Years Ago - The Arts Desk, 26/07/201510 Questions For Broadcaster Bettany Hughes - Sunday Times, 26/07/2015
    Posted 26 Jul 2015, 10:09 by Alex Bell
  • Caucasian Roots A new Radio 3 series currently airing in which Bettany traces the role of the Caucasus in western imagination, from Jason and the Argonauts through to the idea of a primeval white Caucasian race. Click here for more information, and for links to listen online. You can read Bettany's HistoryExtra article 'Five Things You Didn't Know About The Caucasus' here.Click here to view images from the series. 
    Posted 26 Mar 2015, 05:43 by Alex Bell
  • Mary Renault Books Bettany has written the introductions for new editions of Mary Renault's The King Must Die and The Bull From The Sky.
    Posted 13 Mar 2015, 15:23 by Alex Bell
  • 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 18 Jul 2015, 14:23 by Alex Bell
  • Byzantium Unearthed Bettany's Radio 4 series Byzantium Unearthed is available on BBC Radio 4 Extra over this week - click here 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 18 Jul 2015, 14:24 by Alex Bell
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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.

That BBC documentary was inspirational. I've been fortunate enough to spend my adult life following my own research interests - and delight in being able to share the results with a wider public.

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Bettany Hughes,
13 Mar 2012, 23:30