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- The ultimate guide to the world's cultural treasures
descriptionFrom the Taj Mahal to the Statue of Liberty, through to the Parthenon and the Great Wall of China, historian Dan Cruickshank has been set a monumental challenge - to journey non-stop across the globe in search of the most significant man-made treasures on the planet.Intimate and engaging, this 10 part series sees Cruickshank chart the rise and fall of many of the world's greatest civilisations to create a unique picture of humankind - celebrating the world as a diverse treasure house of art and ancient artefacts. Travelling on an epic round-the-world trip to 44 countries in just five months, he risks life and limb to reach and re-evaluate some of our most remote and revered treasures. From the castles of Japan to the Nazca lines in Peru, from Persepolis in Iran to the Sydney Opera House in Australia, this is your chance to witness eighty fine examples of human artistic expression
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