Season 1, Episode 2
This six-part series tells the story of the birth and flourishing of civilisation in the Middle East and its huge influence on the West.
From the foundation of science, monotheism, commerce, justice, civil rights and artistic expression – look Eastward.
The series contends that history that starts from an ancient Greek perspective distorts the true path of civilisation. For crucial phases in world history, the political, economic and cultural centre was the Middle East.