Alexander's Lost World

Land of the Golden Fleece

Series 1 - Episode 5 Land of the Golden Fleece

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Summary

David Adams continues his search for ancient civilisations along the Amu Darya river, visiting the historic region of Badakhshan in north Afghanistan and south Tajikistan. In the waters of the Oxus River he discovers a surprising connection to Jason and the Argonauts, contemplating whether they could possibly have travelled this far from Greece. The presenter then explores the riches that had drawn Alexander and the Greeks, following the ancient trade route deep into in remotest Badakhshan to discover more of its ancient civilization. Deep in the Hindu Kush, on the borders of Nuristan, David reaches lapis lazuli mines that supplied the precious blue stone for Tutankhamun's funeral mask.

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Presenter David Adams
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