Bettany Hughes: Treasures of Albania and the Adriatic on SBS – Professor Bettany Hughes reveals the secrets of the Adriatic coast of Albania.
Following in the footsteps of Julius Caesar, she visits the once-thriving ancient Roman ports of Oricum and Apollonia, before travelling inland to the mountains on the border of North Macedonia.
Bettany joins a pioneering underwater archaeology team uncovering 7500-year old treasures beneath the freezing waters of Lake Ohrid.
Her journey continues to the magnificent Ottoman town of Berat as Bettany unlocks a diverse history of honour and religious tolerance.
Finally, she delves into the medieval world of Albania’s formidable castles, on the trail of Albania’s ‘Braveheart’ known as Skanderbeg and encountering a group of singers maintaining a millennia-old musical tradition.
Bettany Hughes: Treasures of Albania and the Adriatic on SBS and SBS on Demand – Premiere – Wednesday, 20 September at 7.30pm.
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