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Journeys From the Centre of the Earth - Beliefs


Geologist Dr Iain Stewart presents a series showing how the rocks beneath our feet have shaped the human history of the Mediterranean. His whistle-stop tour takes in familiar tourist destinations in Greece, Italy and Portugal, but provides a unique geologist's insight which can't be found in the guidebooks. Rocks played a crucial role in determining the beliefs of ancient civilisations, but they are also a major influence on how we understand our planet today. From the spread of Christianity to recent discoveries about the extinction of dinosaurs, geology has played a vital role.

Broadcasts

  • 2009-01-16 11:00:00 - 2009-01-16 12:00:00 on BBC Two England, BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales Analogue, BBC Two Wales,