Around the World in 80 Treasures

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Original run: 21 Feb 2005 – May 2005

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Family

Network: BBC TWO UK

Watched by: 97 of 677 311 0.01%

Total running time: 7 hours 10 minutes

Episode duration: 43 minutes

IMDB rating: 7.9 of 10 230 rating: 7.628 of 10 385

MyShows rating: 4.14 of 5 49


Dan Cruickshank's quest is to tell the story of civilisation through the greatest of man's achievements. It will also be the story of his travels, and who and what he meets along the way. Whether standing before the solemn heads of Easter Island, investigating the mysterious Nazca lines in Peru or the magnificent temple of Borobodur in Java, Dan is never less than fascinating about the origins, construction, mysteries and vicissitudes of each of these monuments to the great civilisations of the world. Do they live up to expectation? Have they been left in ruin, or over-restored? Dan's diary, written at the end of each day, records his most intimate thoughts and feelings, the people he has met, the ups and downs of the journey, perils, joys, and the ongoing relationships formed on the road.

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