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The 3-part television broadcast production of "The Greeks," seen on PBS and National Geographic included CelebrateGreece.com's own Sounion, Greece (Temple of Poseidon) sunset timelapse video clip (among other clips) of the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Greece:
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BROADCAST SCHEDULE ON PBS: (Watch Videos Below)
JUNE 21, 2016 Cavemen to Kings | Uncover the origin story of Western civilization, as the early Greeks rise from nothing and change everything—laying the groundwork for a revolution in human thought.
JUNE 28, 2016 The Good Strife | Explore history as the ancient Greeks emerge from the first dark ages to compose timeless epics, compete in the original Olympic Games, conjure early theories of nature, and construct the world’s first democracy.
JULY 5, 2016 Chasing Greatness | Discover how the ancient Greeks finally reached the peak of civilization—revolutionizing art, architecture, drama, philosophy and government—and left a legacy that still points the way forward.
THE GREEKS / PREVIEW (More video previews below) Delve into groundbreaking new explorations of the ancient Greeks' journey across time.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM (more video previews below)
They were an extraordinary people born of white rock and blue sea. They invented democracy, distilled logic and reason, wrote plays to plumb the deepest recesses of the soul, and captured the perfection of the human form in athletics and art. Quite simply, the Greeks created our world.
Today, of course, Greece conjures very different images: civic unrest, financial meltdowns, long ATM lines. But as its ancient history attests, strife and discord are often incubators for greatness. From their beginnings as hunter-gatherers in harsh, unforgiving landscapes; to surviving the worst collapse in human history; to facing off against the greatest empire the world had ever known, the Greeks would have to overcome incredible odds to pave the way for the modern West.
In National Geographic’s landmark event series The Greeks, historians and archaeologists, actors and athletes, scientists and artists launch a groundbreaking exploration into the ancient Greeks’ journey — not just to better understand their past, but to discover how their legacy illuminates our present, and will shape our future. The story of the Greeks is the story of us.
OUT OF CHAOS Greek myths offer a dramatic account of gods’ origins — as well as our own.
THE BIRTH OF CIVILIZATION Archaeologists offer a glimpse at Greece at the time of the earliest human settlements.
THE OLDEST PIECE OF GREEK WRITING EVER DISCOVERED Archaeologists inspect an artifact that changes our understanding of how states formed.
BRONZE AGE COLLAPSE Mycenaean civilization succumbs to an epic collapse that brings the Bronze Age to a close.
THE STORY OF PROMETHEUS Greek performers and vivid animations tell the tale of a rebellious god named Prometheus.
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