Treasures of Ancient Greece
In this documentary series Alastair Sooke explores the art history of ancient Greece, taking a look at the origins and stories behind some of the masterpieces. The journey begins in Knossos, Crete, where Sooke finds The Throne Room, where the artwork depicted on the walls is used to decipher the use of the room. From there, he travels on to discover the temple ruins at Samos and the Oracle at Delphi. The `Greek Revolution' which saw a rapid development in classical art, is discussed and the Western civilisation's attraction to Greek art is followed through to modern times.