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In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

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In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great brings to life one of the most pivotal events in human history, the creation of a Greek empire stretching from the Balkans to India. Michael Wood hosts this colorful journey across 20,000 miles, 16 countries and four war zones, retracing Alexander’s expedition that first joined East and West. The series captures the drama and adventure of one of the world’s greatest stories as Wood travels across the deserts, mountains and rivers of Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Iran, Afghanistan and India.

At the heart of this epic story is the enigmatic character of Alexander himself. Using texts of Greek and Roman historians as his guide, Wood searches for the truth behind the legends of the young man who conquered most of the known world before he was 30.

BBC (2004 [1998]). In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, hosted by Michael Wood, PBS Home Video, DVD, color, 240 min.