thumb image

Watch world-class TV from Britain and beyond

Always available, always advert free

Start Your Free Trial

Alexandria: Alexandria was once the biggest and most influential city on earth, home to Cleopatra, Archimedes, and the most famous library in the ancient world. Acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes looks at Alexandria's past and present, unearthing archaeological gems and following in the footsteps of Hypatia, the city's last great female philosopher - whose murder brought down the curtain on the classical era.