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Ancient Greek Civilisation Highlighted in International Documentaries

Greece’s Ancient Civilisations and its key role in the development of world history is set as a theme for two TV documentaries which are going to be viewed by Chinese as well as world-wide English speaking viewers.
Particularly from the 11 up to the 27th of May, a 50 member crew from the Chinese production company set foot in Greece in order to shoot the 12 episodes of 25 minutes-long documentary “The radiance of Aegean”, which will be aired by the National Chinese Central Television (CCTV), satellite broadcasting networks such as Liaoning TV, as well as by various internet platforms.

Shooting took place in Athens, Thessaloniki, Nafplio, Argos, Korinthos, Loutraki, Olympia, Delphi, Pella, Pieria, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete with the support of the G.N.T.O., the Greek Embassy in Beijing and the G.N.T.O.’s office in China.
The renowned Chinese TV professor and historian Zhao Lin will be the documentary presenter and according to the script he’ll be guiding two celebrities on a trip around Greece while at the meantime he’ll be introducing Greece’s cultural wealth.

In an interview with Greek reporters, Zhao Lin stated that everybody knows that Western Civilisation has its origins in Greece. Furthermore, he said that he has visited the country many times and as a historian he feels at home. He also claimed that he has many Chinese students that are interested in Ancient Greek Civilisation. The producer and representative of the cultural centre InterChina, Mrs. Luo Tong, stated that Chinese people want to learn more about the country and visit it as well so it was mandatory to present ancient as well as contemporary aspects of Greece.

Moreover, the satellite television network Travel Channel will be shooting an episode on the Minoan Civilisation for the series ‘Expedition Unknown’ during the month of June. Seeking the Civilisation’s origin as well as for the reasons it declined, the producers are in collaboration with historians, archaeologists and marine geologists who lay down the facts and analyse the factors that lead to the extinction of the Minoan Civilisation.
The famous archaeologist and member of the Explorers Club, Josh Gates, will be the host of the episode and will visit Athens, Pylos, South Lakonia, Santorini and Heraklion Crete. This particular episode will be aired in fall by the Travel Channel in the USA and Canada (numbering 500,000 viewers) as well as in Great Britain, Germany, Asia and New Zealand by corresponding broadcasters.

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