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Alexander's Lost World

Tracing the cultures encountered by the Greek legendary warrior

The city of Lady Moon

Alexander’s Lost World is a series co-produced with David Adams Films and Sky Vision. Following the course of the River Oxus (Amu Darya) for the first time, David Adams takes viewers on an extraordinary 1,500-mile (2400 km) journey through war-torn Afghanistan and Central Asia looking for the legendary city of Bactra and an ancient civilisation existing prior to the Indus Valley and Egypt at a time when Europe was still in the stone age.

The Ancient Greeks have long been credited for bringing ‘civilization’ to the East. In fact it appears to be the other way round. Alexander the Great discovers a highly developed

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Tajikistan

On an ancient silk road

Tajikistan is a country in Central Asia surrounded by Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. It’s known for its rugged mountains making it a popular destination for hiking and climbing. The Fann Mountains, near the national capital Dushanbe have snow-capped peaks that rise over 5,000 meters. But all of Tajikistan is a mountainous region with the Trans-Alay Range in the north and the Pamirs to the southeast.

The Tajik people came under Russian rule in the 1860s and 1870s, but Russia’s hold on Central Asia weakened following the Revolution of 1917. Bands of indigenous guerrillas (called “basmachi”) fiercely contested Bolshevik control of the area, which was not fully reestablished until 1925. Tajikistan was first created as

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