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Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale. Discover the role art and creative imagination have played in forging humanity, and see works of beauty, ingenuity, and illumination across cultures.

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Excellent episodes

Very well done although a bit repetitive episode to episode. Highly recommend.

The series is great but with one caveat

I recently watched the first episode of the actual BBC Civilisations episode broadcast in England. Based on that I decided to purchase the entire season from iTunes. Imagine my surprise when the first episode of the iTunes downloaded version turned out to be quite different than the original BBC version. It is still very good but it has been edited for what I believe are school kids. Nothing wrong with that, but the BBC version is much more adult in its analysis and descriptions of customs of ancient cultures. Also quite a few scenes in the BBC version are missing and replaced with a much longer segment on Mayan culture. Just thought you should know and not be surprised like I was. Also, the version downloaded as 720p although my iTunes is set to download 1080p so HD in this case is 720p.

So if you have young children- rest assured they can watch this very informative series about world cultures and not be exposed to any R rated art or violence.

Well Done

I've been to Rouffignac Cave in France and seen its prehistoric art. This is better.

View in iTunes $19.99
  • HD Version
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Released: Apr 18, 2018
  • CCin English

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