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Smithsonian Channel Begins the Journey on the Hunt for the Truth Behind Greek Myths

Posted at 4:16 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 16:16:19-05

The epic journey begins on Smithsonian Channel November 16, at 8PM (ET/PT.) The new six-part series hosted by anthropologist and notable historian Bettany Hughes takes viewers on a voyage across the Greek Isles.The series retraces the journey in Homer’s The Odyssey, exploring the story, myth, history, culture, and food along the way. Voyaging by sea, she's on the hunt for the truth behind Greek myths and legends.

With exciting access to the archaeological teams revealing Greece's secrets, visiting iconic sites, and immersing herself in the individual cultures of each island, Bettany shows how the ancient world continues to live on and inspire.Historian, author and filmmaker Bettany Hughes reveals her favorite places in Greece across the Mediterranean, a country and a sea dear to her heart for more than 30 years.