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Series Length:1 Season, 4 Episodes
Network: BBC Two
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The four most powerful myths are explored by writer Michael Wood in this travelogue. Segments focus on the story of hangri-la, the Golden Fleece, the Queen of Sheba and the Holy Grail.

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Status: Canceled/Ended
Michael Wood: In Search of Myths and Heroes

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Michael Wood: In Search of Myths and Heroes Full Episode Guide

  • In this episode, the intrepid host retraces Jason's epic boat journey, traveling from Greece to Turkey and Georgia.

  • On a journey round the Celtic world -- from Cornwall to Wales, Brittany, Ireland and Scotland -- Michael Wood explores the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

  • Michael Wood's trek across India, Nepal and Tibet (much of it on foot) culminates at the ruins of the lost city of Tsaparang -- a place he suggests is the inspiration for the legendary Shangri-La.

  • Starting his journey on Easter night, Michael Wood sets off from Jerusalem and travels around the Red Sea to Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia and the lost world of Axum (irst civilization of sub-Saharan Africa) to explore the legend of the Queen of Sheba.

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