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Very unique way to tell history through a documentary
on September 22, 2016
I really liked this series. Michael Wood helps make history even more interesting and the format of this show of him literally retracing the routes taken by Alexander the Great made this a very interesting way to learn. You don't see a bunch of reenactments of battles and stories like other documentaries, instead you see what the land traveled was like and hear stories from the modern day locals who have been passing on the history for around 2500 years. Since he travels to places like Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, etc.... you get to see what these places along Alexander's journey are like which differ a lot from what Hollywood/news portray them as which was an interesting side effect of watching this (I learned that watermellon is big in Iran :)).