Host Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Moudhy Al-Rashid and comedian Kae Kurd in Ancient Mesopotamia as they explore the Babylonian civiliisation. If your knowledge of Babylon doesn’t extend beyond the Boney M. song then this is the episode for you. We reveal all sorts of fascinating facts that connect you to a people who existed 4000 years ago – from the way we communicate to a maths system which we still use to tell the time.
Produced by Cornelius Mendez
Script by Greg Jenner and Emma Nagouse
Research by Amy Grant and Lloyd Roberts
A production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4.
Published on Friday, 22nd January 2021.
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