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Origins and Identity - presented by Christopher Clark (Episode 1)

Where and when does the history of Europe begin? The traces lead to ancient Greece, more precisely to Crete: Here we not only found the first high culture of the continent, but also the founding myth, to which it owes its name: The story of the kidnapping of the Phoenician princess Europa by the Greek god father Zeus. Then all roads lead to Rome: the Roman Empire spreads European civilization - and becomes a great role model for many peoples in Europe...