Hypatia And The Great Fall Of Alexandria

  • Published 2 weeks ago
  • Not Rated

Once the biggest and most influential city on the planet, founded by Alexander the Great and home to Cleopatra, Archimedes and the largest library in the world.
How did this shining beacon for civilization and knowledge meet its classical demise? Featuring stunning visualizations from the major movie Agora, acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes looks at Alexandria past and present, unearthing archaeological gems and following in the footsteps of Hypatia, the city’s last great female philosopher and guardian of great Library of Alexandria.
Her murder would bring down the curtain not just on an era but on the ancient world as a whole. Hypatia was a Hellenistic Neoplatonist philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician, who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, then part of the Eastern Roman Empire. She was a prominent thinker of the Neoplatonic school in Alexandria where she taught philosophy and astronomy.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

History
modern day iran
youtube icon
45:19
New

Thirty years after the founding of the Islamic republic, the ideals that inspired the uprising continue to inform every day life in modern Iran. So how has the revolution managed t...

  • 35
  • 1 day ago
  • Not Rated
History
Buried Mysteries Of Angkor Wat
youtube icon
49:34
New

This documentary investigates the very latest archaeological finds at three remote and hugely significant sites - Angkor Wat, Troy and Persepolis. Traveling to each site and throug...

  • 101
  • 5 days ago
  • Not Rated
History
harrison clock
youtube icon
29:02

John Harrison was a carpenter by trade who was self-taught in clock making. He was only 21 years old when the Longitude Act was passed. And he spent the next 45 years perfecting th...

  • 170
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
History
history of timekeeping
youtube icon
08:23

Nowadays, we have clocks everywhere. And we can check the time in an instant. But how do humans kept time? How do they calculate time?Do you know the history of timekeeping? This d...

  • 207
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
Avatar

4,496 Videos / 15,231,871 Views
Tags

Related Articles
Three major Abrahamic religions consider Jerusalem a holy place. Those are Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Over the c...
  • 319
  • 2 months ago
In 1588, King Philip II of Spain sent his fleet to collect the army from the Netherlands, where they were fighting. The ...
  • 574
  • 2 months ago
Did you know Sudan has almost twice as many Pyramids as Egypt? To be precise, Sudan has 255 pyramids scattered across th...
  • 596
  • 3 months ago
As one of the earliest civilizations in the history, Egyptians contributed so much to humanity. They had numerous discov...
  • 839
  • 5 months ago