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The remains of a teenage girl crouched in a rubbish pit ... Dramatic insights into the world of a whole Iron Age community. Julian Richards, Stories From the Dark Earth: Meet the Ancestors Revisited III: Sacred Women of the Iron Age, BBC 2013
Ancient peat bogs and lying in shallow graves dead bodies, victims it appears of bizarre and violent deaths, deaths which took place over two thousand years ago. The bodies amazingly well preserved. New Ancient X Files: Death Cult Temple & Bog Bodies of Ireland, National Geographic 2012
A bog body – the corpse of an ancient iron-age man. But this is just the latest in a series of such bodies, all of them iron age, all of them mangled, all of them buried in peat bogs. ibid.
Today the Greek Thing has become a sort of shorthand. Professor Richard Miles, Ancient Worlds III: The Greek Thing, BBC 2010
The Greeks reconnected with the modern world of the late iron age. ibid.
The city state or polis was a remarkably flexible concept. ibid.
Passions inside the city state ran high. ibid.
This is Olympia. Home of the famous games. There was nothing playful about what went on here ... The Greeks have always played to win. ibid.
The Greeks seemed prepared to try any system. ibid.
Sparta was the strangest test-tube in the whole laboratory. ibid.
Thirteen years of savage training to prepare them for their vacation as warriors. ibid.
The wealth gap was becoming so great it was affecting the unity and stability of Athens. ibid.
Cleistenes called his reforms ... equality before the law. ibid.
Sparta mistrusted Athenian democracy. ibid.
It was said that after the Persian Wars, Sparta slept. ibid.
The Peloponnesian war lasted longer than the Trojan conflict. ibid.
Alexander the Great would carry the Greek Thing forward. ibid.