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Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga explore the visual culture of societies around the globe.

BBC Two on Thursday
1st March 2018 at 9:00PM
Updated Thursday 19th April 2018

Presented by Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga, Civilisations explores the visual culture of societies from around the globe, revealing alongside the magnificent objects made in the West the wealth of treasures created by other cultures, from the landscape scrolls of classical China and the sculpture of the Olmecs to African bronzes, Japanese prints and Mughal miniatures.

Civilisations will broadcast from Thursday 1st March at 9pm on BBC Two. Read more about the series on the BBC's programmes pages or find out more about art and global history below. 

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