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Bettany Hughes in Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy

2005 NR

Historian Bettany Hughes hosts this fascinating journey through the Mediterranean to uncover the truth about Helen of Troy, said to have "a face that launched a thousand ships" and often blamed for causing the bloody Trojan War. Helen remains an enigmatic figure in history, and Hughes sorts myth from fact as she travels across the eastern Mediterranean, from Helen's birthplace of Sparta to a key archaeological site in modern Turkey.

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