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Bettany Hughes: Treasures of Estonia – SBS, Oct 4th (tonight) 7.30pm and streaming on SBS on demand

The show will air on SBS on Wednesday, 4th of October and on SBS on demand

Bettany Hughes’ Treasures of the World

Watch Live – 7.30pm, Wednesday October 4th

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Professor Bettany Hughes travels to Estonia

Neighbouring Russia, Scandinavia and Germany, throughout history Estonia has been fought over and ruled by these foreign Empires.

Now liberated, Estonia’s culture combines modernity with ancient traditions from rural life in the forest and sea.

Boarding a ferry, Bettany sails to Saaremaa – Estonia’s ‘Viking Island’ – and discovers, hidden in a clearing in the forest, a sacred burial site with evidence of human sacrifice.