Richard Miles (historian)

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Dr Richard Miles in Trier, Germany (2012)

Richard Miles (born 1969)[1] is a British historian and archaeologist, best known for presenting two major historical documentary series: BBC2's Ancient Worlds (2010),[2] which presented a comprehensive overview of classical history and the dawn of civilization, and BBC Four's Archaeology: a Secret History (2013).[3]

After gaining a BA in ancient history and archaeology at the University of Liverpool and a PhD in classics at the University of Cambridge, he has lectured at the University of Cambridge. Since 2009 Miles has been an associate professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney.[4][5]

He has directed archaeological digs in Carthage and Rome, and in 2010 published Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Mediterranean Civilisation.[5]

He also hosted the two part series "Carthage: The Roman Holocaust", which focuses upon the war between Carthage and Rome. [6]



  1. ^ My bright idea: Civilisation is still worth striving for, The Guardian, Sunday 17 October 2010
  2. ^ The Observer, 17 October 2010
  3. ^ BBC Four - Archaeology: A Secret History. Accessed 30 April 2013
  4. ^ "Associate Professor Richard Miles". University of Sydney. Retrieved 2014-08-06. 
  5. ^ a b Sydney Ideas talk - Carthage: City of Memories
  6. ^ Kelly, Lucia. "Carthage: The Roman Holocaust". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Alston, Richard. Carthage Must Be Destroyed (Book review), BBC History magazine, March 2010