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 from the University of Cambridge, he has lectured at the University of Cambridge. In 2009 [4] Miles became a senior lecturer in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney.[5]

He’s directed archaeological digs in Carthage and Rome, and in 2010 published Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Mediterranean Civilisation.[4]