BBC Civilisations Explorer
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Representations of the human form
Images of the human face and body have been central to the art of many cultures. Here are five striking examples covering a period of 25,000 years.
Artistry is displayed on the grandest scale in the creation of vast buildings or even whole cities. Take a journey through five of the most impressive structures ever created by the human hand.
Art in troubled times
Many powerful images have been created by artists living through periods of upheaval or brutality and by those simply determined to cast light on the dark side of human existence.
Explore artefact origins