Ancient Journeys

Today, Weds 15 Sep­tem­ber, join us on a jour­ney across the Ancient World, guid­ed by the ancient and mys­te­ri­ous Piri Reis Map.

We vis­it Ancient Greece, Rome and beyond to encounter the Sev­en Won­ders of the Ancient World. We redis­cov­er lost Atlantis, the ancient civil­i­sa­tions of South Amer­i­ca, cross the Pacif­ic and even trav­el to Antarc­ti­ca and the Moon.

An exten­sive col­lec­tion of music today cross­ing sev­er­al gen­res from clas­si­cal to New Age, and fea­tur­ing such pieces as Stu­art Mitchel­l’s beau­ti­ful Sev­en Won­ders Suite, Vaugh­an Williams’ Sin­fo­nia Antar­ti­ca, the Car­tog­ra­ph­er album from E S Posthu­mus (the inspi­ra­tion for this playlist), Karl Jenk­ins’ Imag­ined Oceans and some Fresh Aire from Mannheim Steamroller.

Join us on today’s Ancient Jour­ney — and don’t miss the lat­est episode of our series Where Have You Been at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic (8pm and mid­night in the UK), and Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity every four hours from 4am Pacific/ 12 noon UK time.