In ‘Tales from the Caspian Sea’, Bettany Hughes investigates the rich cultural history of the Caspian, a region that nourished the ancient world’s oldest theocracy, in the form of a Zoroastrian state, and pioneered an early Muslim-majority democracy in 1918.

 

Her investigation of Azerbaijan - “the land of fire” - begins in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains with visits to the archaeological sites that are actively reanimating the history of the region.

TALES FROM THE CASPIAN SEA (BBC RADIO 3)