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English historian Michael Wood explores China's heritage in this travelogue series. The presenter goes back in time to discover the stories and people who have shaped the landscape and culture of today's superpower. Wood begins his journey in Wuxi, where 300 relatives of the Qin family congregate to worship their ancestors. Over in Erlitou, excavations reveal state pieces dating over 4000 years, and Wood finds millions of pilgrims when visiting the shrine of ancient goddess Nüwa at the Yellow River.

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