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Read transcript of Ep 9: Renaissance

Angled close up of title of old printed work in Latin

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[A woman sings passionately in Italian, backed by a Renaissance orchestra. Continues in background]

Ian McDonald:

Prosperina, the Queen of Hades, is swayed by the singing of Orpheus and begs Hades to return his wife, in Monteverdi’s 1607 opera.

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Read Transcript of Ep 8: Contacts

Devangari text. (from Bhanuchandra Gani)

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[A group of men chant. A bell chimes.]

Ian [speaking over the chanting, which fades down]:

Jain evening prayers at Hutheesing temple, in Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat, north west India.
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Read transcript of Ep 7: Heresies

Old Turkik Handwriting (Manichean Sermon)

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[Buddhist chanting. Starting with musical percussion sounds – tapping and small cymbals. Then a Buddhist begins to chant, then a large group join in.]

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Read transcript of Ep 6: Hinduism

Old Tamil inscription (from Shaivite temple)

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[Soft Indian music]

Ian McDonald:
So, the food is vegetarian.

Ranjan Garuva:
Yeah, pure vegetarian. Pure sacred food. Read More…

Read transcript of Ep 5: Flesh & Spirit

Close up of Coptic Papyrus

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[Sound effects: carts and crowd noises. The city of Rome. Ancient music from a stringed instrument.]

Seneca [actor reading]:

I shall not be ashamed to tell you what ardent zeal Pythagoras inspired in me.

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