Older Than Time

29 September 2004 – 22 June 2005
A language of symbols has existed since humankind first began to make patterns and images and to tell stories. Some of these symbols exist in the arts of every culture and have been adapted and given fresh layers of meaning over the millenia. In this programme we will trace the roots of some of our most universal symbols and the ways in which they have evolved in the more recent cultures and arts of the world.