Twilight Of Civilisations
52:35

Twilight Of Civilisations: Egypt - The End of the Pyramid Age

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS October 5, 2014

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How did the most prestigious human civilisations decline and finally collapse? Archaeologists are excavating the sites where these civilisations once thrived to find new ...

How did the most prestigious human civilisations decline and finally collapse? Archaeologists are excavating the sites where these civilisations once thrived to find new answers to these crucial questions. Their latest discoveries have given new keys to reveal the mystery of these ancient superpowers' downfall.

Lost Kingdoms of South America
53:59

Lost Kingdoms of South America: Kingdom of the Desert

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS October 20, 2013

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In the spectacular deserts of coastal Peru, archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper explores the dramatic rise and fall of Chimor, the first empire of South America. His journey begins ...

In the spectacular deserts of coastal Peru, archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper explores the dramatic rise and fall of Chimor, the first empire of South America. His journey begins among the ruins of a vast lost city once home to an all-powerful monarchy, whose subjects transformed the desert landscape, created gold and silver treasures, and believed so strongly in the power of their gods that they made the most shocking of sacrifices.

Alexander's Lost World
48:28

Alexander's Lost World: The Mother Of All Cities

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS July 27, 2014

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Crossing into Afghanistan in search of the lost city of Bactra, Adams uses the Ancient Greek accounts as a guide to try and locate Alexander's fabled Central Asian Capital. ...

Crossing into Afghanistan in search of the lost city of Bactra, Adams uses the Ancient Greek accounts as a guide to try and locate Alexander's fabled Central Asian Capital. Long thought to be the citadel of Balkh, the Greeks accounts appear to describe a different city entirely. In the markets beneath the citadel, he finds evidence to suggest Bactra may lie out towards the Oxus River at the end of a great delta. Entering Taliban territory, David and his cameraman, Greg, discover the remains of a vast defensive network of walls and fortresses more than 2500 years old. Bactra though remains elusive. Then a chance meeting leads David into the legendary Paraopamisus Mountains of the Greeks. Entering Taliban territory once again, he follows a system of archaic tunnels that lead into a remote valley. As he explores an abandoned archaeological dig site, he considers the Greek records carefully - is this the lost city of Bactra?

Alexander's Lost World
46:08

Alexander's Lost World: The Land of the Golden Fleece

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS August 17, 2014

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David Adams follows ancient trade routes that today cross the Badlands of Afghanistan, to discover the treasured resources Alexander and the Greeks found in the east and took ...

David Adams follows ancient trade routes that today cross the Badlands of Afghanistan, to discover the treasured resources Alexander and the Greeks found in the east and took back to the west.

Lost Worlds
50:00

Lost Worlds: The Race To Bury King Tut

SBS August 22, 2010

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In 1323 BC, Egypt was thrown into turmoil by the sudden death of its young King, Tutankhamun. It was a risky time both spiritually and politically. The Pharaoh had not ...

In 1323 BC, Egypt was thrown into turmoil by the sudden death of its young King, Tutankhamun. It was a risky time both spiritually and politically. The Pharaoh had not prepared anything for his journey to the afterlife, nor had he named a successor. Tradition dictated that he must be buried within 70 days, and there were several pretenders to his throne. Now an international team of Egyptologists investigates his burial.

Lost Worlds
51:37

Lost Worlds: The Bible Unearthed: The Patriarchs

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 April 19, 2011

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A four-part documentary series that attempts to cast more light on the world's best-selling book, by analysing its history and the archaeological evidence for the Old Testament.

A four-part documentary series that attempts to cast more light on the world's best-selling book, by analysing its history and the archaeological evidence for the Old Testament.

Egypt's Golden Empire
54:38

Egypt's Golden Empire: Pharaohs of the Sun

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel September 25, 2013

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By 1400BC, the Egyptian empire stretches from Northern Syria to the Sudan in Africa. Led by Amenhotep III, it is a golden age of wealth, power and prosperity.

By 1400BC, the Egyptian empire stretches from Northern Syria to the Sudan in Africa. Led by Amenhotep III, it is a golden age of wealth, power and prosperity.

Treasures Decoded
46:36

Treasures Decoded: Blackbeard's Ship

Season 2 Episode 4 The History Channel November 23, 2017

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Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each ...

Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure. Off the coast of North Carolina, nautical archaeologists, historians and scientists study the artefacts of a 300-year-old shipwreck. Positively identified as Blackbeard's flagship, our investigators set about to uncover what the ship's remains can tell us about history's most notorious pirate.

Treasures Decoded
47:17

Treasures Decoded: The Spear of Destiny

Season 2 Episode 6 The History Channel December 7, 2017

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Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each ...

Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure. In a search that spans four countries and 20 centuries, we investigate the legend of the Spear of Destiny. First mentioned in the New Testament, the spear is said to have pierced the side of Jesus. Believed to have special powers, kings and conquerors from Charlemagne to Hitler tried to possess it.

Empresses of Ancient Rome
58:29

Empresses of Ancient Rome

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS January 10, 2016

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Professor Catharine Edwards follows the stories of four very different women across centuries which saw the Roman Empire utterly transformed. Among them are the slave turned ...

Professor Catharine Edwards follows the stories of four very different women across centuries which saw the Roman Empire utterly transformed. Among them are the slave turned imperial consort Caenis, the empress Julia Domna - a Syrian who was commemorated in fascinating ways as far away as York - and Helena, mother of the emperor Constantine and a force in converting the empire to Christianity.

Jungle Atlantis
51:27

Jungle Atlantis: Death of Angkor Wat's Megacity

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS February 15, 2015

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Buried in the Cambodian jungle lie the lost remains of the great medieval city of Angkor - once the capital of one of the world's greatest civilisations. Today, only the great ...

Buried in the Cambodian jungle lie the lost remains of the great medieval city of Angkor - once the capital of one of the world's greatest civilisations. Today, only the great stone temples like Angkor Wat survive. But Angkor was once a teeming metropolis, full of life - the biggest city on Earth. Now, a team of archaeologists are using a revolutionary technology called lidar to reveal the true scale and splendour of this abandoned megacity.

Treasures Decoded
45:24

Treasures Decoded: The Real Tower of Babel

SBS March 21, 2019

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The Tower of Babel is one of the Bible's most iconic stories. But could it have been a real building? This extraordinary film uncovers the true Tower of Babel. And with ...

The Tower of Babel is one of the Bible's most iconic stories. But could it have been a real building? This extraordinary film uncovers the true Tower of Babel. And with testing from modern day engineers and top architectural CGI, it reveals how the epic Tower of Babel was built and what it really looked like.

Dates That Made History
27:25

Dates That Made History: 24 August 79: Destruction of Pompeii

Episode 3 ABC Me August 7, 2019

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The eruption of the Vesuvius froze the town of Pompei forever. Volcanology reveals the force of the eruption, and archaeology uncovers their daily life.

The eruption of the Vesuvius froze the town of Pompei forever. Volcanology reveals the force of the eruption, and archaeology uncovers their daily life.

Lost Worlds
49:53

Lost Worlds: The Roman Empire: Timgad, The Rome Of Africa

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 August 24, 2010

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The city of Timgad in North Africa is a perfect illustration of the Empire's impressive system of expansion. It is testimony to the Roman method of cultural domination and ...

The city of Timgad in North Africa is a perfect illustration of the Empire's impressive system of expansion. It is testimony to the Roman method of cultural domination and assimilation. The program takes a look at this showpiece city, whose purpose was to instil in the natives of Mauritania the desire to become, and remain, Roman citizens.

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
28:56

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The Knight

Season 1 Episode 5 BBC Knowledge February 15, 2010

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The dark side of chivalry is exposed here as we discover some unsavoury truths about Knights. Were they noble heroes in shining armour or really murdering, looting rapists?

The dark side of chivalry is exposed here as we discover some unsavoury truths about Knights. Were they noble heroes in shining armour or really murdering, looting rapists?

Lost Worlds
48:49

Lost Worlds: King Solomon's Tablet Of Stone

SBS2 April 16, 2010

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When a stone tablet surfaced in Israel, it bore an inscription, apparently 3000 years old, confirming the existence of the temple of Solomon. If this stone was authenticated ...

When a stone tablet surfaced in Israel, it bore an inscription, apparently 3000 years old, confirming the existence of the temple of Solomon. If this stone was authenticated it would hold profound implications, not only for Biblical believers, but also for the future of the divided city of Jerusalem.

Lost Worlds
51:40

Lost Worlds: Karakum - A City Under The Sand

SBS2 June 4, 2010

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The Karakum Dessert in Turkmenistan holds some of the best kept secrets of Central Asia. Italian archaeologist, Gabriele Ruggero Rossi-Osmida has spent years digging under the ...

The Karakum Dessert in Turkmenistan holds some of the best kept secrets of Central Asia. Italian archaeologist, Gabriele Ruggero Rossi-Osmida has spent years digging under the sand of the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan and what he found has changed our thinking about the great civilisations of the past.

Lost Worlds
49:48

Lost Worlds: Lost Mummies Of Papua New Guinea

SBS2 September 27, 2011

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It is one of the most isolated places on earth, with a long history of uncontacted tribes and fierce cannibalism. And now, a new secret has been uncovered: racks and racks of ...

It is one of the most isolated places on earth, with a long history of uncontacted tribes and fierce cannibalism. And now, a new secret has been uncovered: racks and racks of human mummies - one of the most bizarre mummy collections in the world and all remarkably intact, despite years of exposure to tropical heat and humidity. They resemble no other type of mummy in the world.