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A mysterious void has recently been discovered in the Great Pyramid of Giza, a scientific discovery so remarkable it sent shockwaves around the world. The new discovery comes ...

A mysterious void has recently been discovered in the Great Pyramid of Giza, a scientific discovery so remarkable it sent shockwaves around the world. The new discovery comes out of the ScanPyramids project, an international mission under the authority of Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities. Launched in October 2015, this project aims to non-invasively peer into Egypt's largest pyramids using a battery of modern non-invasive technologies. The findings mark the latest in a millennia-long quest to understand the Great Pyramid of Giza, long an object of mystery and intrigue. This documentary tells the amazing story of this discovery.

A team of archaeologists are excavating an ancient village in Cambridgeshire, England known as 'The British Pompeii', that has transformed history's picture of life in Bronze ...

A team of archaeologists are excavating an ancient village in Cambridgeshire, England known as 'The British Pompeii', that has transformed history's picture of life in Bronze Age Britain. Inside perfectly preserved roundhouses, the team has discovered everything from Britain's oldest wheel to swords used in battle. The biggest revelation was proof of technology needed to produce cloth which was never before seen in Britain and proved these villagers' lives were anything but primitive. But behind all the incredible revelations is a mystery. The village is perfectly preserved because it burned to the ground. Was it a terrible accident or a deliberate act of violence? To try and solve this mystery, the team plots the progress of the fire, looks for signs of battle on the swords found around the site and questions if this wealthy village was simply abandoned.

Secrets of the Pyramids
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Secrets of the Pyramids

Episode 2  |  SBS  |  November 12, 2017
The Great Pyramid of Egypt is the only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but the secret of how it was built has been lost to time. Now a series of incredible ...

The Great Pyramid of Egypt is the only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but the secret of how it was built has been lost to time. Now a series of incredible discoveries is allowing archaeologists to finally unlock the answers; revealing how and why the pharaoh Khufu built the biggest pyramid of all time. Using stunning CGI the complicated security features of the Great Pyramid are exposed, and the extent to which the ancient Egyptians utterly transformed the landscape is uncovered in unprecedented detail.

Secrets of the Pyramids
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Secrets of the Pyramids

Episode 1  |  SBS  |  November 5, 2017
The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is the oldest and most intact of the seven wonders of the ancient world. For more than 4000 years, this iconic structure has puzzled and ...

The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is the oldest and most intact of the seven wonders of the ancient world. For more than 4000 years, this iconic structure has puzzled and astounded in equal measures. Through a unique combination of pioneering archaeology and engineering experiments, this program shines new light on the age-old mystery of who built the pyramids, and how exactly they did it.

The war in Burma was mud and monsoon. Britain's largest army learned to master the jungle and fought the Japanese to a standstill.

The war in Burma was mud and monsoon. Britain's largest army learned to master the jungle and fought the Japanese to a standstill.

This episode follows Rae Ostman, the Royal Ontario Mueums' Managing Director of the Centre for Ancient Cultures, and Kiron Murkherjee, ROMKids Studio Assistant, as they plan, ...

This episode follows Rae Ostman, the Royal Ontario Mueums' Managing Director of the Centre for Ancient Cultures, and Kiron Murkherjee, ROMKids Studio Assistant, as they plan, prep and execute a weekend at the ROM completely centered around Ancient Egypt. Various Curators, Preps, Interns and Conservators are all involved in bringing together dynamic exhibits for this once a year affair. MD also follows Gayle Gibson, Ancient Cultures Educator at the ROM, as she uncovers more details of a CAT Scan that was performed on the beautiful coffin of Djedmaatasankh - a 3000 year old mummy.

This documentary examines the history and economic aspects of football over the centuries from Pope Leo X to Adi Dassler (the inventor of the screw-in boot studs). The film ...

This documentary examines the history and economic aspects of football over the centuries from Pope Leo X to Adi Dassler (the inventor of the screw-in boot studs). The film features re-enactments, scientific experiments, traditional games on original sites and historical material, shown for the first time.

A History Of Ancient Britain
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A History Of Ancient Britain: Age Of Bronze

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  January 29, 2012
Neil Oliver continues his epic tour through Britain's distant past with the arrival of metals from Europe. The first swords appear and warriors challenge the shaman class. A ...

Neil Oliver continues his epic tour through Britain's distant past with the arrival of metals from Europe. The first swords appear and warriors challenge the shaman class. A social revolution ushers in a new age of social mobility, international trade, and village life. And after thousands of years, Stonehenge is abandoned.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: A History Of Celtic Britain - Age Of Iron

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  February 5, 2012
Archaeologist and historian Neil Oliver returns to continue his epic story of how Britain and its people came to be, from the height of the Bronze Age through to the age of ...

Archaeologist and historian Neil Oliver returns to continue his epic story of how Britain and its people came to be, from the height of the Bronze Age through to the age of Iron, the Celts and the first kings to the age of Rome.

A History Of Ancient Britain
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A History Of Ancient Britain: Age Of Cosmology

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  January 22, 2012
Neil Oliver continues his journey through the world of Ancient Britain as he encounters an age of cosmological priests and some of the greatest monuments of the Stone Age - ...

Neil Oliver continues his journey through the world of Ancient Britain as he encounters an age of cosmological priests and some of the greatest monuments of the Stone Age - including Stonehenge. This is a time of elite travellers, who were inventing the very idea of Heaven itself.

Treasures of Ancient Egypt
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Treasures of Ancient Egypt: The Golden Age

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  September 21, 2014
In this epic, visually stunning adventure through Ancient Egypt, journalist and art critic Alastair Sooke follows on from his hit series Treasures of Ancient Rome, tracking ...

In this epic, visually stunning adventure through Ancient Egypt, journalist and art critic Alastair Sooke follows on from his hit series Treasures of Ancient Rome, tracking down the treasures of the longest-lasting civilization in history and uncovering the true story of their rise and fall throughout the ages.

Twilight Of Civilisations
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Twilight Of Civilisations: Angkor - The Sunken Kingdom

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  October 12, 2014
This two-part series investigates the downfall of Ancient Egypt during the Old Kingdom and the rise and fall of Angkor's Kingdom in Cambodia.

This two-part series investigates the downfall of Ancient Egypt during the Old Kingdom and the rise and fall of Angkor's Kingdom in Cambodia.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: Civilisations: The Way Of Eternity

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS2  |  October 26, 2010
For 3000 years after the construction of the first pyramid, Egypt was a land of prosperity largely thanks to the mighty Nile River. The Way Of Eternity reveals the development ...

For 3000 years after the construction of the first pyramid, Egypt was a land of prosperity largely thanks to the mighty Nile River. The Way Of Eternity reveals the development of this impressive civilisation and its relationship with its principal source of life.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: The Bible Unearthed: The Exodus

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS2  |  April 26, 2011
The archaeological and historical investigation continues in Egypt where, according to the biblical text, the descendents of Abraham were already installed, including the ...

The archaeological and historical investigation continues in Egypt where, according to the biblical text, the descendents of Abraham were already installed, including the leaders Joseph and Moses. Moses liberates the Hebrews from slavery before leading them out of Egypt - called the Exodus - and towards the 'Promised Land'.

A documentary that delves into the history of the British passenger liner the SS Persia that sank in the Mediterranean Sea after being torpedoed by a German U-Boat ...

A documentary that delves into the history of the British passenger liner the SS Persia that sank in the Mediterranean Sea after being torpedoed by a German U-Boat (Unterseeboot) in December of 1915. This documentary also chronicles the journey that Alec and Moya Crawford would take 88 years later - that of locating the ship and salvaging items from her.

In 1560 B.C., when Rome was still a marsh and the Acropolis was an empty rock, Egypt was already 1000 years old. Although the period of the pyramid-builders was long over, ...

In 1560 B.C., when Rome was still a marsh and the Acropolis was an empty rock, Egypt was already 1000 years old. Although the period of the pyramid-builders was long over, Egypt lay on the threshold of its greatest age. Led by a dynasty of rich personalities, we present the most extraordinary period in Egyptian history when the Egyptian Empire reached its zenith. This series reveals the dreams of the Pharaohs and ordinary citizens who created the first great empire in history.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Living With The Enemy - A New Beginning

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  September 3, 2010
Three years after the end of the World War II, Germany still lay in ruins but there were signs of a new beginning. POWs were coming home from years in camps, and learning to ...

Three years after the end of the World War II, Germany still lay in ruins but there were signs of a new beginning. POWs were coming home from years in camps, and learning to adjust to new lives. On the political level, however, there was little or no harmony. In 1948 the three Western zones introduced a new common currency and the Soviet Union responded with a blockade of Berlin.

A Royal Family
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A Royal Family: The Heirs Of An Empire

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS2  |  April 22, 2011
European kings and queens, princes and princesses tell their family history in this six-part series. This episode follows Queen Victoria's search for a suitable princess for ...

European kings and queens, princes and princesses tell their family history in this six-part series. This episode follows Queen Victoria's search for a suitable princess for her eldest son, Edward (VII). It was no easy task. Victoria was very favourably disposed towards the German dukedoms and kingdoms. A German princess was sought but there was not an appropriate match. Rumour had it that the Czar was engaged in a similar hunt and had his eye on Christian IX's eldest daughter, Alexandra. Victoria also felt that Alexandra would be a good match for Edward and was determined that he marry her.

A History Of Ancient Britain
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A History Of Ancient Britain: Age Of Ice

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  January 8, 2012
A voyage of discovery through the world of prehistoric Britain, from the glacial wasteland of 12,000 BC to the glories of the Stone Age. Tapping into the latest scientific ...

A voyage of discovery through the world of prehistoric Britain, from the glacial wasteland of 12,000 BC to the glories of the Stone Age. Tapping into the latest scientific detective work and experimental archaeology, historian Neil Oliver uncovers how our ancestors emerged from the last ice age; how agriculture really came to Britain; and the tipping points that changed the course of history.

Neil Oliver explores the discovery of a lifetime, a newly-discovered 5,000-year-old temple complex on the Orkney Islands. Built 500 years before the iconic monument of ...

Neil Oliver explores the discovery of a lifetime, a newly-discovered 5,000-year-old temple complex on the Orkney Islands. Built 500 years before the iconic monument of Stonehenge, the temple site is opening new windows onto the beliefs of Neolithic people, turning the map of ancient Britain upside down.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: Civilisations: The Soul Of The Dragon

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS2  |  October 19, 2010
A new documentary series that explores four great ancient civilisations: China, Egypt, India and Mesopotamia. Each of these early civilisations was located on four of the ...

A new documentary series that explores four great ancient civilisations: China, Egypt, India and Mesopotamia. Each of these early civilisations was located on four of the world's great rivers - the Yellow River, the Nile, the Indus, and the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. All these rivers were home to human societies that made their mark on their landscapes and yielded crucial discoveries.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: The Bible Unearthed: The Kings

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS2  |  May 3, 2011
This episode returns to the history of the Israelite nation as recorded in the Bible. Moses entrusts the conquest of Canaan to Joshua, who led Israel into battle. At the time ...

This episode returns to the history of the Israelite nation as recorded in the Bible. Moses entrusts the conquest of Canaan to Joshua, who led Israel into battle. At the time of a thunder storm, the tribes of Israel take possession of Canaan - the 'Promised Land' - and settle there. The archaeological investigation in this episode contradicts the biblical account.

In the summer of 1950, fear gripped the residents of Wytheville in the US. The town was in the midst of a full-blown Polio epidemic. That year alone, more than 33,000 ...

In the summer of 1950, fear gripped the residents of Wytheville in the US. The town was in the midst of a full-blown Polio epidemic. That year alone, more than 33,000 Americans fell victim to the devastating but little-known virus - half of them under the age of ten. This program interweaves the personal accounts of polio survivors with the story of an ardent crusader who tirelessly fought on their behalf while scientists, including Jonas Salk, raced to eradicate this dreaded disease.

Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor goes beneath the waters of Pearl Harbor to trace provocative new clues to one of the most tragic events of World War II - the sinking of the USS ...

Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor goes beneath the waters of Pearl Harbor to trace provocative new clues to one of the most tragic events of World War II - the sinking of the USS Arizona. More than 1,000 crew members perished in the greatest single loss of life in United States naval history.

The story of real life quests after some of history's greatest legends. From the Nazis' search for the Holy Grail, to the Americans who hunted for pirate treasure in Vietnam; ...

The story of real life quests after some of history's greatest legends. From the Nazis' search for the Holy Grail, to the Americans who hunted for pirate treasure in Vietnam; from the true story of the crystal skulls to the mystery of King Solomon's mines - this series uncovers the truth behind some of the most fabulous, romantic and deranged treasure hunts in modern history. (From the UK) (Documentary)

The End Of The Age Of Pyramids - How did the most prestigious human civilisations decline and finally collapse? Archaeologists are excavating the sites where these ...

The End Of The Age Of Pyramids - 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. Drastic and sudden climate change, religious and political crisis: the first two episodes of The Twilight Of Civilisations investigates the downfall of the ancient Egyptian empire and the demise of Angkors kingdom in Cambodia. (Part 1 of 2) (From France, in English & French) (Documentary) (Rpt) G CC

Treasures of Ancient Egypt
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Treasures of Ancient Egypt: A New Dawn

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  September 28, 2014
In the final episode of the series, Alastair Sooke completes his search for thirty treasures that tell the epic story of Egyptian art.

In the final episode of the series, Alastair Sooke completes his search for thirty treasures that tell the epic story of Egyptian art.

Filmmaker Andrei Nekrasov completes his journey throughout Russia trying to grasp the nature its culture through Russia's art and, at times, brutal history.

Filmmaker Andrei Nekrasov completes his journey throughout Russia trying to grasp the nature its culture through Russia's art and, at times, brutal history.

An outstanding documentary series following the fortunes of Australian and New Zealand forces through World War II.

An outstanding documentary series following the fortunes of Australian and New Zealand forces through World War II.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: Egypt's Animal Mummies

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  September 5, 2010
For thousands of years Egypt has concealed a secret world. The mysterious remains of over four million mummies have been hidden within Egypt's magnificent tombs. They are ...

For thousands of years Egypt has concealed a secret world. The mysterious remains of over four million mummies have been hidden within Egypt's magnificent tombs. They are remnants not of the ancient pharaohs but the perfectly preserved remains of animals.

A History Of Ancient Britain
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A History Of Ancient Britain: Age Of Ancestors

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  January 15, 2012
A voyage of discovery through the world of prehistoric Britain with historian Neil Oliver. It's 4,000 BC and the first farmers arrive from Europe, with seismic consequences ...

A voyage of discovery through the world of prehistoric Britain with historian Neil Oliver. It's 4,000 BC and the first farmers arrive from Europe, with seismic consequences for the local hunter-gatherers.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: Egypt's Animal Mummies

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  August 29, 2010
For thousands of years Egypt has concealed a secret world. The mysterious remains of over four million mummies have been hidden within Egypt's magnificent tombs. They are ...

For thousands of years Egypt has concealed a secret world. The mysterious remains of over four million mummies have been hidden within Egypt's magnificent tombs. They are remnants not of the ancient pharaohs but the perfectly preserved remains of animals. Using modern science an international team of experts discover how and why the Ancient Egyptians preserved their animals just like their kings.

Mesopotamia was the site of the Sumerian civilisation, which flourished at the confluence of the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. From 5000 to 2000 BC, the Sumerians flourished in ...

Mesopotamia was the site of the Sumerian civilisation, which flourished at the confluence of the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. From 5000 to 2000 BC, the Sumerians flourished in a hostile environment by developing agriculture and irrigation and they opened up the trade routes of the ancient world.

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.

Dr Michael Scott walks the pathways of Delphi revealing why this ancient city is the perfect historical microcosm through which to unlock the secrets of the ancient world.

Dr Michael Scott walks the pathways of Delphi revealing why this ancient city is the perfect historical microcosm through which to unlock the secrets of the ancient world.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: The Bible Unearthed: The Patriarchs

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS2  |  April 19, 2011
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.

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.

Jungle Atlantis
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Jungle Atlantis: Death of Angkor Wat's Megacity

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  February 15, 2015
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.

Filmmaker Andrei Nekrasov explores how Russia's internal and foreign policies reflect a desire to rebuild its important standing in the world.

Filmmaker Andrei Nekrasov explores how Russia's internal and foreign policies reflect a desire to rebuild its important standing in the world.

This episode deals with individuals, both Germans and members of the occupying forces, and their involvement in the reconstruction of Germany after World War 2.

This episode deals with individuals, both Germans and members of the occupying forces, and their involvement in the reconstruction of Germany after World War 2.

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.

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.

An epic exploration of the Celtic and Roman ages with Neil Oliver. Around 100 BC-140 AD, the leaders of the British Celtic tribes are trading with Europe and enjoying the best ...

An epic exploration of the Celtic and Roman ages with Neil Oliver. Around 100 BC-140 AD, the leaders of the British Celtic tribes are trading with Europe and enjoying the best that civilisation can offer. Then the Romans invade, and everything changes.

An epic exploration of the Celtic and Roman ages with Neil Oliver. In this episode, the fast growing tribes of Britain turn violent. But out of the fighting something ...

An epic exploration of the Celtic and Roman ages with Neil Oliver. In this episode, the fast growing tribes of Britain turn violent. But out of the fighting something remarkable appears - glorious art and design, as well as magnificent swords of a lavish beauty never seen before.

With exclusive access deep beneath Rome's streets and stunning new visualisation techniques, classicist Dr Michael Scott leads a team of experts to reveal the full story of ...

With exclusive access deep beneath Rome's streets and stunning new visualisation techniques, classicist Dr Michael Scott leads a team of experts to reveal the full story of the ancient world's most awe-inspiring city and the extraordinary people who created and lived in it.

The ancient Egyptians have fascinated humanity for centuries. The Pyramids of the Pharaohs and the Sphinx are fabulous monuments to their past glory. But according to one ...

The ancient Egyptians have fascinated humanity for centuries. The Pyramids of the Pharaohs and the Sphinx are fabulous monuments to their past glory. But according to one scientist, Dr Sarah Parcak, the astonishing antiquities already discovered are just a tiny percentage of what was left behind. Egypt What Lies Beneath is a visually stunning film which takes viewers on a remarkable voyage of discovery to unlock the history of ancient Egypt.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: A History Of Celtic Britain: Age Of Romans

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  February 26, 2012
Neil Oliver concludes his epic journey through ancient British history by focusing on the legacy of the Romans. He digs beneath a London tower block, examines building work ...

Neil Oliver concludes his epic journey through ancient British history by focusing on the legacy of the Romans. He digs beneath a London tower block, examines building work from a large stadium, and investigates the remains of an African woman who lived in York 1,800 years ago - evidence of the extraordinary multicultural world of Rome.

In 1841, the intrepid explorer John Lloyd Stephens - who some consider to be the original, real version of Indiana Jones - amazed the world with his discovery of an entire ...

In 1841, the intrepid explorer John Lloyd Stephens - who some consider to be the original, real version of Indiana Jones - amazed the world with his discovery of an entire ancient civilisation hidden for centuries in the tangled scrub jungles of Central America. He also noticed something uniquely curious about the Maya: unlike other great civilisations such as the Romans and the ancient Egyptians, the Mayan empire did not arise from the banks of a mighty river. Much of the Mayan world is in fact devoid of even the smallest river or lake. Then why did they populate the Yucatan?

Stonehenge may be the best-known and most mysterious relic of prehistory. Every year, a million visitors are drawn to Salisbury Plain in England to gaze upon the famous circle ...

Stonehenge may be the best-known and most mysterious relic of prehistory. Every year, a million visitors are drawn to Salisbury Plain in England to gaze upon the famous circle of stones. During the 20th century, excavations revealed that the structure was built in stages, and that it dates back some 5,000 years, to the late Stone Age. The meaning of the monument, however, has continued to elude us. Many questions still remain about how a prehistoric people quarried, transported, sculpted, and erected these giant stones.

A Royal Family
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A Royal Family: Uncrowned Marriages

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  SBS2  |  May 20, 2011
The final episode in this six-part series concludes with the marriage and descendants of Princess Thyra and former crown prince Ernst August of Hanover, the Duke of Cumberland.

The final episode in this six-part series concludes with the marriage and descendants of Princess Thyra and former crown prince Ernst August of Hanover, the Duke of Cumberland.

Ancient cities, palaces, temples and monuments are brought to life through computer animation in this landmark series accompanied by expert commentary and analysis by a team ...

Ancient cities, palaces, temples and monuments are brought to life through computer animation in this landmark series accompanied by expert commentary and analysis by a team of leading historians, lecturers, scholars and authors.

Filmmaker Andrei Nekrasov seeks to understand the contradictions and subtleties of how Russia's unique economic structure impacts everyday life.

Filmmaker Andrei Nekrasov seeks to understand the contradictions and subtleties of how Russia's unique economic structure impacts everyday life.

The second episode begins in 1928, with the historic flight of the Southern Cross across the Pacific Ocean, followed throughout the 1930s by the continuing struggle to ...

The second episode begins in 1928, with the historic flight of the Southern Cross across the Pacific Ocean, followed throughout the 1930s by the continuing struggle to maintain an Australian-owned aviation industry in the face of powerful international airline businesses.

Filmmaker Andrei Nekrasov explores how Russia's internal and foreign policies reflect a desire to rebuild its important standing in the world.

Filmmaker Andrei Nekrasov explores how Russia's internal and foreign policies reflect a desire to rebuild its important standing in the world.

The Great Sphinx in Egypt's Giza Plateau is the biggest and oldest statue in a land of colossal ancient monuments, yet the half-human, half-lion is shrouded in mystery. ...

The Great Sphinx in Egypt's Giza Plateau is the biggest and oldest statue in a land of colossal ancient monuments, yet the half-human, half-lion is shrouded in mystery. Riddles of the Sphinx follows a team of archaeologists as they attempt to find out how the statue was built and who, or what, it represents.

Award-winning filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of the Buddha's life, a journey from a life of privilege to a search for enlightenment. It features the work of some of ...

Award-winning filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of the Buddha's life, a journey from a life of privilege to a search for enlightenment. It features the work of some of the world's greatest artists and sculptors, who have depicted the Buddha's life in art rich in beauty and complexity. The program provides insights into the ancient narrative by contemporary Buddhists, including Pulitzer Prize winning poet W.S. Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

A Royal Family
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A Royal Family: The Family Expands

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS2  |  April 15, 2011
This six-part series was four years in the making and includes interviews with Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark and his mother Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark. This episode ...

This six-part series was four years in the making and includes interviews with Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark and his mother Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark. This episode continues the family saga, detailing the expanding royal family.

In southeastern Iran, a sudden change in the course of the Halil Roud River recently revealed traces of a 5000 year-old civilization on the Iranian Plateau that had been ...

In southeastern Iran, a sudden change in the course of the Halil Roud River recently revealed traces of a 5000 year-old civilization on the Iranian Plateau that had been hidden until then. More than 80 archaeological sites have since been identified in the area. Five huge cemeteries were plundered, but the associated housing structures remain untouched. The large quantity of relics found, the cultural wealth of the objects, and the size of the area inhabited suggest an entirely original civilization. Scientists hail this as an important discovery, one which may challenge the common belief that civilization arose from one location in Mesopotamia.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Berlin - Ruined Visions

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  October 15, 2010
This episode looks at the varied periods of construction, destruction and renewal seen in the architecture of the city of Berlin. Written and presented by award-winning, ...

This episode looks at the varied periods of construction, destruction and renewal seen in the architecture of the city of Berlin. Written and presented by award-winning, German-born journalist Matt Frei, anchor of BBC World News America who was the BBC's Bonn Correspondent in Germany during the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Two-thousand-five-hundred years ago in northern India, Prince Siddhartha left his palace where he had spent twenty-nine years indulging in pleasures. He was determined to ...

Two-thousand-five-hundred years ago in northern India, Prince Siddhartha left his palace where he had spent twenty-nine years indulging in pleasures. He was determined to comprehend the nature of human suffering. After a gruelling spiritual quest that lasted six years, he at last attained enlightenment meditating under a fig tree. He became the Buddha, the 'awakened one', and devoted the rest of his life to teaching the way to enlightenment that he himself had found, giving birth to one of the world's great religions.

The investigation continues by focusing on who put the biblical texts into writing. Who were the Israelites of the Old Testament times? How did they appear in the area? What ...

The investigation continues by focusing on who put the biblical texts into writing. Who were the Israelites of the Old Testament times? How did they appear in the area? What can we know of what characterises these ancient Israelites, their habits and their beliefs?

A new dynasty emerges. Threatened from abroad, Rameses II leads an army north to fight the Hittites at Kadesh. The battle becomes his crowning achievement and the basis for a ...

A new dynasty emerges. Threatened from abroad, Rameses II leads an army north to fight the Hittites at Kadesh. The battle becomes his crowning achievement and the basis for a new period of stability and wealth.

Discover digital solutions that are relevant in a world where digital realms are transforming education, business and many other industries while informing students of the change in technology overtime.
Nonviolent resistance is the practice of achieving goals such as social change through protests and civil disobedience whilst remaining nonviolent. In this collection find out about nonviolent movements and information about nonviolent resistance advocates.
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
See how the world's bestselling book came into being, discover how it has been reshaped over time, and go in search of the archaeological traces of the Bible's stories.
Meet the people who transformed Christianity from a sect to an empire, from the Middle Ages to Vatican II, and from Martin Luther to Pope Francis.
In August 1945 the US dropped two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, devastating the Japanese cities. See the aftermath of the attacks while exploring the history of nuclear disasters. (ACDSEH107, ACDSEH127)
From the Silk Road to the Great Wall, Ancient China is a rich and diverse tapestry of dynasties and empires. Learn more about the rich history of one of the world's largest superpowers.
Share the story of Nelson Mandela's struggle to end apartheid in South Africa and build a more peaceful world with this collection about Madiba's life and times.
The Egyptian Empire was once the pinnacle of civilisation. An explosion of wealth, power and creativity made it the envy of the ancient world. But what led to its downfall?
The storming of the Bastille by a mob of Parisians on July 14, 1789, set loose a generation of warfare and sowed the seeds for the modern political system.
From the dramatisation of the American Revolution in Sons of Liberty through to how Gene Sharp's nonviolent revolutionary theories helped inspire the Arab Spring, see how revolution has reshaped the world.
When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD, it left a trail of destruction in its wake. Among them, the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Explore this collection of videos examining the impact of the gold rushes on the development of "Marvellous Melbourne" and Australia. (ACHASSK107, VCHHK090, VCHHK136)
Are you all about the English monarchy on the Queen's Birthday? View this playlist for a collection about Australia's favourite female heads of state, including Victoria and the Elizabeths.
This National Reconciliation Week, learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' struggle for civil rights as Australia reconciles with its past. (ACHMH075, ACHMH076, VCHHK076)
Italy lies in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea Find out all about Italy, it's culture, food and history in this curated playlist. (ACDSEH004,VCHHC101)
Before European people arrived in Australia in 1788, the way indigenous people lived was very different to how we live today. Find out more about their life pre colonialisation. (ACHASSK107,VCHHC082,VCHHC097,VCHHC121)
This playlist focuses on Australia post 1900 and includes topics such as race, rights and immigration in Australia since 1900. Also find out more about migration experiences to Australia. (VCHHC097,VCHHC098,VCHHC100)
Australia as a nation moves from colonial Australia to the development of Australia as a nation. Explore the factors leading to Federation and experiences of democracy and citizenship. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073)
Explore changing experiences of democracy and citizenship through the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, focusing on land rights and the significance of Mabo Day.
A royal wedding is a marriage ceremony involving members of royal family. This week we are celebrating the royal event the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
On April 27, 1994, millions of first-time voters cast their ballots in South Africa's first free elections, ushering in the presidency of Mandela. Learn about the enormous change from those who lived it.
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with Attenborough, explore Kakadu's Mountford rock art, peek inside the micro-worlds of the Galapagos, and be awed by the Great Wall of China when exploring the world's heritage sites.
Commemorate the 1915 struggle that saw enormous courage in the face of enormous loss at Gallipoli, which many consider the psychological birth of Australia. Start with the Peter Weir classic, Gallipoli. (ACHASSK064, VCHHK076, VCHHK144)
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