Museum Diaries
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Museum Diaries

Episode 6 The History Channel September 10, 2016

Ancient history

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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.

Ancient Invisible Cities
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Ancient Invisible Cities

Episode 3 SBS November 4, 2018

Ancient history

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Dr Michael Scott takes us on an extraordinary journey through the often invisible treasures of one of the greatest ancient cities in the world, Istanbul. But with many of the ...

Dr Michael Scott takes us on an extraordinary journey through the often invisible treasures of one of the greatest ancient cities in the world, Istanbul. But with many of the secrets of its cathedrals, aqueducts, and the Roman chariot-racing track out of sight or underground, he turns to the latest 3D-imaging technology. The scanning team helps us to see the city as no human eye ever could, peeling back the layers of history, showing how the city has had to reinvent itself over and over through its turbulent past.

Ancient Invisible Cities
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Ancient Invisible Cities

Episode 2 SBS October 28, 2018

Ancient history

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Dr Michael Scott uses the latest 3D-scanning technology to reveal the historical secrets of ancient Athens. He tells the story of how it created the world's first democracy. ...

Dr Michael Scott uses the latest 3D-scanning technology to reveal the historical secrets of ancient Athens. He tells the story of how it created the world's first democracy. He begins his journey on the Acropolis where, in the late 6th century BC, the people of Athens overthrew a tyrant and set up the world's first democracy. There, he investigates a mysterious, asymmetrical temple called the Erechtheion that sits in the shadow of the world-famous Parthenon, and reveals it to be one of the most important buildings of Ancient Athens.

Secrets of the Pyramids
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Secrets of the Pyramids

Episode 1 SBS November 5, 2017

Ancient history

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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.

Egypt's Great Pyramid: The New Evidence
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Egypt's Great Pyramid: The New Evidence

SBS December 10, 2017

Ancient history

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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.

Secrets of the Pyramids
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Secrets of the Pyramids

Episode 2 SBS November 12, 2017

Ancient history

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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.

Britain's Pompeii
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Britain's Pompeii

SBS April 30, 2017

Ancient history

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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.

Stonehenge
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Stonehenge

The History Channel October 26, 2018

Ancient history

History

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Two of Britain's leading archaeologists and world-renowned experts on Stonehenge, Professor Tim Darvill and Professor Geoff Wainwright, believe they have finally unlocked the ...

Two of Britain's leading archaeologists and world-renowned experts on Stonehenge, Professor Tim Darvill and Professor Geoff Wainwright, believe they have finally unlocked the mystery of the monument. They are convinced that Stonehenge was a place of healing. An ancient Lourdes. A place where people came on a pilgrimage to get cured. And in world without modern medicine the stones had magical powers.

The Roman diet and cooking
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The Roman diet and cooking

Clip from Lost Worlds

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Neil Oliver meets food historian Sally Grainger who demonstrates how the wealthy cooked and what they ate in Roman Britain.

Neil Oliver meets food historian Sally Grainger who demonstrates how the wealthy cooked and what they ate in Roman Britain.

Roman glassmaking
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Roman glassmaking

Clip from Lost Worlds

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Neil Oliver visits a glassmith, who demonstrates how Romans produced glassware in Britain, and later discusses the impact glass windows might have had on Celts.

Neil Oliver visits a glassmith, who demonstrates how Romans produced glassware in Britain, and later discusses the impact glass windows might have had on Celts.

An ancient method of extracting silver from lead
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An ancient method of extracting silver from lead

Clip from Lost Worlds

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Neil Oliver meets metallurgist Marcos MartinonTorres who demonstrates how silver was extracted from lead by Romans.

Neil Oliver meets metallurgist Marcos MartinonTorres who demonstrates how silver was extracted from lead by Romans.

The long, slashing, Celtic sword
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The long, slashing, Celtic sword

Clip from Lost Worlds

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Neil Oliver meets weapons expert Andy Deane who demonstrates the use of the long, iron slashing swords used by Celtic tribes to resist Roman invasions in the first century BC.

Neil Oliver meets weapons expert Andy Deane who demonstrates the use of the long, iron slashing swords used by Celtic tribes to resist Roman invasions in the first century BC.

Celtic art and decorated weapons
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Celtic art and decorated weapons

Clip from Lost Worlds

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Neil Oliver examines the Battersea Shield and Kirkburn Sword as examples of Celtic art in Iron Age Britain.

Neil Oliver examines the Battersea Shield and Kirkburn Sword as examples of Celtic art in Iron Age Britain.

Celtic symbols of power
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Celtic symbols of power

Clip from Lost Worlds

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Neil Oliver examines torcs and coins and argues that they represent the growing power of kings and transferable symbols of the state.

Neil Oliver examines torcs and coins and argues that they represent the growing power of kings and transferable symbols of the state.

Bronze Age mining conditions
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Bronze Age mining conditions

Clip from Lost Worlds

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Neil Oliver visits an ancient copper mine at Great Orme, Wales, and demonstrates the conditions Bronze Age miners would have worked under.

Neil Oliver visits an ancient copper mine at Great Orme, Wales, and demonstrates the conditions Bronze Age miners would have worked under.

Celtic language
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Celtic language

Clip from Lost Worlds

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Neil Oliver meets linguist Paul Russell and discuss how traces of Celtic language exist in modern languages, and what those ancient dialects might sound like.

Neil Oliver meets linguist Paul Russell and discuss how traces of Celtic language exist in modern languages, and what those ancient dialects might sound like.

Druid divination spoons
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Druid divination spoons

Clip from Lost Worlds

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Neil Oliver meets archaeologist Miranda Green who demonstrates how druids may have used divination spoons to tell the future.

Neil Oliver meets archaeologist Miranda Green who demonstrates how druids may have used divination spoons to tell the future.

Towers and forts in Iron Age Britain
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Towers and forts in Iron Age Britain

Clip from Lost Worlds

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Neil Oliver visits the Broch of Gurness, the ruins of a tower in Orkney, built around 400 BC, and Tre'r Ceiri hillfort, built in Wales around 200 BC, and contrasts their purposes.

Neil Oliver visits the Broch of Gurness, the ruins of a tower in Orkney, built around 400 BC, and Tre'r Ceiri hillfort, built in Wales around 200 BC, and contrasts their purposes.