Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
28:52

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The Outlaw

Season 1 Episode 7 BBC Knowledge March 1, 2010

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Unlike the altruistic Robin Hood of legend, outlaws were more likely to rob the poor to give to the rich and remarkably gained a place of respect in society. The poor however ...

Unlike the altruistic Robin Hood of legend, outlaws were more likely to rob the poor to give to the rich and remarkably gained a place of respect in society. The poor however weren't without in this surprisingly litigious time.

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
28:44

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The Monk

Season 1 Episode 2 BBC Knowledge July 24, 2011

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Religion was big business in medieval times and many monks took full advantage of this to make lots and lots of money - something that isn't hard if you have a constant stream ...

Religion was big business in medieval times and many monks took full advantage of this to make lots and lots of money - something that isn't hard if you have a constant stream of devoted worshippers.

Secrets of Tutankhamun's Treasures
45:03

Secrets of Tutankhamun's Treasures

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS January 21, 2018

History

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There's more to Tutankhamun's iconic treasures than meets the eye. New evidence suggests the tomb's stunning contents were meant for someone else. But who is more deserving of ...

There's more to Tutankhamun's iconic treasures than meets the eye. New evidence suggests the tomb's stunning contents were meant for someone else. But who is more deserving of such opulence than Egypt's most famous king? Tutankhamun's legendary death mask is arguably the greatest treasure in history, found on the head of the king's mummified remains. Yet the mask betrays more than the king's wealth. Discrepancies between the mask and the head piece have led Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves at the University of Arizona to theorise that the mask wasn't intended for Tutankhamun, but remodelled for him. The presence of earring holes suggests it was originally intended for a woman. Now it's time to put this theory to the test. The focus turns to two tiny babies that were buried with Egypt’s boy king 3000 years ago, and could hold the key to finally unravelling the twisted web of his family. With a revolutionary DNA study, disease testing and forensic bone analysis, the program uncovers the inbred world of Tutankhamun’s dynasty. It unravels the claims that the boy king was plagued with hereditary diseases, and finally identifies the twist of biological fate that killed the two tiny royals. The show also reveals how their deaths changed the course of Egyptian history, leading to the beginning of an entirely new regime.

The Rise of the Clans
58:55

The Rise of the Clans

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS June 16, 2019

History

Ancient history

11-12
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Neil Oliver follows the clans as they rallied behind Robert the Bruce in his against-all-odds bid to win Scotland's crown. After their crucial role in crushing the English at ...

Neil Oliver follows the clans as they rallied behind Robert the Bruce in his against-all-odds bid to win Scotland's crown. After their crucial role in crushing the English at Bannockburn in 1314, Bruce rewarded the loyal chiefs with land and titles. They rise to shape the fate of the kingdom in the centuries to come.

Lost Worlds
51:54

Lost Worlds: Secrets Of The First Emperor

SBS2 May 7, 2010

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The amazing army of terracotta soldiers is Qin Shi Huangdi's most widely known legacy. This documentary looks at how he created the greatest empire of antiquity, planned the ...

The amazing army of terracotta soldiers is Qin Shi Huangdi's most widely known legacy. This documentary looks at how he created the greatest empire of antiquity, planned the first Great Wall, and built the largest burial site in the world. But at what cost?

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
28:50

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The Minstrel

Season 1 Episode 4 BBC Knowledge February 8, 2010

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Supposedly wandering gaily from town to town, medieval minstrels are written off as an ineffectual part of history. In reality showbiz could be risky and these entertainers ...

Supposedly wandering gaily from town to town, medieval minstrels are written off as an ineffectual part of history. In reality showbiz could be risky and these entertainers often found themselves involved in wars and politics.

Blood For The Gods
46:03

Blood For The Gods

Episode 2 Discovery Channel November 11, 2010

Religious studies

Ancient history

11-12
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For many cultures, human sacrifice was used to calm an angry, irrational and bloodthirsty god, such as the terrifying Viking blood rite, 'The Bloody Eagle'.

For many cultures, human sacrifice was used to calm an angry, irrational and bloodthirsty god, such as the terrifying Viking blood rite, 'The Bloody Eagle'.

Secrets of the Chinese Chariot: The War Machine that Shaped China
52:34

Secrets of the Chinese Chariot: The War Machine that Shaped China

SBS November 19, 2017

History

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The chariot is just about the only thing the Chinese didn't invent, but for over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China's battlefields, dominating warfare far longer than ...

The chariot is just about the only thing the Chinese didn't invent, but for over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China's battlefields, dominating warfare far longer than anywhere else on Earth, and unifying the nation. A team of experts discover how the Chinese did it, how they perfected the ultimate high-status weapon of the ancient world. With exclusive access to superb archaeological discoveries, beautifully preserved chariots from the height of Chinese chariot warfare have been unearthed, complete with sacrificed charioteers, horses and chariots that reveal every detail of their design.

Blood For The Gods
43:57

Blood For The Gods

Episode 1 Discovery Channel November 7, 2010

Religious studies

Ancient history

11-12
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To some ancient peoples, sex and death went hand in hand as part of fertility sacrifices. But did the Aztecs really cut out the hearts of thousands of victims in these rites?

To some ancient peoples, sex and death went hand in hand as part of fertility sacrifices. But did the Aztecs really cut out the hearts of thousands of victims in these rites?

Blood For The Gods: Blood And Power
44:56

Blood For The Gods: Blood And Power

Discovery Channel November 18, 2010

Religious studies

Ancient history

11-12
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Human sacrifice in some cases is all about power. Learn the price of power in grisly practices, ranging from Egyptian pharaohs to Chinese rituals.

Human sacrifice in some cases is all about power. Learn the price of power in grisly practices, ranging from Egyptian pharaohs to Chinese rituals.

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?

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
29:00

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The Damsel

Season 1 Episode 3 BBC Knowledge July 31, 2011

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Ancient history

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Centuries before the Women's Liberation movement women were making their mark. Rather than being passive, shy and helpless these women ran businesses, led armies and were ...

Centuries before the Women's Liberation movement women were making their mark. Rather than being passive, shy and helpless these women ran businesses, led armies and were strong, powerful and sexually confident.

Secrets of Tutankhamun's Treasures
44:53

Secrets of Tutankhamun's Treasures

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS January 14, 2018

History

Ancient history

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11-12
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There's more to Tutankhamun's iconic treasures than meets the eye. New evidence suggests the tomb's stunning contents were meant for someone else. But who is more deserving of ...

There's more to Tutankhamun's iconic treasures than meets the eye. New evidence suggests the tomb's stunning contents were meant for someone else. But who is more deserving of such opulence than Egypt's most famous king? Tutankhamun's legendary death mask is arguably the greatest treasure in history, found on the head of the king's mummified remains. Yet the mask betrays more than the king's wealth. Discrepancies between the mask and the head piece have led Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves at the University of Arizona to theorise that the mask wasn't intended for Tutankhamun, but remodelled for him. The presence of earring holes suggests it was originally intended for a woman. Now it's time to put this theory to the test.

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
28:59

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The King

Season 1 Episode 8 BBC Knowledge March 8, 2010

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Meet the three medieval King Richards of England. One spent his life fighting battles, one was murdered and one is an accused child murderer. Terry also finds evidence of a ...

Meet the three medieval King Richards of England. One spent his life fighting battles, one was murdered and one is an accused child murderer. Terry also finds evidence of a King Louis seemingly airbrushed from history.

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
28:48

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The Philosopher

Season 1 Episode 6 BBC Knowledge February 22, 2010

history

Ancient history

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The Middle Ages have long been dismissed as a period shrouded in ignorance and superstition. Philosophers however understood far more than we give them credit for and had a ...

The Middle Ages have long been dismissed as a period shrouded in ignorance and superstition. Philosophers however understood far more than we give them credit for and had a more ethical approach than many today.

Mummies Alive
44:14

Mummies Alive: The Pharaoh's Secret

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS April 1, 2016

History

Ancient history

11-12
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Battle scarred remains mark out this mysterious, mutilated pharaoh from other Egyptian pharaohs, but little evidence survives of his rein, leaving his death a complete ...

Battle scarred remains mark out this mysterious, mutilated pharaoh from other Egyptian pharaohs, but little evidence survives of his rein, leaving his death a complete mystery, until now.

Mummies Alive
46:03

Mummies Alive: The Hero of Herculaneum

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS April 15, 2016

History

Ancient history

11-12
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The Hero of Herculaneum investigates one of the most famous disasters in human history: the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

The Hero of Herculaneum investigates one of the most famous disasters in human history: the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

Lost City Of The Gladiators
50:09

Lost City Of The Gladiators

SBS April 17, 2016

History

Ancient history

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This is the first discovery of an entire gladiator school with an adjacent cemetery for dead fighters recently found in Austria. Located in the former Roman imperial residence ...

This is the first discovery of an entire gladiator school with an adjacent cemetery for dead fighters recently found in Austria. Located in the former Roman imperial residence of Carnuntum, only a small portion of the large area has been explored - an area that was located on the important trade routes that connected east and west, north and south. At the collapse of the Roman Empire, the city was abandoned and no settlements were established, allowing researchers to study the period as it was. The gladiator school may not be the only treasure to be found on the site of the lost city of Carnuntum - there may be many, many more. (From Germany) (Documentary)