The Mormons
1:50:35

The Mormons

Episode 2 The History Channel October 16, 2010

Personal and social capability

Religious studies

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Covers many of the defining events and central ideas behind Mormonism, beginning with Joseph Smith's first revelation and following its transforming impact on America's ...

Covers many of the defining events and central ideas behind Mormonism, beginning with Joseph Smith's first revelation and following its transforming impact on America's religious landscape. The series looks at the role persecution played in defining this religious group, and follows the Mormon's transformation from a polygamist theocracy to a flourishing mainstream religion.

Journeys From The Centre Of The Earth
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Journeys From The Centre Of The Earth: Belief

Season 1 Episode 4 BBC Knowledge August 13, 2011

Geography

Religious studies

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In the Mediterranean, geological events have influenced the way people thought about everything, from the existence of God to the extinction of dinosaurs. This episode looks ...

In the Mediterranean, geological events have influenced the way people thought about everything, from the existence of God to the extinction of dinosaurs. This episode looks at how rocks have forced us to rethink our beliefs.

The Quest For The True Cross
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The Quest For The True Cross

SBS December 21, 2014

History

Religious studies

11-12
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Fifteen years ago, German historian Michael Hesemann set out to establish the authenticity of one of the most important Christian relics ever found. Called the 'Titulus ...

Fifteen years ago, German historian Michael Hesemann set out to establish the authenticity of one of the most important Christian relics ever found. Called the 'Titulus Crucis', or 'Title of the Cross', it's claimed that this small piece of wood hung on the cross of Christ announcing his name and crime. It's now displayed in a church in Rome, but is it real or a mediaeval fake?

Life And Death In The Valley Of The Kings
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Life And Death In The Valley Of The Kings

Episode 2 SBS August 4, 2013

Ancient history

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In this episode, Egyptologist Dr Joann Fletcher reveals a strange and mysterious world: the ancient Egyptian afterlife. To the Egyptians, life was just a dress rehearsal for ...

In this episode, Egyptologist Dr Joann Fletcher reveals a strange and mysterious world: the ancient Egyptian afterlife. To the Egyptians, life was just a dress rehearsal for the perfect afterlife they were trying to reach.

Temple Mount
50:12

Temple Mount: Temple Treasure

Episode 2 The History Channel February 6, 2019

History

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Forbidden History
44:38

Forbidden History: Secrets of the Vatican

Season 4 Episode 2 The History Channel February 11, 2019

Ancient history

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We lift the lid on some of history's great mysteries by tunnelling deeper, travelling wider, looking more closely, asking harder questions and searching for evidence with more ...

We lift the lid on some of history's great mysteries by tunnelling deeper, travelling wider, looking more closely, asking harder questions and searching for evidence with more determination than ever before. We are taken to places far and wide and will encounter conspiracy theories, cover-ups, strange phenomena, unexplained happenings and mysterious findings - in short, a whole host of unusual goings on that have had a massive bearing on how we view history today. We know that the Vatican Archives hold the personal documents of past Popes and that they house important historical pieces such as Galileo's trial transcript, King Henry VIII's annulment request - even letters written by Abraham Lincoln. But what else is hidden away in the Vatican Library - a place that is out of bounds even to cardinals? Why is this historical treasure trove so shrouded in secrecy?

Pocket Compass
14:20

Pocket Compass: The Reformation

ABC Me June 7, 2018

History

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Now over 500 years since Martin Luther's challenge to the Catholic Church, this program explores the relevance of the event that kick-started a revolution that continues to ...

Now over 500 years since Martin Luther's challenge to the Catholic Church, this program explores the relevance of the event that kick-started a revolution that continues to resonate in Australian lives today.

Ben-Hur
3:30:53

Ben-Hur

7Flix September 21, 2019

Media arts

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In this epic film a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend. Regaining his freedom he returns to his home, seeking revenge.

In this epic film a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend. Regaining his freedom he returns to his home, seeking revenge.

Rituals
51:37

Rituals: Power of Nature

Episode 3 BBC Earth October 31, 2019

Intercultural understanding

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An Inuit must shoot a seal on sea ice in his rite of passage to become a hunter, and Aboriginal ceremonies pass on respect for fire as we see how rituals help us honour the ...

An Inuit must shoot a seal on sea ice in his rite of passage to become a hunter, and Aboriginal ceremonies pass on respect for fire as we see how rituals help us honour the power of nature. Alternative title: Extraordinary Rituals.

Jesus
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Jesus

The History Channel April 4, 2010

History

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He is one of the most important men to have ever walked the earth but between the ages of 12 and 30 the whereabouts of Jesus Christ are unknown. For 2000 years, scholars and ...

He is one of the most important men to have ever walked the earth but between the ages of 12 and 30 the whereabouts of Jesus Christ are unknown. For 2000 years, scholars and believers have debated why two decades of the life of Christ is a blank slate. The answers may be found in a most obvious source, The Bible. Found in the pages of The New Testament are clues that shed light on Christ's life during The Missing Years, what he thought, who he knew and how he lived.

Ottomans v Christians: Battle for Europe
55:04

Ottomans v Christians: Battle for Europe: Vienna: The Golden Apple

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel December 17, 2018

History

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From its origins as a nomadic Turkoman tribe from central Asia, the Ottoman Empire became one of the world's most impressive super powers, dominating swathes of the Middle ...

From its origins as a nomadic Turkoman tribe from central Asia, the Ottoman Empire became one of the world's most impressive super powers, dominating swathes of the Middle East, Northern Africa and South Eastern Europe for some 500 years. As a leader of the Islamic world, it's incursions into Europe were often seen as a religious offensive, sparking a titanic power struggle between the forces of Christianity and Islam. The reality, we discover, was much more complex. In this timely series, Presenter Julian Davison, takes us on a swashbuckling journey across Turkey, the Balkans and Russia, charting the Ottoman Empire's extraordinary military campaigns into Europe and witnessing, first hand, many of its legacies. In this first episode we follow the Ottomans rise from obscure beginnings as a nomadic tribe in Anatolia to their game changing conquest of the famed Byzantine capitol of Orthodox Christianity, Constantinople. Julian's journey begins in Bursa, the Ottomans first capitol city and one of Turkey's historical gems, where he explores the wealth of early Ottoman architecture and examines the legends, cultural traditions and unique circumstances that helped give birth to an empire.

Ottomans v Christians: Battle for Europe
53:54

Ottomans v Christians: Battle for Europe: The Sick Man of Europe

Season 1 Episode 3 The History Channel December 24, 2018

History

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From its origins as a nomadic Turkoman tribe from central Asia, the Ottoman Empire became one of the world's most impressive super powers, dominating swathes of the Middle ...

From its origins as a nomadic Turkoman tribe from central Asia, the Ottoman Empire became one of the world's most impressive super powers, dominating swathes of the Middle East, Northern Africa and South Eastern Europe for some 500 years. As a leader of the Islamic world, it's incursions into Europe were often seen as a religious offensive, sparking a titanic power struggle between the forces of Christianity and Islam. The reality, we discover, was much more complex. In this timely series, Presenter Julian Davison, takes us on a swashbuckling journey across Turkey, the Balkans and Russia, charting the Ottoman Empire's extraordinary military campaigns into Europe and witnessing, first hand, many of its legacies. Our third and final episode looks at the Ottoman Empire's slow decline in the face of Russian expansion and explores the complex alliances it would forge with European powers in an effort to survive. The map of Europe would be radically redrawn and the Ottoman Empire would come to a humiliating end, giving birth to the modern Turkish Republic.

Sacred Wonders of Britain
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Sacred Wonders of Britain

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS June 1, 2014

History

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In the final instalment of the three-part series, Neil Oliver examines how the creation of saints by the early church led to a new generation of Sacred Wonders across Britain.

In the final instalment of the three-part series, Neil Oliver examines how the creation of saints by the early church led to a new generation of Sacred Wonders across Britain.

The Girl With 7 Mums
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The Girl With 7 Mums

ABC2 October 18, 2013

Personal and social capability

Religious studies

9-10
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Some children may have seven siblings; some may even have seven dads. But only 10-year-old Ellie Sharp has seven mums. Ellie's dad Philip is a Messianic Jew and heads ...

Some children may have seven siblings; some may even have seven dads. But only 10-year-old Ellie Sharp has seven mums. Ellie's dad Philip is a Messianic Jew and heads Britain's only openly polygamous family. Twelve years ago, God told him that he was a king and he should take seven wives. It sounds complicated, but the family's been together for over a decade.

Temple Mount
50:12

Temple Mount: Solomon's Lost Temple

Episode 1 The History Channel January 30, 2019

History

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It is one of religion's most sacred legacies - Solomon's Lost Temple - built from ancient blueprints - revealed by the hand of God. Destroyed by a deadly siege 5 centuries ...

It is one of religion's most sacred legacies - Solomon's Lost Temple - built from ancient blueprints - revealed by the hand of God. Destroyed by a deadly siege 5 centuries after its construction, no evidence of Israel's holiest shrine remains. Did Solomon's Temple exist? Now, Holy Land archaeologists trace the trail of the temple, uncovering the controversial timelines of Israel's founding fathers - King David and his son, Solomon the builder. The history and future of the Temple Mount define the intersection of three great religions and the story of the modern world. This revealing series uncovers the mysteries of Solomon's Temple, Herod's Temple and the prophecy of a Third Temple. Temple Mount relives the history of the most important religious site in the world: exploring the mysteries of the events that occurred there. This series reveals new information about the locations of the first two temples, explores the current buildings on the site and uncovers secrets hidden in the rock. A shocking discovery during filming questions whether Herod could actually have built the second temple at all. This series explains the conflict, the conspiracy and the prophecy associated with the site. Looking ahead, it examines why many believe a controversial third temple could herald the end of the world as we know it.

Saints and Sinners
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Saints and Sinners

Episode 1 The History Channel December 8, 2018

History

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Dr Janina Ramirez explores how monasteries evolved from a cult of extreme isolation and self-deprivation into powerhouses of Anglo-Saxon art, industry and learning. Janina ...

Dr Janina Ramirez explores how monasteries evolved from a cult of extreme isolation and self-deprivation into powerhouses of Anglo-Saxon art, industry and learning. Janina begins her journey on the desolate rock of Skellig St Michael off the east coast of Ireland, home to the oldest surviving monastery in the British Isles. She investigates the harsh lives led by these early monks, and tells the story of the arrival of hermetic Irish monasticism in Anglo-Saxon Northumberland. Monasteries such as Lindisfarne and Whitby became beacons of civilisation and literature in the barbaric Anglo-Saxon world, creating wondrous works of art including the Lindisfarne Gospels and St Cuthbert's pectoral cross. A rival form of regimented, communal monasticism was imported into southern Britain from Rome, and Janina reveals the holy struggle that ensued between these two opposing monastic ideals. The victors would transform the culture and landscape of England, until they too were destroyed by a new wave of barbarian invaders.

Ancient X-Files
45:12

Ancient X-Files: Living Vampires

Season 2 Episode 6 National Geographic September 18, 2018

History

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Around the world, bodies have been dug up with stakes, stones or knives driven through their hearts. One man suspects a link and goes on the trail of the world's oldest ...

Around the world, bodies have been dug up with stakes, stones or knives driven through their hearts. One man suspects a link and goes on the trail of the world's oldest suspected vampires.

Ancient X-Files
45:12

Ancient X-Files: Dawn of Man

Season 2 Episode 8 National Geographic September 24, 2018

History

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Could a series of giant standing stones constructed some 12,000 years ago in Turkey represent the beginnings of the first civilised society and the birth of religion?

Could a series of giant standing stones constructed some 12,000 years ago in Turkey represent the beginnings of the first civilised society and the birth of religion?