Petra: Lost City of Stone
52:42

Petra: Lost City of Stone

SBS August 16, 2015

History

Ancient history

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Jordan is one of the driest countries in the world. Yet, over 2,000 years ago, a mysterious tribe constructed Petra, a thriving city with spectacular temple-tombs carved into ...

Jordan is one of the driest countries in the world. Yet, over 2,000 years ago, a mysterious tribe constructed Petra, a thriving city with spectacular temple-tombs carved into rose-coloured cliffs. But as mysteriously as Petra emerged from the desert, it disappeared - lost to most of the world for over a thousand years. How did an ancient people construct buildings to rival Rome? How did they build a water system to supply a city in the middle of the desert? Who built Petra and why did it disappear?

The Lost Ships of Rome
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The Lost Ships of Rome

SBS April 22, 2012

Design and technologies

Science

Ancient history

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Just off the Italian island of Ventotene, a team of marine archaeologists has discovered the wrecks of five ancient Roman ships, each in pristine condition. But why had they ...

Just off the Italian island of Ventotene, a team of marine archaeologists has discovered the wrecks of five ancient Roman ships, each in pristine condition. But why had they travelled to this remote, rocky island in the first place? With stunning underwater imagery and CGI re-creations, this documentary follows the team as they attempt to raise some of the ancient cargo and find new clues about the Roman Empire.

Ancient Discoveries
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Ancient Discoveries: Robotics

Episode 3 SBS2 November 30, 2010

history

Ancient history

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Explores the life of Heron of Alexandria, the most brilliant and prolific inventor in the ancient world. His 'miracle machines' included automatic doors and suspended ...

Explores the life of Heron of Alexandria, the most brilliant and prolific inventor in the ancient world. His 'miracle machines' included automatic doors and suspended spheres, mechanical singing birds, coin-operated slot machines and speaking statues.

Ottomans Vs Christians
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Ottomans Vs Christians: Masters Of The Mediterranean

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel June 22, 2013

history

Ancient history

Religious studies

7-8
9-10
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Julian Davison departs the former capitol of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul, and travels to the site of one of the most extraordinary sieges in European history, the island of Malta.

Julian Davison departs the former capitol of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul, and travels to the site of one of the most extraordinary sieges in European history, the island of Malta.

Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered
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Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered

SBS March 1, 2015

History

Ancient history

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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What killed King Tutankhamun? Ever since his spectacular tomb was discovered, the boy king has been the most famous pharaoh of all ancient Egypt. But his mysterious death, at ...

What killed King Tutankhamun? Ever since his spectacular tomb was discovered, the boy king has been the most famous pharaoh of all ancient Egypt. But his mysterious death, at just 19 years old, has never been explained. In this special documentary, presenter Dallas Campbell reveals new scientific research and carries out unique experiments to get to the truth.

The Bible: A History
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The Bible: A History: Creation

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS November 6, 2011

Religious studies

Ancient history

history

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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A revealing exploration of one of the world's most influential books. Each episode is presented by a prominent commentator and thinker who explores the ideas and influence of ...

A revealing exploration of one of the world's most influential books. Each episode is presented by a prominent commentator and thinker who explores the ideas and influence of seven books of the Scriptures, tracing how they came into existence and how they have shaped the world we live in today.

Ottomans Vs Christians
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Ottomans Vs Christians: Clash Of Civilisations

Season 1 Episode 3 The History Channel June 29, 2013

history

Ancient history

Religious studies

7-8
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Ottomans Vs Christians recounts the incredible battle of civilisations in the 16th century between the mighty Ottoman Empire, with its capital in Istanbul, and the Christian ...

Ottomans Vs Christians recounts the incredible battle of civilisations in the 16th century between the mighty Ottoman Empire, with its capital in Istanbul, and the Christian empires of Europe led by Spain, Venice, and the Holy League.

Ancient Discoveries
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Ancient Discoveries: Ancient Power

Season 2 Episode 3 SBS2 December 21, 2010

history

Ancient history

Design and technologies

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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This is the final part to a three-part documentary series that travels back to the classical world to re-examine their amazingly advanced technology in the areas of weaponry ...

This is the final part to a three-part documentary series that travels back to the classical world to re-examine their amazingly advanced technology in the areas of weaponry and shipping, as well as how these ancient civilizations used and harnessed power. This episode tells the story of power and technology in the ancient world.

Time Scanners
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Time Scanners: St Paul's Cathedral

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC January 31, 2016

History

Ancient history

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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The team uses brand new laser-scanning technology to shed light on the engineering mysteries of London's iconic St Paul's Cathedral. Presented by Dallas Campbell.

The team uses brand new laser-scanning technology to shed light on the engineering mysteries of London's iconic St Paul's Cathedral. Presented by Dallas Campbell.

Time Scanners
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Time Scanners: Petra

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC January 10, 2016

History

Ancient history

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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In this episode the team uses cutting edge laser-scanning technology to unlock the engineering secrets of one of the world's most iconic ancient sites - the desert city of ...

In this episode the team uses cutting edge laser-scanning technology to unlock the engineering secrets of one of the world's most iconic ancient sites - the desert city of Petra in Jordan.

Ottomans Vs Christians
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Ottomans Vs Christians: Empire Builders

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel June 15, 2013

history

Ancient history

Religious studies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Ottomans Vs Christians recounts the incredible battle of civilisations in the 16th century between the mighty Ottoman Empire, with its capital in Istanbul, and the Christian ...

Ottomans Vs Christians recounts the incredible battle of civilisations in the 16th century between the mighty Ottoman Empire, with its capital in Istanbul, and the Christian empires of Europe led by Spain, Venice, and the Holy League. Shot in glorious high definition on location at the key landmarks of the struggle for dominance of Europe, presenter Julian Davison takes us on a journey back in time to a world of magnificent galleys laden with riches and merciless pirates who prowled the waters, to spectacular battles and bloodied acts of treachery and revenge.

Ancient Megastructures
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Ancient Megastructures: Angkor Wat

Season 1 Episode 9 ABC April 6, 2010

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
An ambitious young king who seizes the throne of the Khmer Empire by murder, commissions the largest stone temple in the world built entirely on a swamp - the mighty temple of ...

An ambitious young king who seizes the throne of the Khmer Empire by murder, commissions the largest stone temple in the world built entirely on a swamp - the mighty temple of Angkor Wat.

Egypt Unwrapped
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Egypt Unwrapped: The Real Ramses

Season 1 Episode 7 ABC September 12, 2011

Ancient history

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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There is one Egyptian pharaoh who towers above the rest: Ramesses II. A formidable warrior, builder and statesman, he declared himself a living god. Archeologists look again ...

There is one Egyptian pharaoh who towers above the rest: Ramesses II. A formidable warrior, builder and statesman, he declared himself a living god. Archeologists look again at Ramesses, in the hope of finding out more.

Egypt Unwrapped
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Egypt Unwrapped: Secrets Of The Valley Of Kings

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC September 5, 2011

Ancient history

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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The Valley of the Kings is the most famous royal burial ground in the world. Now modern specialists are finding new evidence to solve enigmas locked beneath the sands for ...

The Valley of the Kings is the most famous royal burial ground in the world. Now modern specialists are finding new evidence to solve enigmas locked beneath the sands for three and a half thousand years.

Egypt Unwrapped
49:59

Egypt Unwrapped: Mystery Of The Screaming Man

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC August 1, 2011

Ancient history

Science

7-8
9-10
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Two centuries ago a 3000-year-old mummy was found, his face locked in an eternal scream. Using cutting edge medical science and unprecedented access we attempt to solve the ...

Two centuries ago a 3000-year-old mummy was found, his face locked in an eternal scream. Using cutting edge medical science and unprecedented access we attempt to solve the mysteries of the Screaming Man.

Egypt's Lost Queens
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Egypt's Lost Queens

SBS October 18, 2015

Ancient history

Civics and citizenship

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Professor Joann Fletcher explores what it was like to be a woman of power in ancient Egypt - from the realities and artefacts of everyday life to the remarkable leadership and ...

Professor Joann Fletcher explores what it was like to be a woman of power in ancient Egypt - from the realities and artefacts of everyday life to the remarkable leadership and influence wielded by women whose levels of freedom were unique in the ancient world.

Planet Egypt
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Planet Egypt: Quest For Eternity

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS October 9, 2011

Ancient history

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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The final episode examines how Egypt's belief in the afterlife could be part of its long term success. It questions how a society apparently obsessed with death could survive ...

The final episode examines how Egypt's belief in the afterlife could be part of its long term success. It questions how a society apparently obsessed with death could survive for so long. We discover that Egypt's specific belief in the afterlife was essential to the longevity of her civilisation. The Egyptians liked their life so much, they wanted it to continue after their demise. Egypt's belief in the afterlife provided focus for the population for more than 3000 years.

Ancient Megastructures
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Ancient Megastructures: Machu Picchu

Season 1 Episode 7 ABC March 23, 2010

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The stunning tale of the building of the most spectacular - and impossible - monument in the Americas - the sacred mountain-top city of Machu Picchu.

The stunning tale of the building of the most spectacular - and impossible - monument in the Americas - the sacred mountain-top city of Machu Picchu.