The Sphinx Unmasked
49:58

The Sphinx Unmasked

ABC October 20, 2009

Ancient history

Design and technologies

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It is the largest free-standing sculpture ever carved from a single block; an icon recognised around the globe. The Sphinx, a lion with the face of a mighty pharaoh, towers ...

It is the largest free-standing sculpture ever carved from a single block; an icon recognised around the globe. The Sphinx, a lion with the face of a mighty pharaoh, towers 20m high and stretches 70m long. It is a silent witness to thousands of years of history. For over 4500 years it has stood guard in front of the Giza Pyramids, yet it remains one of history's most enigmatic mysteries.

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

SBS December 10, 2017

Ancient history

History

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11-12
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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.

Ancient Invisible Cities
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Ancient Invisible Cities

Episode 3 SBS November 4, 2018

Ancient history

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 Megastructures
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Ancient Megastructures: The Alhambra

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC February 23, 2010

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

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This program brings to life the ingenious engineering solutions and treacherous political betrayals that gave birth to what is arguably the most perfect example of Moorish ...

This program brings to life the ingenious engineering solutions and treacherous political betrayals that gave birth to what is arguably the most perfect example of Moorish architecture in existence - The Alhambra.

Ancient Megastructures
49:55

Ancient Megastructures: Petra

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC March 9, 2010

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

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We travel back through time to reveal how human resourcefulness and courageous endeavour would create one of the ancient world's most magnificent megastructures, the Khazneh.

We travel back through time to reveal how human resourcefulness and courageous endeavour would create one of the ancient world's most magnificent megastructures, the Khazneh.

Planet Egypt
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Planet Egypt: Birth Of An Empire

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS September 18, 2011

Ancient history

Critical thinking

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For over 3000 years, Ancient Egypt was the world's most vibrant and puzzling civilisation. It flourished through war and peace. The Egyptians built great cities, enduring ...

For over 3000 years, Ancient Egypt was the world's most vibrant and puzzling civilisation. It flourished through war and peace. The Egyptians built great cities, enduring monuments, and advanced mathematics and technology. Their astonishing legacy survives to this day. This four-part series looks at what transformed a simple community of riverside farmers into a great empire, outlasting all others. Archaeologists have uncovered new clues from Egypt's very beginning, a 5000-year-old tablet that tells a fascinating tale of warfare just before the founding of the empire.

Pompeii Uncovered
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Pompeii Uncovered

National Geographic June 13, 2010

Ancient history

Science

Geography

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Pompeii, the lost Roman city buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, has long been a source of fascination to archaeologists. Its sister city Herculaneum, buried in the ...

Pompeii, the lost Roman city buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, has long been a source of fascination to archaeologists. Its sister city Herculaneum, buried in the same eruption but to a much greater depth, reveals an even more complete picture of Roman life. The high temperature of surges that engulfed Herculaneum had the effect of carbonising organic matter such as wood and food, preserving them intact.

Tutankhamun: Secrets Of The Boy King
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Tutankhamun: Secrets Of The Boy King

ABC December 12, 2010

Ancient history

Science

Critical thinking

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Tutankhamun: Secrets Of The Boy King shows how new research is revealing previously unknown details about the real pharaoh behind the iconic gold mask. This film follows the ...

Tutankhamun: Secrets Of The Boy King shows how new research is revealing previously unknown details about the real pharaoh behind the iconic gold mask. This film follows the Earl of Carnarvon - whose great-grandfather helped discover Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922 - as he travels across Egypt, examining recent finds that will change our image of the boy king forever.

City Beneath The Waves - Pavlopetri
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City Beneath The Waves - Pavlopetri

SBS September 16, 2012

Ancient history

Science

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Just off the southern coast of mainland Greece lies Pavlopetri, the oldest submerged city in the world. It thrived for 2000 years during the time that saw the birth of western ...

Just off the southern coast of mainland Greece lies Pavlopetri, the oldest submerged city in the world. It thrived for 2000 years during the time that saw the birth of western civilisation. An international team of experts is using cutting-edge technology to prise age-old secrets from the complex of streets and stone buildings that lie less than five metres below the surface of the ocean. State-of-the-art CGI helps to raise the city from the seabed, revealing for the first time in 3,500 years how Pavlopetri would once have looked and operated.

Alexander's Greatest Battle
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Alexander's Greatest Battle

ABC February 18, 2013

Ancient history

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Michael Wood travels through Syria and Iraq to uncover the story of Alexander the Great's decisive battle against the Persian Empire in 331 BC.

Michael Wood travels through Syria and Iraq to uncover the story of Alexander the Great's decisive battle against the Persian Empire in 331 BC.

Egypt Unwrapped
49:59

Egypt Unwrapped: The Real Cleopatra

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC August 22, 2011

Ancient history

Science

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Cleopatra is one of the most famous women in history, yet remains an enigma. Using newly discovered evidence and ancient sources we attempt to reveal the real woman behind the ...

Cleopatra is one of the most famous women in history, yet remains an enigma. Using newly discovered evidence and ancient sources we attempt to reveal the real woman behind the myth and world she ruled.

Finding Babylon's Hanging Gardens
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Finding Babylon's Hanging Gardens

SBS April 6, 2014

Ancient history

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A world wonder so elusive, most people have decided it must be mythical. Centuries of digging have turned up nothing. The problem is, everyone has been looking in the wrong ...

A world wonder so elusive, most people have decided it must be mythical. Centuries of digging have turned up nothing. The problem is, everyone has been looking in the wrong place. This documentary will prove the Hanging Gardens of Babylon did exist.

Ancient Megastructures
47:49

Ancient Megastructures: Petra

Season 2 Episode 2 National Geographic September 17, 2016

Ancient history

Science

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Ancient Megastructures
47:24

Ancient Megastructures: The Alhambra

Season 2 Episode 1 National Geographic September 10, 2016

Ancient history

Science

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Britain's Pompeii
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Britain's Pompeii

SBS April 30, 2017

Ancient history

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.

Naked Science
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Naked Science: Pyramids

National Geographic June 1, 2008

Ancient history

Design and technologies

Critical thinking

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Magnificent, awe-inspiring and mysterious, the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt has fascinated humankind for thousands of years. Naked Science looks at how and why it was built ...

Magnificent, awe-inspiring and mysterious, the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt has fascinated humankind for thousands of years. Naked Science looks at how and why it was built and examines the myths and legends surrounding one of the world's oldest man-made structures.

Secrets of the Pyramids
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Secrets of the Pyramids

Episode 2 SBS November 12, 2017

Ancient history

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.

Lost Continent of Pacific
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Lost Continent of Pacific

National Geographic July 12, 2018

Ancient history

Geography

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11-12
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Could a remote island chain in Polynesia have been the centre of a thriving civilisation? New archaeological and geological evidence reveal an ancient world of human sacrifice ...

Could a remote island chain in Polynesia have been the centre of a thriving civilisation? New archaeological and geological evidence reveal an ancient world of human sacrifice and epic voyages.