Ancient Egypt's Lost City
59:02

Ancient Egypt's Lost City

SBS September 20, 2015

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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In the fading days of the Pharaohs, the city of Heracleion was the gateway to Egypt and a port beyond compare. Despite its importance, Heracleion mysteriously disappeared from ...

In the fading days of the Pharaohs, the city of Heracleion was the gateway to Egypt and a port beyond compare. Despite its importance, Heracleion mysteriously disappeared from history as if wiped from the face of the Earth. In 2000 archaeologists discovered the city's remains 6 kilometres off the Egyptian coast and only 10 metres under water. This documentary follows a team of maritime archaeologists as they uncover glorious temples, statues, houses, and boats lying perfectly preserved beneath the sea.

Building The Ancient City
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Building The Ancient City

Episode 1 SBS November 8, 2015

Ancient history

Design and technologies

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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The first town of over 1 million people was built more than 2000 years ago. Without any of our modern conveniences, and what we would consider necessities today, how did they ...

The first town of over 1 million people was built more than 2000 years ago. Without any of our modern conveniences, and what we would consider necessities today, how did they function? Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill explores the remains of these ancient megalopolises, explaining how to make a city work without the benefits of modern technology.

Egypt Unwrapped
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Egypt Unwrapped: The Scorpion King

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC August 8, 2011

Ancient history

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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A century ago, excavators unearthed the image of an unknown ruler called King Scorpion. His name has intrigued experts ever since, but it's only now that major new finds are ...

A century ago, excavators unearthed the image of an unknown ruler called King Scorpion. His name has intrigued experts ever since, but it's only now that major new finds are bringing him to life.

Ancient Megastructures
50:00

Ancient Megastructures: Pyramid

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC February 16, 2010

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The breathtaking engineering and organisation behind the Great Pyramid of Khufu, which was built to turn a Pharaoh into a god, and helped create the Egyptian state.

The breathtaking engineering and organisation behind the Great Pyramid of Khufu, which was built to turn a Pharaoh into a god, and helped create the Egyptian state.

Pyramid
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Pyramid

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC May 16, 2011

Ancient history

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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This series recreates the building of the Great Pyramid of Khufu through the story of a conscripted labourer, Nakht. Life in ancient Egypt is reconstructed based on ...

This series recreates the building of the Great Pyramid of Khufu through the story of a conscripted labourer, Nakht. Life in ancient Egypt is reconstructed based on archaeological artefacts and writings, with computer generated images and impressive 3D graphics illustrating the scale and internal structure of the pyramid.

Egypt Unwrapped
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Egypt Unwrapped: Alexander The Great's Lost Tomb

Season 1 Episode 8 ABC September 19, 2011

Ancient history

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Alexander the Great is one of history's greatest warrior kings, and was the leader of the most powerful nation in the ancient world. The location of his tomb has eluded ...

Alexander the Great is one of history's greatest warrior kings, and was the leader of the most powerful nation in the ancient world. The location of his tomb has eluded archaeologists for nearly 2,000 years.

World's Oldest Child
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World's Oldest Child

SBS August 25, 2013

Ancient history

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A Moroccan skull, more than one hundred thousand years old, is revealed to be that of a six-year-old child. Dental examinations confirm that the child lived and died well ...

A Moroccan skull, more than one hundred thousand years old, is revealed to be that of a six-year-old child. Dental examinations confirm that the child lived and died well before the founding of modern religion, the construction of Egypt's pyramids and even the advent of agriculture.

Ancient Megastructures
50:00

Ancient Megastructures: St Paul's Cathedral

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC March 2, 2010

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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In 1666 a great fire engulfed the city of London destroying the magnificent cathedral of Old St Paul's. Architect, Christopher Wren, set out to raise a new cathedral from the ...

In 1666 a great fire engulfed the city of London destroying the magnificent cathedral of Old St Paul's. Architect, Christopher Wren, set out to raise a new cathedral from the ashes which soon became an iconic landmark of London.

Ancient Megastructures
46:46

Ancient Megastructures: Machu Picchu

Season 2 Episode 5 National Geographic June 1, 2017

Ancient history

Design and technologies

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Built using techniques that surpass modern ones, the temples, altars and residences of Machu Picchu have resisted torrential rains, landslides and earth tremors since being ...

Built using techniques that surpass modern ones, the temples, altars and residences of Machu Picchu have resisted torrential rains, landslides and earth tremors since being abandoned by the Incas.

Museum Diaries
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Museum Diaries

Episode 6 The History Channel September 10, 2016

Ancient history

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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.

Stonehenge
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Stonehenge

The History Channel October 26, 2018

Ancient history

History

Health and PE

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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 Map Makers
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The Map Makers: The Mercator Atlas 1572

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 July 31, 2010

history

Design and technologies

Intercultural Understanding

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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The struggle for religious dominance and power in 16th Century Europe featured a Scottish spy and map maker, John Elder, who drafted maps for Henry VIII, then later fled to ...

The struggle for religious dominance and power in 16th Century Europe featured a Scottish spy and map maker, John Elder, who drafted maps for Henry VIII, then later fled to France with his secrets which he offered to the Catholic forces to plan their attack on the continent.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: Big Bang Tunguska

SBS February 28, 2010

History

Ancient History

Modern History

Geography

Earth and Environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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What caused the largest explosion in human history? An asteroid? A UFO crash? Big Bang Tunguska investigates the mystery.

What caused the largest explosion in human history? An asteroid? A UFO crash? Big Bang Tunguska investigates the mystery.

The Map Makers
49:46

The Map Makers: The Waldseeueller Map 1507

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 July 24, 2010

history

Design and technologies

Intercultural Understanding

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The Map Makers is a three-part series on the history and major developments in map making. A map is more than a geographical representation of a land. It is an image which ...

The Map Makers is a three-part series on the history and major developments in map making. A map is more than a geographical representation of a land. It is an image which mirrors a society's political, religious and cultural vision of itself. This episode explores the time period when the edges of our world were a mystery. The discovery of the 'New World' by explorers such as Columbus and Vespucci were adding pieces to the world map.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: The Pharaoh's Lost City

SBS February 7, 2010

History

Ancient History

Modern History

Geography

Earth and Environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Archaeologists in the central Egyptian desert have made an extraordinary find: an ancient cemetery where 1,000 people from the Pharaoh's lost capital of Amarna are buried. Why ...

Archaeologists in the central Egyptian desert have made an extraordinary find: an ancient cemetery where 1,000 people from the Pharaoh's lost capital of Amarna are buried. Why did this great city only survive one generation before mysteriously vanishing from history?

Lost Worlds
52:07

Lost Worlds: Civilisations: The Gardens Of Babel

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS October 31, 2009

History

Ancient history

Modern history

Geography

Earth and Environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Mesopotamia was the site of the Sumerian civilisation, which flourished at the confluence of the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. From 5000 to 2000 BC, the Sumerians flourished in ...

Mesopotamia was the site of the Sumerian civilisation, which flourished at the confluence of the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. From 5000 to 2000 BC, the Sumerians flourished in a hostile environment by developing agriculture and irrigation and they opened up the trade routes of the ancient world.

The Map Makers
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The Map Makers: D-Day Invasion Maps

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS2 August 7, 2010

history

Design and technologies

Intercultural Understanding

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The final episode tells the fascinating story of maps during wartime, featuring the tale of the 'Bigot Maps'. These maps were the most confidential and secret of World War II ...

The final episode tells the fascinating story of maps during wartime, featuring the tale of the 'Bigot Maps'. These maps were the most confidential and secret of World War II and contained information about the enemy territory and defences. One map in particular was stolen from Nazi headquarters by a house painter/spy, who hid it behind a mirror, and later retrieved it to pass on to the Allied forces. The episode looks at the incredible stories of bravery and treachery which went into the creation and procurement of the 'Bigot Maps'.

Lost Worlds
54:04

Lost Worlds: Ancient Astronomers Of Timbuktu

SBS2 September 20, 2011

History

Ancient History

Modern History

Geography

Earth and Environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Guided by astrophysicist Dr Thebe Medupe, a group of scientists engage in the first exploration of the scientific contents of the great manuscript archives of Timbuktu. As the ...

Guided by astrophysicist Dr Thebe Medupe, a group of scientists engage in the first exploration of the scientific contents of the great manuscript archives of Timbuktu. As the ancient papers are in grave danger of being destroyed by the ravages of time, the team race against the clock to unlock the mysteries of this incredible library before this valuable history is lost forever in the sands of the Sahara.