Britain's Ancient Capital: Orkney
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Britain's Ancient Capital: Orkney: Part 1

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS January 12, 2020

Ancient history

Geography

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This program digs beneath the surface of the dazzling and mysterious Orkney Islands. Orkney might seem remote today, but in the Stone Age these fascinating islands were a ...

This program digs beneath the surface of the dazzling and mysterious Orkney Islands. Orkney might seem remote today, but in the Stone Age these fascinating islands were a technological, cultural and spiritual hub. This documentary uses CGI technology, satellite imaging, drone photography and a robot submarine to bring history to life.

Dates That Made History
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Dates That Made History: 24 September 622: The Hegira

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC Me August 14, 2019

History

Ancient history

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Mahomet's first year in Medina, in the year 622 of the Christian era, marks the beginning of the Muslim era and the birth of a new religion, civilisation, empire and calendar.

Mahomet's first year in Medina, in the year 622 of the Christian era, marks the beginning of the Muslim era and the birth of a new religion, civilisation, empire and calendar.

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 Invisible Cities
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Ancient Invisible Cities

Episode 2 SBS October 28, 2018

Ancient history

History

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Dr Michael Scott uses the latest 3D-scanning technology to reveal the historical secrets of ancient Athens. He tells the story of how it created the world's first democracy. ...

Dr Michael Scott uses the latest 3D-scanning technology to reveal the historical secrets of ancient Athens. He tells the story of how it created the world's first democracy. He begins his journey on the Acropolis where, in the late 6th century BC, the people of Athens overthrew a tyrant and set up the world's first democracy. There, he investigates a mysterious, asymmetrical temple called the Erechtheion that sits in the shadow of the world-famous Parthenon, and reveals it to be one of the most important buildings of Ancient Athens.

Stonehenge
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Stonehenge

The History Channel October 26, 2018

Ancient history

History

Health and PE

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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.

Lost Continent of Pacific
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Lost Continent of Pacific

National Geographic July 12, 2018

Ancient history

Geography

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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.

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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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.

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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This video has closed captioning
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.

Secrets of the Pyramids
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Secrets of the Pyramids

Episode 1 SBS November 5, 2017

Ancient history

History

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The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is the oldest and most intact of the seven wonders of the ancient world. For more than 4000 years, this iconic structure has puzzled and ...

The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is the oldest and most intact of the seven wonders of the ancient world. For more than 4000 years, this iconic structure has puzzled and astounded in equal measures. Through a unique combination of pioneering archaeology and engineering experiments, this program shines new light on the age-old mystery of who built the pyramids, and how exactly they did it.

Ancient Megacities
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Ancient Megacities

SBS September 3, 2017

Ancient history

Design and technologies

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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. He first journeys across stunning locations in Greece to find out how Athens gave birth to the idea of a city run by free citizens. Andrew then reveals how Rome surpassed all those cities from the ancient world that had gone before.

Building Wonders
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Building Wonders: Stonehenge

Episode 2 The History Channel July 23, 2017

Design and technologies

Ancient history

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Archaeologist Julian Richards travels through the west of England to discover how some of Great Britain's most treasured structures were built. Using impressive CGI ...

Archaeologist Julian Richards travels through the west of England to discover how some of Great Britain's most treasured structures were built. Using impressive CGI techniques, the real locations and the builders' plans, he takes us inside the minds of original architects, designers and builders to explore the detail of six great iconic endeavours, helping us to understand the motives and inspiration that went into their building. From the precision of Stonehenge; the shafts of the Box Tunnel and the sleek, blue print lines of Concorde he discovers that those who built these vast constructs all shared a common goal: a driving vision to create something with a lasting impression.

Time Scanners
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Time Scanners: Machu Picchu

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC July 15, 2017

History

Ancient history

Design and technologies

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The team uses laser-scanning technology to discover the construction secrets of the sacred Inca city of Machu Picchu.

The team uses laser-scanning technology to discover the construction secrets of the sacred Inca city of Machu Picchu.

Ancient Megastructures
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Ancient Megastructures: Machu Picchu

Season 2 Episode 5 National Geographic June 1, 2017

Ancient history

Design and technologies

Science

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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.

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.

Rome: Empire Without Limit
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Rome: Empire Without Limit: How Did It Work?

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel February 19, 2017

Ancient history

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Mary Beard explores the physical world of the Roman Empire, and finds surprising parallels with our own world. Setting out in the footsteps of the emperor Hadrian, she ...

Mary Beard explores the physical world of the Roman Empire, and finds surprising parallels with our own world. Setting out in the footsteps of the emperor Hadrian, she discovers a vast empire bound together by a common material culture, and a globalised economy of such scale that evidence of its side-effects can still be seen today, thousands of miles away from Rome. Mary un-picks the threads of a huge commercial and cultural network, taking in the vital supply of olive oil to Rome and her armies, the slave trade, and the all-important silver mines of Spain. Following the famous Roman road network, and the shipping routes connecting the empire's thriving ports, Mary reveals another side to the Roman Empire, one where builders and traders eclipse soldiers, and starring slaves, not senators, make the most of a hugely connected new world.

Ancient Megastructures
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Ancient Megastructures: St Paul's Cathedral

Season 2 Episode 3 National Geographic September 24, 2016

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

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From the ashes of London's Great Fire in 1666 rises Christopher Wren's daring architectural vision. As England's first Baroque cathedral, St Paul's is an icon to rival the ...

From the ashes of London's Great Fire in 1666 rises Christopher Wren's daring architectural vision. As England's first Baroque cathedral, St Paul's is an icon to rival the grandeur of ancient Rome.

Ancient Megastructures
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Ancient Megastructures: Petra

Season 2 Episode 2 National Geographic September 17, 2016

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

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Ancient Megastructures
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Ancient Megastructures: The Alhambra

Season 2 Episode 1 National Geographic September 10, 2016

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

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