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.

The Pyramids: Solving the Mystery
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The Pyramids: Solving the Mystery: Meidum and the Mystery of the False Pyramid

Episode 3 SBS May 1, 2020

Ancient history

History

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Meidum is the least-known of the pyramids of Egypt, but the most mysterious. It stretches skywards and resembles a castle keep. The compound in which it is located is one of ...

Meidum is the least-known of the pyramids of Egypt, but the most mysterious. It stretches skywards and resembles a castle keep. The compound in which it is located is one of the largest monuments in the world. Thanks to the exceptional use of archaeology 2.0 and its drones, scientists can delve into the heart of this building which opens up to the skies. They can unravel the stages of its monumental construction and uncover the revolutionary techniques brought into play which have allowed this monument to withstand the test of time. Meidum is the enigmatic history of a larger-than-life building project which lasted four decades.

The Pyramids: Solving the Mystery
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The Pyramids: Solving the Mystery: The Last Secrets of Giza

Episode 5 SBS May 15, 2020

Ancient history

History

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The whole world has its eyes riveted on the Pyramid of Khufu in Egypt. Yet, nearby, on the Giza plateau, other architectural masterpieces stand up to the test of time: the ...

The whole world has its eyes riveted on the Pyramid of Khufu in Egypt. Yet, nearby, on the Giza plateau, other architectural masterpieces stand up to the test of time: the Sphinx, the lion with a human head, and the pyramids of Pharaohs Khafra and Menkaure.

The Pyramids: Solving the Mystery
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The Pyramids: Solving the Mystery: Abu Rawash and the Lost Pyramid

Episode 6 SBS May 22, 2020

Ancient history

History

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You have to climb and follow paths that don't always appear on maps in order to discover one of the best-kept secrets of the dynasties of pharaohs which was long hidden in the ...

You have to climb and follow paths that don't always appear on maps in order to discover one of the best-kept secrets of the dynasties of pharaohs which was long hidden in the sand. Here, Egyptologists believe there was a perfect pyramid which served as a tomb for the pharaoh Djedefre - a pyramid which hides in its midst a room of almost 20 metres deep and an immense passage that leads deep into the pyramid's heart.

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 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.

Museum Diaries
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Museum Diaries

Episode 6 The History Channel September 10, 2016

Ancient history

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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.

The Pyramids: Solving the Mystery
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The Pyramids: Solving the Mystery: Saqqara, the First Pyramid

Episode 2 SBS April 24, 2020

Ancient history

History

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At the heart of Saqqara, the largest necropolis in Egypt, which was built around 2600 BC, is the Step Pyramid of Djoser. It is surrounded by a wall, and covered in ...

At the heart of Saqqara, the largest necropolis in Egypt, which was built around 2600 BC, is the Step Pyramid of Djoser. It is surrounded by a wall, and covered in hieroglyphics which form a priceless book of the dead, the greatest body of texts in all humanity. This pyramid, with its unusual design, is the first and most complex of all.

The Pyramids: Solving the Mystery
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The Pyramids: Solving the Mystery: Dahshur: An Incredible Discovery

Episode 4 SBS May 8, 2020

Ancient history

History

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On the site of Dahshur, 40km to the south of Cairo, are two breathtakingly beautiful pyramids: two revolutionary monuments which would seem to be the first real pyramids, a ...

On the site of Dahshur, 40km to the south of Cairo, are two breathtakingly beautiful pyramids: two revolutionary monuments which would seem to be the first real pyramids, a link in the chain which is essential to understanding the evolution in the building of pyramids. To the south is the unusual rhomboidal Bent Pyramid. To the north is the Red Pyramid, which may well be the very first triangular pyramid to have been built.

The Bible: A History
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The Bible: A History: Abraham

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS November 13, 2011

Religious studies

Ancient history

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War correspondent Rageh Omaar, who was brought up as a Muslim, examines Abraham, one of the most revered patriarchs of both the Jewish and Christian Bible and of the Muslim ...

War correspondent Rageh Omaar, who was brought up as a Muslim, examines Abraham, one of the most revered patriarchs of both the Jewish and Christian Bible and of the Muslim Holy Qur'an. According to all three faiths, he was the first man to worship one God - and one God alone - and all three religions claim him as an ancestor. He's often cited by world statesman as a unifying figure for all the three religions, yet today many of the 'children of Abraham' are locked in conflict.

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

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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.

Ancient Discoveries
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Ancient Discoveries: Computing

Episode 1 SBS2 November 16, 2010

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Ancient history

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The first episode of a three-part series which explores the astonishing high technology of the classical world. Things we once considered to be just flights of fancy we now ...

The first episode of a three-part series which explores the astonishing high technology of the classical world. Things we once considered to be just flights of fancy we now know were an everyday part of the ancient world - computers, robots and microsurgery.

The Easter Island Heads
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The Easter Island Heads

SBS June 19, 2015

History

Science

Ancient history

11-12
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This documentary aims to unlock the mysteries of the most recognisable statues on earth - the giant stone heads of Easter Island. The program explores how the thousand giant ...

This documentary aims to unlock the mysteries of the most recognisable statues on earth - the giant stone heads of Easter Island. The program explores how the thousand giant stone heads of Easter Island were made, and why. Plus, examines why the Islanders all toppled, except one.

Time Scanners
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Time Scanners: Jerusalem

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC January 3, 2016

History

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Time Scanners take the latest laser scanning technology and uses it on the iconic engineering creations of Jerusalem, to discover the hidden keys to their epic construction.

Time Scanners take the latest laser scanning technology and uses it on the iconic engineering creations of Jerusalem, to discover the hidden keys to their epic construction.

Time Scanners
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Time Scanners: Machu Picchu

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC July 15, 2017

History

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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.

Time Scanners
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Time Scanners: Egyptian Pyramids

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC February 7, 2016

History

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The team use brand new laser-scanning technology to uncover the engineering secrets behind the Egyptian Pyramids. Presented by Dallas Campbell.

The team use brand new laser-scanning technology to uncover the engineering secrets behind the Egyptian Pyramids. Presented by Dallas Campbell.

Petra: Lost City of Stone
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Petra: Lost City of Stone

SBS August 16, 2015

History

Ancient history

Intercultural Understanding

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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?

Ancient Discoveries
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Ancient Discoveries: Robotics

Episode 3 SBS2 November 30, 2010

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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.