Private Lives Of The Pharaohs
49:57

Private Lives Of The Pharaohs

Episode 1 The History Channel September 16, 2016

Ancient history

History

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The civilisation of Ancient Egypt was the greatest the world has ever seen, continuing for 3000 years with one religion, one language and one evolving history. Egypt created ...

The civilisation of Ancient Egypt was the greatest the world has ever seen, continuing for 3000 years with one religion, one language and one evolving history. Egypt created the world's first empire yet much of what we know about ancient Egyptian culture is pieced together from astonishingly little hard information, and many intriguing mysteries remain. New scientific techniques are now enabling historians to uncover many of these hidden secrets. Behind them lie tales of power and intrigue, love and madness, passion and murder.

Private Lives Of The Pharaohs
49:55

Private Lives Of The Pharaohs

Episode 2 The History Channel September 23, 2016

Ancient history

History

9-10
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The civilisation of Ancient Egypt was the greatest the world has ever seen, continuing for 3000 years with one religion, one language and one evolving history. Egypt created ...

The civilisation of Ancient Egypt was the greatest the world has ever seen, continuing for 3000 years with one religion, one language and one evolving history. Egypt created the world's first empire yet much of what we know about ancient Egyptian culture is pieced together from astonishingly little hard information, and many intriguing mysteries remain. New scientific techniques are now enabling historians to uncover many of these hidden secrets. Behind them lie tales of power and intrigue, love and madness, passion and murder.

Private Lives Of The Pharaohs
49:49

Private Lives Of The Pharaohs

Episode 3 The History Channel October 1, 2016

Ancient history

History

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The civilisation of Ancient Egypt was the greatest the world has ever seen, continuing for 3000 years with one religion, one language and one evolving history. Egypt created ...

The civilisation of Ancient Egypt was the greatest the world has ever seen, continuing for 3000 years with one religion, one language and one evolving history. Egypt created the world's first empire yet much of what we know about ancient Egyptian culture is pieced together from astonishingly little hard information, and many intriguing mysteries remain. New scientific techniques are now enabling historians to uncover many of these hidden secrets. Behind them lie tales of power and intrigue, love and madness, passion and murder.

Ancient Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire
51:10

Ancient Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire: Rebellion

Season 1 Episode 4 The History Channel February 23, 2019

Ancient history

History

11-12
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A docu-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world, including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.

A docu-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world, including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.

Terry Jones: Barbarian Lives
51:58

Terry Jones: Barbarian Lives: End Of The World

Season 1 Episode 4 BBC Knowledge April 5, 2010

Ancient history

history

11-12
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Terry discovers that the key to Rome's success in spreading anti-barbarian propaganda was the survival of the Catholic Church, the scribes of history, after the fall of the ...

Terry discovers that the key to Rome's success in spreading anti-barbarian propaganda was the survival of the Catholic Church, the scribes of history, after the fall of the Western Empire.

The Last Days of Pompeii
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The Last Days of Pompeii

Episode 2 The History Channel February 14, 2019

Ancient history

History

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This series presents a countdown through the final days of life in Pompeii and how new archaeological digs and technologies are revealing previously unknown secrets about the ...

This series presents a countdown through the final days of life in Pompeii and how new archaeological digs and technologies are revealing previously unknown secrets about the people hidden beneath the ash.

Julius Caesar's Greatest Battle
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Julius Caesar's Greatest Battle

The History Channel February 15, 2019

Ancient history

History

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Between 58 and 50 BC Julius Caesar fought a bloody campaign to absorb the whole of Gaul - modern-day France - into the Roman Empire. In his account of this period, De Bello ...

Between 58 and 50 BC Julius Caesar fought a bloody campaign to absorb the whole of Gaul - modern-day France - into the Roman Empire. In his account of this period, De Bello Gallico, Caesar portrayed his actions as heroic, yet over this period he killed one million people, took another million hostage and destroyed 800 cities. In light of this, this programme examines whether his account was merely a masterpiece of propaganda that disguised the grim and brutal reality of the campaign.

The Ascent of Civilization
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The Ascent of Civilization: The Greeks

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel September 26, 2018

Ancient history

History

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Ancient Greece - the cradle of modern Europe. Around 3000 years ago, the cultural foundations of western civilisation were laid, on the shores of the Mediterranean. It's the ...

Ancient Greece - the cradle of modern Europe. Around 3000 years ago, the cultural foundations of western civilisation were laid, on the shores of the Mediterranean. It's the birthplace of democracy, where great thinkers forged the beginnings of scientific reasoning, where theatre was turned into mass entertainment, and where the Olympic Games began. Imaginative animation, stunning visuals and an entertaining narrative combine in an extraordinary exploration of Greece and the rise of an ancient super power that would leave a permanent mark on western society. Alternative episode title: How the Greeks Changed the World.

Museum Diaries
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Museum Diaries

Episode 6 The History Channel September 10, 2016

Ancient history

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.

Akhenaten & Nefertiti
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Akhenaten & Nefertiti

Episode 3 The History Channel September 17, 2016

Ancient history

History

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The first rumours about a forgotten Pharaoh reached Europe in the middle of the 19th century. Was it Akhanaten? The first evidence was found by the scholar Richard Lepsius. He ...

The first rumours about a forgotten Pharaoh reached Europe in the middle of the 19th century. Was it Akhanaten? The first evidence was found by the scholar Richard Lepsius. He began documenting the treasures of Egypt's ancient art in 1842. In tomb complexes and temples, his staff copied wall paintings and took casts of bas-reliefs. From Cairo, his journeys took him south. He kept an exhaustive diary about the work of the 'Royal Prussian Expedition' at the stops on their journey-following the Nile further and further upstream. In Middle Egypt, near the town of Asyut, Lepsius made an astonishing discovery. On both banks of the Nile he found traces of a Pharaoh whose name was missing from the traditional lists of kings. His curiosity was aroused - feverishly, he followed what hints the locals could give him.

Cleopatra
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Cleopatra

The History Channel September 17, 2016

Ancient history

History

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Cleopatra's story is a great romantic tale we think we all know. A beautiful Egyptian Queen who bewitches the two most powerful Romans of her day, Julius Caesar and Marc ...

Cleopatra's story is a great romantic tale we think we all know. A beautiful Egyptian Queen who bewitches the two most powerful Romans of her day, Julius Caesar and Marc Antony. It has tragedy, glamour and passion, all played out on a world stage. But the myth conceals a much more intriguing tale that is as much about power, politics and spin as it is about romance. Cleopatra harboured ambitions to rule a great empire. In partnership with her lover Antony, she fought a cataclysmic battle against Octavian - later Augustus - for the future of the Roman world. Ultimately Cleopatra and Antony lost, and thus her story has always been told through the prism of vicious Roman propaganda. But behind Rome's spin lies a more complex person, rather than being the dangerous femme fatale of legend, she was a highly educated and cultured woman of great charm and fairly plain looking. And rather than being an exotic oriental, she was in fact Greek, a descendent of one of Alexander the Great's generals. Through expert interviews, dramatic reconstruction and location shooting, this film tells her remarkable story.

Terry Jones: Barbarian Lives
51:26

Terry Jones: Barbarian Lives: Savage Goths

Season 1 Episode 2 BBC Knowledge March 22, 2010

Ancient history

history

11-12
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According to Rome, German barbarians were among the most brutal of all. Terry Jones discovers that when it came to brutality, it was the Romans who were the masters and the ...

According to Rome, German barbarians were among the most brutal of all. Terry Jones discovers that when it came to brutality, it was the Romans who were the masters and the Germans merely rebelled against Roman occupation.

300
1:47:40

300

9Go October 2, 2018

Ancient history

History

11-12
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Experience the epic ancient Battle of Thermopylae; the titanic clash in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartan warriors fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian ...

Experience the epic ancient Battle of Thermopylae; the titanic clash in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartan warriors fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army.

Terry Jones: Barbarian Lives
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Terry Jones: Barbarian Lives: Primitive Celts

Season 1 Episode 1 BBC Knowledge March 15, 2010

Ancient history

history

11-12
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Terry Jones reveals the image of savages, hell bent on slaughter, pillage and rape, is merely ancient spin by Rome. In his journey Jones exposes the depth of this deception, ...

Terry Jones reveals the image of savages, hell bent on slaughter, pillage and rape, is merely ancient spin by Rome. In his journey Jones exposes the depth of this deception, exploding myths and setting records straight.

Terry Jones: Barbarian Lives
51:36

Terry Jones: Barbarian Lives: Brainy Barbarians

Season 1 Episode 3 BBC Knowledge March 29, 2010

Ancient history

history

11-12
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Terry Jones immerses himself in the world of the 'barbarians' of the East - the Greeks and the Persians - and discovers that it was they who were the brains of the ancient ...

Terry Jones immerses himself in the world of the 'barbarians' of the East - the Greeks and the Persians - and discovers that it was they who were the brains of the ancient world and the Romans the destroyers of progress.

The Greeks
52:28

The Greeks: The Good Strife

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS October 15, 2017

Ancient history

History

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The ancient Greeks emerge from the first dark ages to compose timeless epics, compete in the original Olympic Games, conjure early theories of nature, and construct the ...

The ancient Greeks emerge from the first dark ages to compose timeless epics, compete in the original Olympic Games, conjure early theories of nature, and construct the world's first democracy.

Gladiator Graveyard
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Gladiator Graveyard

The History Channel August 10, 2018

Ancient history

History

11-12
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For years gladiators have been legendary figures of the Ancient World; the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters like Spartacus, or Gladiator. But our knowledge has been based ...

For years gladiators have been legendary figures of the Ancient World; the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters like Spartacus, or Gladiator. But our knowledge has been based largely on speculation - until now. Timewatch have secured exclusive access to the biggest archaeological gladiator research project of all time. As it approaches its conclusion, Gladiator CSI reveals the secrets of how gladiators lived, fought and died, not from speculation but from forensic science. In the 1990s a survey for the ancient course of the Holy Procession Path between the temple of Artemis (one of the seven Wonders of the World) and the city of Ephesus in Turkey came upon an unexpected find: a mass burial site. But most of the cadavers did not bear the signs of death from natural causes. Instead, they seem to have met a violent end. In 2002 two forensic anthropologists went to investigate: this was a gladiator graveyard. Although the corpses of gladiators had been found before, they tended to be isolated examples. In this graveyard, no less than 67 were buried. The amount of data was unprecedented. Employing two of the world's leading forensics anthropologists as our two crime scene investigators, this is the story of their investigation. Their research makes ground-breaking conclusions probing popular myths about gladiators: Is the currently fashionable thesis that although gladiators fought vicious contests, they rarely battled to the death, really true? Were the losers of gladiatorial contests really dispatched in the arena by the turning of the emperor's thumb? Were gladiators treated as no more than animals, with no provision for their health or well-being? Spanning two centuries, our 67 corpses reveal great technological changes in fighting equipment and wounds from weapons that were hitherto thought only to be the stuff of myth (like the cubic fore dent).

First Civilisations
53:47

First Civilisations: War

Episode 1 SBS July 8, 2018

Ancient history

History

11-12
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How can something as devastating as war help bring about civilisation? Ancient Mesoamerica is the perfect petri dish to examine the process of 'destructive creation'. ...

How can something as devastating as war help bring about civilisation? Ancient Mesoamerica is the perfect petri dish to examine the process of 'destructive creation'. Evolutionary theorist Peter Turchin regards war as a necessary evil. It brought people together in a common cause while stimulating an arms race of technological progress.