Critics need stars and stars need fans
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Critics need stars and stars need fans

Clip from All About Eve

Ancient History

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Eve accepts her award, thanking the theatre and her friends: Bill, Lloyd, Karen and Margo, who stare at Eve with cold, knowing expressions. Eve tells DeWitt that she won't be ...

Eve accepts her award, thanking the theatre and her friends: Bill, Lloyd, Karen and Margo, who stare at Eve with cold, knowing expressions. Eve tells DeWitt that she won't be attending the after party, and he drops her home. At home, Eve finds a young woman asleep in her room, a young woman not unlike Eve before she was a star. DeWitt returns with Eve's trophy, and tells the young intruder, Phoebe, that Eve can tell her everything she needs to know about becoming a star.

Eve ingratiates herself with Margo
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Eve ingratiates herself with Margo

Clip from All About Eve

Ancient History

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Margo sees Eve pretending to wear her costume and bowing to a fantasy audience. Eve places a long distance phone called for Margo to Bill, for his birthday. Margo starts to ...

Margo sees Eve pretending to wear her costume and bowing to a fantasy audience. Eve places a long distance phone called for Margo to Bill, for his birthday. Margo starts to worry about Eve's presence and motives. Margo confides in Birdie, who offers her a warning. Initially resistant to Birdie's comments, Margot begins to suspect something amiss after Eve oversteps the boundaries.

Egypt Unwrapped
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Egypt Unwrapped: Cleopatra

Season 1 Episode 4 The History Channel September 24, 2016

Ancient history

Science

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Rome: Empire Without Limit
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Rome: Empire Without Limit: What Is Roman?

Season 1 Episode 3 The History Channel February 26, 2017

Ancient history

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With a unique and personal voice, classicist and historian Mary Beard tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.

With a unique and personal voice, classicist and historian Mary Beard tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.

Rome: Empire Without Limit
59:07

Rome: Empire Without Limit: Decline And Fall

Season 1 Episode 4 The History Channel March 5, 2017

Ancient history

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With a unique and personal voice, classicist and historian Mary Beard tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.

With a unique and personal voice, classicist and historian Mary Beard tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.

Engineering an Empire
43:57

Engineering an Empire: The Maya

Season 1 Episode 5 The History Channel June 6, 2018

Ancient history

Design and technologies

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Explore the engineering and architectural feats that were characteristic of some of the greatest societies the planet has ever seen.

Explore the engineering and architectural feats that were characteristic of some of the greatest societies the planet has ever seen.

Cleopatra
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Cleopatra

Episode 2 The History Channel September 11, 2017

Ancient history

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Cleopatra - a queen, a seductress, a living Goddess with a reputation that became legendary. We reveal the reasons why Cleopatra's name still resonates through the centuries. ...

Cleopatra - a queen, a seductress, a living Goddess with a reputation that became legendary. We reveal the reasons why Cleopatra's name still resonates through the centuries. With sumptuous drama reconstruction and evidence from key experts including Bettany Hughes, Dr Chris Naunton and Dr Robert Steven Bianchi, we tell the true story behind Egypt's most famous ruler. How she survived a murderous and incestuous dynasty, secured her future by seducing the greatest leader Rome had ever seen and how her eventual fall from grace and ultimate death meant history would never forget her. This is the story of the real Cleopatra.

Alexandria: The Greatest City
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Alexandria: The Greatest City

The History Channel September 18, 2017

Ancient history

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Bettany Hughes goes to Alexandria, Egypt, to look at one of the great cities of history. Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria was once one of the intellectual and ...

Bettany Hughes goes to Alexandria, Egypt, to look at one of the great cities of history. Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria was once one of the intellectual and cultural hubs of the world.

Cleopatra
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Cleopatra

Episode 1 The History Channel September 4, 2017

Ancient history

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Cleopatra - a queen, a seductress, a living goddess with a reputation that became legendary - we reveal the reasons why Cleopatra's name still resonates through the centuries. ...

Cleopatra - a queen, a seductress, a living goddess with a reputation that became legendary - we reveal the reasons why Cleopatra's name still resonates through the centuries. With sumptuous drama reconstruction and evidence from key experts including Bettany Hughes, Chris Naunton and Robert Steven Bianchi, we tell the true story behind Egypt's most famous ruler. How she survived a murderous and incestuous dynasty, secured her future by seducing the greatest leader Rome had ever seen, and how her eventual fall from grace and ultimate death meant history would never forget her. This is the story of the real Cleopatra.

The Sphinx Unmasked
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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 Unwrapped
49:42

Egypt Unwrapped: Valley Of The Kings

Season 1 Episode 6 The History Channel October 7, 2016

Ancient history

Science

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The Valley of the Kings is the most famous royal burial ground in the world. Now modern specialists are finding new evidence to solve enigmas locked beneath the sands for 3500 ...

The Valley of the Kings is the most famous royal burial ground in the world. Now modern specialists are finding new evidence to solve enigmas locked beneath the sands for 3500 years. What drove Egypt's greatest pharaohs to seek out this secluded valley to hide their mummified remains? How did the ancient craftsmen achieve such feats of engineering and keep pace with the ever-shifting designs? And why was this sacred site finally abandoned?

Tutankhamun: A Murder Mystery
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Tutankhamun: A Murder Mystery

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel September 9, 2017

Ancient history

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Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun died aged 18. Hastily mummified and placed in an unfinished tomb, his existence remained unknown until the tomb's sensational rediscovery in 1922. ...

Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun died aged 18. Hastily mummified and placed in an unfinished tomb, his existence remained unknown until the tomb's sensational rediscovery in 1922. Two American detectives investigate how and why he died and conclude the evidence points to murder, conspiracy and cover-up. It's an irresistible whodunit where real life detectives hunt down real-life ancient killers.

Tutankhamun: A Murder Mystery
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Tutankhamun: A Murder Mystery

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel September 16, 2017

Ancient history

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Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun died aged 18. Hastily mummified and placed in an unfinished tomb, his existence remained unknown until the tomb's sensational re-discovery in ...

Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun died aged 18. Hastily mummified and placed in an unfinished tomb, his existence remained unknown until the tomb's sensational re-discovery in 1922. Two American detectives investigate how and why he died and conclude the evidence points to murder, conspiracy and cover-up. It's an irresistible whodunit where real life detectives hunt down real life ancient killers.

Egypt Unwrapped
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Egypt Unwrapped: Ramses

Season 1 Episode 7 The History Channel October 15, 2016

Ancient history

Science

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There is one Egyptian pharaoh who towers above the rest: Ramesses II. A formidable warrior, builder and statesman, he declared himself a living god. For two centuries, ...

There is one Egyptian pharaoh who towers above the rest: Ramesses II. A formidable warrior, builder and statesman, he declared himself a living god. For two centuries, Egyptologists have debated the secrets of his success. Now, startling discoveries mean that a new generation of archaeologists is looking again at Ramesses, in the hope of finding out more about the man behind the myth and whether he truly deserves to be remembered as Ramesses the Great.

Engineering an Empire
43:55

Engineering an Empire: The Persians

Season 1 Episode 3 The History Channel May 23, 2018

Ancient history

Design and technologies

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Explore the engineering and architectural feats that were characteristic of some of the greatest societies the planet has ever seen.

Explore the engineering and architectural feats that were characteristic of some of the greatest societies the planet has ever seen.

Engineering an Empire
43:15

Engineering an Empire: The Byzantines

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel August 21, 2017

Ancient history

Design and technologies

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As much of the world descended into the Dark Ages after the fall of Rome, one civilisation shone brilliantly: the Byzantine Empire. With ruthless might and supreme ingenuity, ...

As much of the world descended into the Dark Ages after the fall of Rome, one civilisation shone brilliantly: the Byzantine Empire. With ruthless might and supreme ingenuity, the Byzantines ruled over vast swaths of Europe and Asia for more than a thousand years. A bridge to antiquity, it was Byzantium that preserved the classical learning and science that would one day give rise to the Renaissance. Led by rulers who exercised absolute power and architects who pushed beyond Rome's engineering marvels, the Byzantines constructed the ancient world's longest aqueduct, virtually invincible city walls, a massive stadium, and a colossal domed cathedral that defied the laws of nature.

What Destroyed Rome
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What Destroyed Rome

The History Channel June 4, 2010

Ancient history

Civics and citizenship

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The Great Fire of Rome was the single most destructive force ever encountered by the Roman Empire, lasting nine days and leaving 10 of Rome's 14 districts burnt beyond ...

The Great Fire of Rome was the single most destructive force ever encountered by the Roman Empire, lasting nine days and leaving 10 of Rome's 14 districts burnt beyond recognition. The emperor Nero was widely believed to have started the fire as a means of destroying his aristocratic adversaries and clearing space for his Golden Palace. Unfortunately, he did not live long enough to see his divine vision realised. He bowed under the pressure of public condemnation and probable punishment, and committed suicide. Two thousand years later, vital questions surrounding the fire remain unanswered. Was the fire an act of arson or an accident, and who really started it?

King Tut's Tomb: The Hidden Chamber
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King Tut's Tomb: The Hidden Chamber

SBS June 26, 2016

Ancient history

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The Mounds of Cahokia dwarf the pyramids of Giza, but who built them and how? A discovery of a mass grave of female virgins could hold the answer. In 1922, Howard Carter made ...

The Mounds of Cahokia dwarf the pyramids of Giza, but who built them and how? A discovery of a mass grave of female virgins could hold the answer. In 1922, Howard Carter made a great discovery in the history of archaeology: the tomb of Tutankhamun. Now, in the most fascinating tomb from Ancient Egypt, an ever greater discovery is about to be made: possible secret doorways in his tomb. Queen Nefertiti could lie in a hidden chamber behind these walls.