Alexander's Lost World
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Alexander's Lost World: Explorations On An Ancient Sea

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS July 20, 2014

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This series follows photojournalist and director David Adams on an epic journey into one of the most dangerous places on earth uncovering the history buried here. ...

This series follows photojournalist and director David Adams on an epic journey into one of the most dangerous places on earth uncovering the history buried here. Inaccessible, ravaged by war, filmmakers have not dared journey into its realm until now. Amidst the small mountain towns and ruins of rural Afghanistan is the land of the mighty River Oxus. This was the final frontier of Alexander the Greats vast Empire.

Egypt's Golden Empire
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Egypt's Golden Empire: The Warrior Pharaohs

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel September 18, 2013

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In 1560 B.C., when Rome was still a marsh and the Acropolis was an empty rock, Egypt was already 1000 years old. Although the period of the pyramid-builders was long over, ...

In 1560 B.C., when Rome was still a marsh and the Acropolis was an empty rock, Egypt was already 1000 years old. Although the period of the pyramid-builders was long over, Egypt lay on the threshold of its greatest age. Led by a dynasty of rich personalities, we present the most extraordinary period in Egyptian history when the Egyptian Empire reached its zenith. This series reveals the dreams of the Pharaohs and ordinary citizens who created the first great empire in history.

Lost Kingdoms of South America
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Lost Kingdoms of South America: Lands of Gold

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS October 13, 2013

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Through the mountains and jungles of Colombia, archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper goes in search of the truth behind one of the greatest stories ever told: the legend of El Dorado.

Through the mountains and jungles of Colombia, archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper goes in search of the truth behind one of the greatest stories ever told: the legend of El Dorado.

Empresses of Ancient Rome
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Empresses of Ancient Rome

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS January 3, 2016

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Professor Catharine Edwards explores the dramatic lives of two women at the heart of power in 1st-century imperial Rome. One is Messalina, whose scandalous reputation lives on ...

Professor Catharine Edwards explores the dramatic lives of two women at the heart of power in 1st-century imperial Rome. One is Messalina, whose scandalous reputation lives on 2,000 years after her bloody and dramatic death. The other is Agrippina - sister of Caligula, wife of Claudius and mother of Nero - an extraordinary woman who was not only a skilled and ambitious politician but also a murderer and ultimately a murder victim.

Ultimate Tutankhamun
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Ultimate Tutankhamun

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS September 27, 2015

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Few Egyptian pharaohs have captivated the world, or been as shrouded in mystery, as King Tutankhamun. Three thousand years after his rule, the exact circumstances behind his ...

Few Egyptian pharaohs have captivated the world, or been as shrouded in mystery, as King Tutankhamun. Three thousand years after his rule, the exact circumstances behind his death remain unclear. Ultimate Tutankhamun investigates 90 years' worth of evidence to offer the most comprehensive picture of an iconic Egyptian pharaoh. World renowned archaeologists are taking a 21st century approach to ancient history, conducting a forensic investigation into Tutankhamen's cause of death.

Ultimate Tutankhamun
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Ultimate Tutankhamun

National Geographic July 20, 2016

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Blending 3D graphics, stylised reconstructions and forensic investigations, this special takes a 21st century approach to ancient history, to build the ultimate picture of ...

Blending 3D graphics, stylised reconstructions and forensic investigations, this special takes a 21st century approach to ancient history, to build the ultimate picture of King Tutankhamen.

Ultimate Tutankhamun
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Ultimate Tutankhamun

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS October 4, 2015

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So far, Chris has discovered that Tutankhamun betrayed his father's revolution and died in a battle far from home. He was buried in a tiny tomb with second-hand grave goods, ...

So far, Chris has discovered that Tutankhamun betrayed his father's revolution and died in a battle far from home. He was buried in a tiny tomb with second-hand grave goods, and strangest of all, a chemical analysis of his mummy has proved it is burnt. But what mysterious process could char the skin of a mummy that is already wrapped? The next step in Chris's quest to reveal the ultimate secrets of Tutankhamun is to find out what might have caused the mummy to burn.

Lost Kingdoms of South America
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Lost Kingdoms of South America: Kingdom of the Desert

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS October 20, 2013

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In the spectacular deserts of coastal Peru, archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper explores the dramatic rise and fall of Chimor, the first empire of South America. His journey begins ...

In the spectacular deserts of coastal Peru, archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper explores the dramatic rise and fall of Chimor, the first empire of South America. His journey begins among the ruins of a vast lost city once home to an all-powerful monarchy, whose subjects transformed the desert landscape, created gold and silver treasures, and believed so strongly in the power of their gods that they made the most shocking of sacrifices.

Alexander's Lost World
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Alexander's Lost World: The Mother Of All Cities

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS July 27, 2014

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Crossing into Afghanistan in search of the lost city of Bactra, Adams uses the Ancient Greek accounts as a guide to try and locate Alexander's fabled Central Asian Capital. ...

Crossing into Afghanistan in search of the lost city of Bactra, Adams uses the Ancient Greek accounts as a guide to try and locate Alexander's fabled Central Asian Capital. Long thought to be the citadel of Balkh, the Greeks accounts appear to describe a different city entirely. In the markets beneath the citadel, he finds evidence to suggest Bactra may lie out towards the Oxus River at the end of a great delta. Entering Taliban territory, David and his cameraman, Greg, discover the remains of a vast defensive network of walls and fortresses more than 2500 years old. Bactra though remains elusive. Then a chance meeting leads David into the legendary Paraopamisus Mountains of the Greeks. Entering Taliban territory once again, he follows a system of archaic tunnels that lead into a remote valley. As he explores an abandoned archaeological dig site, he considers the Greek records carefully - is this the lost city of Bactra?

Alexander's Lost World
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Alexander's Lost World: The Land of the Golden Fleece

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS August 17, 2014

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David Adams follows ancient trade routes that today cross the Badlands of Afghanistan, to discover the treasured resources Alexander and the Greeks found in the east and took ...

David Adams follows ancient trade routes that today cross the Badlands of Afghanistan, to discover the treasured resources Alexander and the Greeks found in the east and took back to the west.

Egypt's Golden Empire
54:38

Egypt's Golden Empire: Pharaohs of the Sun

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel September 25, 2013

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By 1400BC, the Egyptian empire stretches from Northern Syria to the Sudan in Africa. Led by Amenhotep III, it is a golden age of wealth, power and prosperity.

By 1400BC, the Egyptian empire stretches from Northern Syria to the Sudan in Africa. Led by Amenhotep III, it is a golden age of wealth, power and prosperity.

Empresses of Ancient Rome
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Empresses of Ancient Rome

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS January 10, 2016

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Professor Catharine Edwards follows the stories of four very different women across centuries which saw the Roman Empire utterly transformed. Among them are the slave turned ...

Professor Catharine Edwards follows the stories of four very different women across centuries which saw the Roman Empire utterly transformed. Among them are the slave turned imperial consort Caenis, the empress Julia Domna - a Syrian who was commemorated in fascinating ways as far away as York - and Helena, mother of the emperor Constantine and a force in converting the empire to Christianity.

Lost Kingdoms of South America
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Lost Kingdoms of South America: The Stone at the Centre

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS October 6, 2013

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Deep in the Bolivian Andes at the breathtaking height of 13000ft stands Tiwanaku, the awe inspiring ruins of a monolithic temple city. Built by a civilisation who dominated a ...

Deep in the Bolivian Andes at the breathtaking height of 13000ft stands Tiwanaku, the awe inspiring ruins of a monolithic temple city. Built by a civilisation who dominated a vast swathe of South America, it was abandoned 1000 years ago.

Alexander's Lost World
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Alexander's Lost World: Source of Civilisation

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS August 24, 2014

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To discover the origins of these people and their civilisation that flowered long before Alexander's arrival, David enters one of the least visited places on earth, the Wakhan ...

To discover the origins of these people and their civilisation that flowered long before Alexander's arrival, David enters one of the least visited places on earth, the Wakhan Corridor. With a caravan of twenty-five yaks, horses and handlers, he begins the final leg of his quest for Alexander's lost world and experiences what it was like for Alexander's army to live and fight in the high passes on the roof of the world. Then, looking for evidence of the earliest communities, Adams finds evidence of farming and irrigation above 4000 meters - evidence that long ago a radically different climate made farming possible on the roof of the world. He journeys on, deep into the high Pamir Mountains on Afghanistan's border with China. Invited by his Kirghiz guides to a wedding on the high plains, he plays Buzkashi and experiences their precarious existence. David then goes in search of the true source of the Oxus River - it remains undetermined till this day. To the merriment of his Kirghiz guides, he measures flow and volumes, before making the final push to the place he believes is the source - an ice cave at the base of a glacier. However, is this the answer to the riddle behind the source of the ancient Oxus River?

Alexander's Lost World
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Alexander's Lost World: City Of Lady Moon

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS August 10, 2014

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David Adams continues his search for the extraordinary city Alexander is reputed to have built beside the River Oxus. He explores a series of ruins that may hold the key, both ...

David Adams continues his search for the extraordinary city Alexander is reputed to have built beside the River Oxus. He explores a series of ruins that may hold the key, both to Alexander's lost city and an astonishing civilization that flowered here thousands of years before the Greeks arrived.

Alexander's Lost World
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Alexander's Lost World: Alexandria on the Oxus

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS August 3, 2014

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Alexander the Great is credited with building sixteen Greek cities in Central Asia alone. But is this the real story? To date, none of his fabled cities have been unearthed.

Alexander the Great is credited with building sixteen Greek cities in Central Asia alone. But is this the real story? To date, none of his fabled cities have been unearthed.

Egypt's Golden Empire
54:38

Egypt's Golden Empire: The Last Great Pharaoh

Season 1 Episode 3 The History Channel October 2, 2013

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A new dynasty emerges. Threatened from abroad, Rameses II leads an army north to fight the Hittites at Kadesh. The battle becomes his crowning achievement and the basis for a ...

A new dynasty emerges. Threatened from abroad, Rameses II leads an army north to fight the Hittites at Kadesh. The battle becomes his crowning achievement and the basis for a new period of stability and wealth.

Lost Kingdoms of South America
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Lost Kingdoms of South America: People of the Clouds

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS September 29, 2013

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Archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper reveals the extraordinary history of some of South America's ancient civilizations. Exploring spectacular ruins and investigating the truth behind ...

Archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper reveals the extraordinary history of some of South America's ancient civilizations. Exploring spectacular ruins and investigating the truth behind legends that surround these fascinating cultures, Dr Cooper journeys through Peru, Bolivia and Colombia.