Dates That Made History
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Dates That Made History: 24 August 79: Destruction of Pompeii

Episode 3 ABC Me August 7, 2019

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The eruption of the Vesuvius froze the town of Pompei forever. Volcanology reveals the force of the eruption, and archaeology uncovers their daily life.

The eruption of the Vesuvius froze the town of Pompei forever. Volcanology reveals the force of the eruption, and archaeology uncovers their daily life.

Lost Worlds
49:53

Lost Worlds: The Roman Empire: Timgad, The Rome Of Africa

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 August 24, 2010

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The city of Timgad in North Africa is a perfect illustration of the Empire's impressive system of expansion. It is testimony to the Roman method of cultural domination and ...

The city of Timgad in North Africa is a perfect illustration of the Empire's impressive system of expansion. It is testimony to the Roman method of cultural domination and assimilation. The program takes a look at this showpiece city, whose purpose was to instil in the natives of Mauritania the desire to become, and remain, Roman citizens.

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
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Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The Knight

Season 1 Episode 5 BBC Knowledge February 15, 2010

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The dark side of chivalry is exposed here as we discover some unsavoury truths about Knights. Were they noble heroes in shining armour or really murdering, looting rapists?

The dark side of chivalry is exposed here as we discover some unsavoury truths about Knights. Were they noble heroes in shining armour or really murdering, looting rapists?

Lost Worlds
48:49

Lost Worlds: King Solomon's Tablet Of Stone

SBS2 April 16, 2010

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When a stone tablet surfaced in Israel, it bore an inscription, apparently 3000 years old, confirming the existence of the temple of Solomon. If this stone was authenticated ...

When a stone tablet surfaced in Israel, it bore an inscription, apparently 3000 years old, confirming the existence of the temple of Solomon. If this stone was authenticated it would hold profound implications, not only for Biblical believers, but also for the future of the divided city of Jerusalem.

Lost Worlds
51:40

Lost Worlds: Karakum - A City Under The Sand

SBS2 June 4, 2010

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The Karakum Dessert in Turkmenistan holds some of the best kept secrets of Central Asia. Italian archaeologist, Gabriele Ruggero Rossi-Osmida has spent years digging under the ...

The Karakum Dessert in Turkmenistan holds some of the best kept secrets of Central Asia. Italian archaeologist, Gabriele Ruggero Rossi-Osmida has spent years digging under the sand of the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan and what he found has changed our thinking about the great civilisations of the past.

Lost Worlds
49:48

Lost Worlds: Lost Mummies Of Papua New Guinea

SBS2 September 27, 2011

History

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It is one of the most isolated places on earth, with a long history of uncontacted tribes and fierce cannibalism. And now, a new secret has been uncovered: racks and racks of ...

It is one of the most isolated places on earth, with a long history of uncontacted tribes and fierce cannibalism. And now, a new secret has been uncovered: racks and racks of human mummies - one of the most bizarre mummy collections in the world and all remarkably intact, despite years of exposure to tropical heat and humidity. They resemble no other type of mummy in the world.

Lost Worlds
58:57

Lost Worlds: A History Of Celtic Britain - Age Of Invasion

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS February 19, 2012

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An epic exploration of the Celtic and Roman ages with Neil Oliver. Around 100 BC-140 AD, the leaders of the British Celtic tribes are trading with Europe and enjoying the best ...

An epic exploration of the Celtic and Roman ages with Neil Oliver. Around 100 BC-140 AD, the leaders of the British Celtic tribes are trading with Europe and enjoying the best that civilisation can offer. Then the Romans invade, and everything changes.

Lost Worlds
58:34

Lost Worlds: A History Of Celtic Britain - Age Of Warriors

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS February 12, 2012

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An epic exploration of the Celtic and Roman ages with Neil Oliver. In this episode, the fast growing tribes of Britain turn violent. But out of the fighting something ...

An epic exploration of the Celtic and Roman ages with Neil Oliver. In this episode, the fast growing tribes of Britain turn violent. But out of the fighting something remarkable appears - glorious art and design, as well as magnificent swords of a lavish beauty never seen before.

Lost Worlds
50:05

Lost Worlds: Cannibals Of The Stone Age

SBS July 24, 2011

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In 5000 BC Europe, it is believed that up to 1000 men, women, children and even unborn foetuses were victims of cannibalism. Some scientists believe the victims were murdered, ...

In 5000 BC Europe, it is believed that up to 1000 men, women, children and even unborn foetuses were victims of cannibalism. Some scientists believe the victims were murdered, butchered like livestock, then cooked and cannibalised in sacrificial rites that drew participants from hundreds of miles away. 7000 years on, the extraordinary violence of this scene is calling into question the very basis of human civilisation.

Egypt: What Lies Beneath?
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Egypt: What Lies Beneath?

SBS October 3, 2014

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The ancient Egyptians have fascinated humanity for centuries. The Pyramids of the Pharaohs and the Sphinx are fabulous monuments to their past glory. But according to one ...

The ancient Egyptians have fascinated humanity for centuries. The Pyramids of the Pharaohs and the Sphinx are fabulous monuments to their past glory. But according to one scientist, Dr Sarah Parcak, the astonishing antiquities already discovered are just a tiny percentage of what was left behind. Egypt What Lies Beneath is a visually stunning film which takes viewers on a remarkable voyage of discovery to unlock the history of ancient Egypt.

Treasures of Ancient Egypt
51:45

Treasures of Ancient Egypt: The Birth of Art

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS September 14, 2014

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In this epic, visually stunning adventure through Ancient Egypt, journalist and art critic Alastair Sooke tracks down the treasures of the longest-lasting civilisation in ...

In this epic, visually stunning adventure through Ancient Egypt, journalist and art critic Alastair Sooke tracks down the treasures of the longest-lasting civilisation in history, while uncovering the true story of their rise and fall throughout the ages.

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
29:00

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The Damsel

Season 1 Episode 3 BBC Knowledge July 31, 2011

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Centuries before the Women's Liberation movement women were making their mark. Rather than being passive, shy and helpless these women ran businesses, led armies and were ...

Centuries before the Women's Liberation movement women were making their mark. Rather than being passive, shy and helpless these women ran businesses, led armies and were strong, powerful and sexually confident.

Lost Worlds
58:48

Lost Worlds: A History Of Celtic Britain: Age Of Romans

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS February 26, 2012

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Neil Oliver concludes his epic journey through ancient British history by focusing on the legacy of the Romans. He digs beneath a London tower block, examines building work ...

Neil Oliver concludes his epic journey through ancient British history by focusing on the legacy of the Romans. He digs beneath a London tower block, examines building work from a large stadium, and investigates the remains of an African woman who lived in York 1,800 years ago - evidence of the extraordinary multicultural world of Rome.

Lost Worlds
51:42

Lost Worlds: The Destiny of Rome: Avenging Caesar

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS October 16, 2011

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This two-part miniseries delves into the passions and politics that changed the course of human history. Brave warriors, ambitious rulers, a legendary queen - all have a part ...

This two-part miniseries delves into the passions and politics that changed the course of human history. Brave warriors, ambitious rulers, a legendary queen - all have a part to play in this epic story. Using groundbreaking production techniques, the program blends live actors with virtual sets to create a gripping reconstruction of events.

Lost Worlds
48:25

Lost Worlds: Secrets Of The Maya Underworld

SBS2 November 22, 2011

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In 1841, the intrepid explorer John Lloyd Stephens - who some consider to be the original, real version of Indiana Jones - amazed the world with his discovery of an entire ...

In 1841, the intrepid explorer John Lloyd Stephens - who some consider to be the original, real version of Indiana Jones - amazed the world with his discovery of an entire ancient civilisation hidden for centuries in the tangled scrub jungles of Central America. He also noticed something uniquely curious about the Maya: unlike other great civilisations such as the Romans and the ancient Egyptians, the Mayan empire did not arise from the banks of a mighty river. Much of the Mayan world is in fact devoid of even the smallest river or lake. Then why did they populate the Yucatan?

Lost Worlds
52:37

Lost Worlds: Secrets Of Stonehenge

SBS July 31, 2011

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Stonehenge may be the best-known and most mysterious relic of prehistory. Every year, a million visitors are drawn to Salisbury Plain in England to gaze upon the famous circle ...

Stonehenge may be the best-known and most mysterious relic of prehistory. Every year, a million visitors are drawn to Salisbury Plain in England to gaze upon the famous circle of stones. During the 20th century, excavations revealed that the structure was built in stages, and that it dates back some 5,000 years, to the late Stone Age. The meaning of the monument, however, has continued to elude us. Many questions still remain about how a prehistoric people quarried, transported, sculpted, and erected these giant stones.

Rome: The World's First Superpower
43:33

Rome: The World's First Superpower : Death Of A Hero

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS April 22, 2016

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During the mid-second century BC, Rome was enjoying the spoils of war, with slaves, treasure and art pouring into the republic. However, not everyone was reaping the benefit ...

During the mid-second century BC, Rome was enjoying the spoils of war, with slaves, treasure and art pouring into the republic. However, not everyone was reaping the benefit and as the gap widened between the poor and the privileged, resentment was mounting. Larry traces the journey of Tiberius Gracchus, a man from Rome's elite ruling classes who eventually came to champion the cause of the common citizen farmer. Along the way, Larry literally dives into the world of the rich by snorkelling through the submerged ruins at Baiae. On the seabed he sees for himself how farmed oysters led to the development of the hypocaust, Rome's famous central heating system. (Part 3 of 4) (From the UK) (Documentary) (Rpt)

Secrets of Tutankhamun's Treasures
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Secrets of Tutankhamun's Treasures

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS January 14, 2018

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There's more to Tutankhamun's iconic treasures than meets the eye. New evidence suggests the tomb's stunning contents were meant for someone else. But who is more deserving of ...

There's more to Tutankhamun's iconic treasures than meets the eye. New evidence suggests the tomb's stunning contents were meant for someone else. But who is more deserving of such opulence than Egypt's most famous king? Tutankhamun's legendary death mask is arguably the greatest treasure in history, found on the head of the king's mummified remains. Yet the mask betrays more than the king's wealth. Discrepancies between the mask and the head piece have led Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves at the University of Arizona to theorise that the mask wasn't intended for Tutankhamun, but remodelled for him. The presence of earring holes suggests it was originally intended for a woman. Now it's time to put this theory to the test.