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.

Eight Days That Made Rome
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Eight Days That Made Rome: Boudica's Revenge

Episode 5 SBS March 4, 2018

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Historian Bettany Hughes focuses on the day when Roman troops earned the undying hatred of a fierce and fearless queen who led a revolt that came perilously close to ending ...

Historian Bettany Hughes focuses on the day when Roman troops earned the undying hatred of a fierce and fearless queen who led a revolt that came perilously close to ending the Roman occupation of Britannia. Around 60 AD, troops invaded Boudica's settlement, flogged her and raped her daughters. The outrage provoked the Iceni queen to lead a revolt that came perilously close to ending the Roman occupation of Britannia.

Royal Maya Massacre
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Royal Maya Massacre

The History Channel July 9, 2016

Ancient history

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Sixteen skeletons - the remains of a 9th century Mayan royal family - are discovered in a mass grave, revealing a sordid tale of sex, greed, rivalry... and the final clues to ...

Sixteen skeletons - the remains of a 9th century Mayan royal family - are discovered in a mass grave, revealing a sordid tale of sex, greed, rivalry... and the final clues to one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world: what caused the collapse of the Maya Empire? Exclusive access to one of the most important finds in Maya archaeology combines with the latest in forensics, gripping recreations and advanced computer graphics to present a dramatic tale of how sex, greed and royal power struggles led to the undoing of an ancient superpower.

Pyramids Of Death
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Pyramids Of Death

The History Channel July 15, 2016

Ancient history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
They are some of the biggest pyramids on the planet - millions of tons of stone and earth towering above the landscape in a massive display of wealth and power. But the ...

They are some of the biggest pyramids on the planet - millions of tons of stone and earth towering above the landscape in a massive display of wealth and power. But the pharaohs didn't build these pyramids. This is Mexico - and the truth is, we don't know who built them-or why. Today, they remain as centrepieces of the majestic ancient city of Teotihuacan, the first major metropolis of the Americas. Home to one of the most powerful civilizations of its time, the city rivalled Shakespeare's London in size and outlasted ancient Rome. So why, around 750 AD, did the advanced civilisation that created Teotihuacan suddenly vanish? The identity of its founders, the language they spoke - even the original name of the city - are all unknown. DNA analysis of bodies from Teotihuacan shows they weren't Mayan, Incan or Aztec, but a different civilisation entirely. With none of the macabre murals dedicated to war that are found in other cultures of Mesoamerica, it was assumed to be a peaceful, utopian society. But the latest discoveries are revealing a much darker scenario. In the depths of Teotihuacan's pyramids, experts have uncovered vault after vault filled with curious human remains. Some are filled with women who were buried alive. Others hold the remains of warriors, entombed with their skeletal hands still tied behind their backs, heads missing. And most spectacular of all, in the same vault with ten warriors, two mummies outfitted with all the finery of royalty. With historical recreations and spectacular CGI, Pyramids of Death brings the world of these ancient people to life - from their remarkable feats of construction and engineering to their grisly methods of human sacrifice.

Rome: Empire Without Limit
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Rome: Empire Without Limit: Pax Romana

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS July 17, 2016

Ancient history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Mary explores the physical world of the Roman Empire and finds surprising parallels within the current world. She discovers a vast empire bound together by a common material ...

Mary explores the physical world of the Roman Empire and finds surprising parallels within the current world. She discovers a vast empire bound together by a common material culture and a globalised economy. Mary unpicks the threads of a huge commercial and cultural network, taking in the vital supply of olive oil to Rome and her armies, the slave trade, and the all-important silver mines of Spain.

Cleopatra
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Cleopatra

Episode 1 The History Channel September 4, 2017

Ancient history

7-8
9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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.

Digging for Britain
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Digging for Britain: Invaders

Season 2 Episode 2 SBS October 5, 2018

Ancient history

History

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Dr Alice Roberts travels back to the Viking Age and visits excavations that are revealing a different side to these seafaring pirates from Scandinavia. She looks for signs of ...

Dr Alice Roberts travels back to the Viking Age and visits excavations that are revealing a different side to these seafaring pirates from Scandinavia. She looks for signs of the earliest Viking settlers in the Outer Hebrides, and in Orkney - where Viking dominance outlasted anywhere else in Britain - she visits the excavation of a Viking chief's citadel and finds evidence of their way of life. There's an extraordinary collection of silver and gold that demonstrates the furthest reaches of the Vikings' trading empire, and excavations in York - famously the capital of Viking England. This episode also includes a fresh look at some of Britain's most celebrated Viking finds, such as the fantastic Lewis Chessmen, which are currently the subject of major new research. Alternative title: Digging for Britain's Secrets.

Jonah and the Whale
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Jonah and the Whale

SBS September 16, 2018

Ancient history

Religious studies

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An act of horrific destruction by ISIS in Iraq offers archaeologists a unique opportunity to investigate one of the Old Testament's most enduring and mysterious tales: the ...

An act of horrific destruction by ISIS in Iraq offers archaeologists a unique opportunity to investigate one of the Old Testament's most enduring and mysterious tales: the story of Jonah and the whale.

Black Pharaohs: Empire of Gold
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Black Pharaohs: Empire of Gold

National Geographic September 15, 2018

Ancient history

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11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
It's a land of pyramids, gold, and ancient treasure, but it's not Egypt - it's the Sudan. Now, archaeologists are using every means possible in their search for clues about ...

It's a land of pyramids, gold, and ancient treasure, but it's not Egypt - it's the Sudan. Now, archaeologists are using every means possible in their search for clues about this long-neglected culture.

Digging for Britain
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Digging for Britain: Special: Ireland's Treasures Uncovered

Season 4 Episode 4 The History Channel October 9, 2018

Ancient history

History

Science

9-10
11-12
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Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of the iconic Irish artefacts that have helped to shape and create modern Ireland, both North and South. The programme reveals the ...

Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of the iconic Irish artefacts that have helped to shape and create modern Ireland, both North and South. The programme reveals the surprising tales behind treasures such as the Tara Broach, the Broighter Hoard, the Waterford Charter Roll and others, revealing new stories behind the artefacts that we thought we knew. It also reveals the most recent astounding finds, that are adding to the list of Ireland's Treasures. Using key access to Ireland's two largest museums, in Belfast and Dublin, the programme brings together archaeologists and curators who have spent their lives working to understand the true context for these emblematic treasures. Alternative title: Digging for Britain's Secrets.

Stonehenge
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Stonehenge

The History Channel October 26, 2018

Ancient history

History

Health and PE

9-10
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Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Two of Britain's leading archaeologists and world-renowned experts on Stonehenge, Professor Tim Darvill and Professor Geoff Wainwright, believe they have finally unlocked the ...

Two of Britain's leading archaeologists and world-renowned experts on Stonehenge, Professor Tim Darvill and Professor Geoff Wainwright, believe they have finally unlocked the mystery of the monument. They are convinced that Stonehenge was a place of healing. An ancient Lourdes. A place where people came on a pilgrimage to get cured. And in world without modern medicine the stones had magical powers.

Tut's Treasures: Hidden Secrets
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Tut's Treasures: Hidden Secrets

Episode 2 National Geographic October 23, 2018

Ancient history

History

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For the first time in 90 years, the incredible treasures buried with King Tut are brought back together in the Grand Egyptian Museum, an impressive display that allows for a ...

For the first time in 90 years, the incredible treasures buried with King Tut are brought back together in the Grand Egyptian Museum, an impressive display that allows for a more in-depth analysis than ever before.

Digging for Britain
49:44

Digging for Britain: Prehistory

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS September 28, 2018

Ancient history

History

Science

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In Norfolk, newly unearthed flint tools push the earliest human occupation back by 200,000 years, to around 1 million years ago. In Orkney, an early farm yields glimpses of ...

In Norfolk, newly unearthed flint tools push the earliest human occupation back by 200,000 years, to around 1 million years ago. In Orkney, an early farm yields glimpses of our ancestors' earliest religious beliefs and customs - cattle skulls buried within building walls, and tiny household goddesses. In Devon, we find one of the oldest known shipwrecks. And a bronze age burial holds a mystery, and touching evidence of grief echoing down over 2000 years. Alternative title: Digging for Britain's Secrets.

King Solomon's Mines
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King Solomon's Mines

SBS September 2, 2018

Ancient history

Religious studies

History

9-10
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Solomon is lauded in the Old Testament as one of the wisest and richest rulers ever. Now, a new archaeological investigation may have finally found the source of his legendary ...

Solomon is lauded in the Old Testament as one of the wisest and richest rulers ever. Now, a new archaeological investigation may have finally found the source of his legendary wealth and established the location of the real King Solomon's mines.

The Ascent of Civilization
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The Ascent of Civilization: The Romans

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel October 3, 2018

Ancient history

History

9-10
11-12
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The Romans created one of the greatest empires in history, built with the help of an incredible army of professional legionnaires and a well-oiled political machinery. At its ...

The Romans created one of the greatest empires in history, built with the help of an incredible army of professional legionnaires and a well-oiled political machinery. At its height, a few hundred men ruled over a fifth of mankind and an area stretching from Britain to Syria and from Gibraltar to the Euphrates. They undertook some of the most ambitious building-projects of their time: endless roads, gigantic bridges and imposing aqueducts formed a complex infrastructure and left a lasting legacy on civilisation. Alternative episode title: How the Romans Changed the World.

Lost Treasures of Egypt
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Lost Treasures of Egypt

Episode 1 National Geographic February 19, 2019

Ancient history

History

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New technology reveals how Tutankhamun's resting place remained hidden for so long, and an amazing new discovery in a 4000-year-old tomb.

New technology reveals how Tutankhamun's resting place remained hidden for so long, and an amazing new discovery in a 4000-year-old tomb.

Lost Treasures of Egypt
44:13

Lost Treasures of Egypt: Tomb Raiders

Episode 4 National Geographic March 12, 2019

Ancient history

History

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Egyptologist Don Ryan works against the clock to examine the contents of Tomb 49 - and makes a dramatic discovery.

Egyptologist Don Ryan works against the clock to examine the contents of Tomb 49 - and makes a dramatic discovery.

Lost Treasures of Egypt
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Lost Treasures of Egypt: Warrior Pharaoh Queen

Season 1 Episode 5 National Geographic March 19, 2019

Ancient history

History

9-10
11-12
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Archaeologists investigate the powerful reign of one of the greatest female pharaohs in history - Hatshepsut.

Archaeologists investigate the powerful reign of one of the greatest female pharaohs in history - Hatshepsut.