Lost Worlds
49:19

Lost Worlds: Big Bang Tunguska

SBS February 28, 2010

History

Ancient History

Modern History

Geography

Earth and Environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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What caused the largest explosion in human history? An asteroid? A UFO crash? Big Bang Tunguska investigates the mystery.

What caused the largest explosion in human history? An asteroid? A UFO crash? Big Bang Tunguska investigates the mystery.

The Map Makers
49:46

The Map Makers: The Waldseeueller Map 1507

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 July 24, 2010

history

Design and technologies

Intercultural Understanding

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The Map Makers is a three-part series on the history and major developments in map making. A map is more than a geographical representation of a land. It is an image which ...

The Map Makers is a three-part series on the history and major developments in map making. A map is more than a geographical representation of a land. It is an image which mirrors a society's political, religious and cultural vision of itself. This episode explores the time period when the edges of our world were a mystery. The discovery of the 'New World' by explorers such as Columbus and Vespucci were adding pieces to the world map.

Lost Worlds
47:44

Lost Worlds: The Pharaoh's Lost City

SBS February 7, 2010

History

Ancient History

Modern History

Geography

Earth and Environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Archaeologists in the central Egyptian desert have made an extraordinary find: an ancient cemetery where 1,000 people from the Pharaoh's lost capital of Amarna are buried. Why ...

Archaeologists in the central Egyptian desert have made an extraordinary find: an ancient cemetery where 1,000 people from the Pharaoh's lost capital of Amarna are buried. Why did this great city only survive one generation before mysteriously vanishing from history?

Lost Worlds
52:07

Lost Worlds: Civilisations: The Gardens Of Babel

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS October 31, 2009

History

Ancient history

Modern history

Geography

Earth and Environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Mesopotamia was the site of the Sumerian civilisation, which flourished at the confluence of the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. From 5000 to 2000 BC, the Sumerians flourished in ...

Mesopotamia was the site of the Sumerian civilisation, which flourished at the confluence of the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. From 5000 to 2000 BC, the Sumerians flourished in a hostile environment by developing agriculture and irrigation and they opened up the trade routes of the ancient world.

The Map Makers
50:28

The Map Makers: D-Day Invasion Maps

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS2 August 7, 2010

history

Design and technologies

Intercultural Understanding

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The final episode tells the fascinating story of maps during wartime, featuring the tale of the 'Bigot Maps'. These maps were the most confidential and secret of World War II ...

The final episode tells the fascinating story of maps during wartime, featuring the tale of the 'Bigot Maps'. These maps were the most confidential and secret of World War II and contained information about the enemy territory and defences. One map in particular was stolen from Nazi headquarters by a house painter/spy, who hid it behind a mirror, and later retrieved it to pass on to the Allied forces. The episode looks at the incredible stories of bravery and treachery which went into the creation and procurement of the 'Bigot Maps'.

Search For Atlantis
45:03

Search For Atlantis

Episode 6 SBS September 4, 2016

Geography

Ancient history

Science

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Atlantis was a civilisation swallowed by the sea. Plato wrote down the myth of Atlantis over 2000 years ago. But was it based on real events? Archaeology and scientists are ...

Atlantis was a civilisation swallowed by the sea. Plato wrote down the myth of Atlantis over 2000 years ago. But was it based on real events? Archaeology and scientists are revealing new evidence of a catastrophe that mirrors the myth.

Explorer: Dawn of Humanity
44:03

Explorer: Dawn of Humanity

National Geographic November 24, 2016

Science

Biology

Ancient history

history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Deep in a South African cave, an astounding discovery reveals clues to what made us human. Join a treacherous descent into this cave of spectacular and enigmatic finds, and ...

Deep in a South African cave, an astounding discovery reveals clues to what made us human. Join a treacherous descent into this cave of spectacular and enigmatic finds, and discover their implications for the epic tale of evolution.

Lost Worlds
54:04

Lost Worlds: Ancient Astronomers Of Timbuktu

SBS2 September 20, 2011

History

Ancient History

Modern History

Geography

Earth and Environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Guided by astrophysicist Dr Thebe Medupe, a group of scientists engage in the first exploration of the scientific contents of the great manuscript archives of Timbuktu. As the ...

Guided by astrophysicist Dr Thebe Medupe, a group of scientists engage in the first exploration of the scientific contents of the great manuscript archives of Timbuktu. As the ancient papers are in grave danger of being destroyed by the ravages of time, the team race against the clock to unlock the mysteries of this incredible library before this valuable history is lost forever in the sands of the Sahara.

Secrets Of The Duomo
51:42

Secrets Of The Duomo

The History Channel February 27, 2017

Design and technologies

Ancient history

Physics

History

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The secrets of the dome that rises over the town of Florence were buried centuries ago within the cathedral itself - along with the enigmatic genius who designed and built it: ...

The secrets of the dome that rises over the town of Florence were buried centuries ago within the cathedral itself - along with the enigmatic genius who designed and built it: Filipo Brunelleschi. How was Brunelleschi able to build the world's largest brick and mortar dome, at a time when the technological know-how of the time should have made it impossible? One scholar has gone to the extreme lengths of constructing his own model of the dome to prove his theory. Just as he reaches the moment of truth, a huge discovery is made beneath the streets of Florence. For the first time in centuries, more evidence surfaces - an original brick model of the dome. The likely builder? Brunelleschi himself. This film tracks the storm still raging over one of the most magnificent and miraculous achievements of humankind.