China: Treasures Of The Jade Empire
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China: Treasures Of The Jade Empire

SBS February 7, 2016

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Ancient history

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China is famous for its Terracotta Army. Every day thousands of visitors pack out the Mausoleum of the First Emperor to try and catch a glimpse of these illustrious figures. ...

China is famous for its Terracotta Army. Every day thousands of visitors pack out the Mausoleum of the First Emperor to try and catch a glimpse of these illustrious figures. What most people don't know is that just 20 miles away is another 8000-strong terracotta army.

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

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS January 14, 2018

History

Ancient history

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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.

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

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS January 28, 2018

History

Ancient history

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This episode, the focus turns to two tiny babies that were buried with Egypt's boy king 3000 years ago, and could hold the key to finally unravelling the twisted web of his ...

This episode, the focus turns to two tiny babies that were buried with Egypt's boy king 3000 years ago, and could hold the key to finally unravelling the twisted web of his family. With a revolutionary DNA study, disease testing and forensic bone analysis uncovers the inbred world of Tutankhamun's late, great 18th Dynasty. Claims that the boy king was plagued with hereditary diseases unravel; and new light is shed on the controversial debate over the race of the Egyptians. Archaeologists identify the twist of biological fate that killed these two tiny royals, and reveal how their death changed the course of Egyptian history, leading to the beginning of an entirely new regime.

Treasures Decoded
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Treasures Decoded: The Nefertiti Bust

Season 2 Episode 3 The History Channel March 15, 2018

History

Ancient history

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Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each ...

Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure. The extraordinary story behind one of the most famous images from the ancient world. Who was Queen Nefertiti? Who made the blue-crowned bust which turned her into a modern icon? Could the Nefertiti bust be a fake?

Treasures Decoded
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Treasures Decoded: The Easter Island Heads

Season 2 Episode 2 The History Channel March 8, 2018

History

Ancient history

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Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each ...

Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure.

The Trojan Horse Mystery
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The Trojan Horse Mystery

SBS January 18, 2015

History

Ancient history

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For centuries Troy was believed to be a mythical city. Now, a leading team of American archaeologists have discovered an ancient thriving city, and evidence of a real Trojan ...

For centuries Troy was believed to be a mythical city. Now, a leading team of American archaeologists have discovered an ancient thriving city, and evidence of a real Trojan War. The Greek legend is proving to be historical fact. But there is one big mystery. How was Troy, then the most secure city in the world, conquered? This documentary explores the different theories.

Rome: The World's First Superpower
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Rome: The World's First Superpower : Total War

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS April 12, 2015

History

Ancient history

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In 400 BC, Rome is 300 years old and has conquered its nearest neighbours, the Etruscans. The Republic is now a seemingly invincible city state, until a sudden and cataclysmic ...

In 400 BC, Rome is 300 years old and has conquered its nearest neighbours, the Etruscans. The Republic is now a seemingly invincible city state, until a sudden and cataclysmic event turns everything on its head.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: The Bible Unearthed: The Book

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS2

History

Ancient history

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The investigation continues by focusing on who put the biblical texts into writing. Who were the Israelites of the Old Testament times? How did they appear in the area? What ...

The investigation continues by focusing on who put the biblical texts into writing. Who were the Israelites of the Old Testament times? How did they appear in the area? What can we know of what characterises these ancient Israelites, their habits and their beliefs?

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

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS August 10, 2014

history

Ancient history

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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

history

Ancient history

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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.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: Secrets Of Nazca

SBS August 7, 2011

History

Ancient history

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Etched, as if by giants, onto the arid landscape of southern Peru's Nazca Desert lies one of man's greatest mysteries: the Nazca Lines. More than a hundred geometric and ...

Etched, as if by giants, onto the arid landscape of southern Peru's Nazca Desert lies one of man's greatest mysteries: the Nazca Lines. More than a hundred geometric and animal-like patterns, some kilometres long, have been discovered criss-crossing the pampas like a vast puzzle.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: Riddles Of The Sphinx

SBS August 14, 2011

History

Ancient history

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The Great Sphinx in Egypt's Giza Plateau is the biggest and oldest statue in a land of colossal ancient monuments, yet the half-human, half-lion is shrouded in mystery. ...

The Great Sphinx in Egypt's Giza Plateau is the biggest and oldest statue in a land of colossal ancient monuments, yet the half-human, half-lion is shrouded in mystery. Riddles of the Sphinx follows a team of archaeologists as they attempt to find out how the statue was built and who, or what, it represents.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: The Buddha

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 July 26, 2011

History

Ancient history

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Award-winning filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of the Buddha's life, a journey from a life of privilege to a search for enlightenment. It features the work of some of ...

Award-winning filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of the Buddha's life, a journey from a life of privilege to a search for enlightenment. It features the work of some of the world's greatest artists and sculptors, who have depicted the Buddha's life in art rich in beauty and complexity. The program provides insights into the ancient narrative by contemporary Buddhists, including Pulitzer Prize winning poet W.S. Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
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Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The King

Season 1 Episode 8 BBC Knowledge March 8, 2010

history

Ancient history

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Meet the three medieval King Richards of England. One spent his life fighting battles, one was murdered and one is an accused child murderer. Terry also finds evidence of a ...

Meet the three medieval King Richards of England. One spent his life fighting battles, one was murdered and one is an accused child murderer. Terry also finds evidence of a King Louis seemingly airbrushed from history.

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
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Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The Philosopher

Season 1 Episode 6 BBC Knowledge February 22, 2010

history

Ancient history

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The Middle Ages have long been dismissed as a period shrouded in ignorance and superstition. Philosophers however understood far more than we give them credit for and had a ...

The Middle Ages have long been dismissed as a period shrouded in ignorance and superstition. Philosophers however understood far more than we give them credit for and had a more ethical approach than many today.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: Unearthing The Lost Kingdom Of Aratta

SBS2 October 12, 2010

History

Ancient history

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In southeastern Iran, a sudden change in the course of the Halil Roud River recently revealed traces of a 5000 year-old civilization on the Iranian Plateau that had been ...

In southeastern Iran, a sudden change in the course of the Halil Roud River recently revealed traces of a 5000 year-old civilization on the Iranian Plateau that had been hidden until then. More than 80 archaeological sites have since been identified in the area. Five huge cemeteries were plundered, but the associated housing structures remain untouched. The large quantity of relics found, the cultural wealth of the objects, and the size of the area inhabited suggest an entirely original civilization. Scientists hail this as an important discovery, one which may challenge the common belief that civilization arose from one location in Mesopotamia.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: The Bible's Buried Secrets

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS

History

Ancient history

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Come on a scientific journey to explore the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Hebrew Bible, otherwise known as the Old Testament. This two-part program ...

Come on a scientific journey to explore the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Hebrew Bible, otherwise known as the Old Testament. This two-part program brings together decades of archaeological exploration and more than a century of meticulous literary research of the Holy Land.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: The Buddha

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 July 19, 2011

History

Ancient history

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Two-thousand-five-hundred years ago in northern India, Prince Siddhartha left his palace where he had spent twenty-nine years indulging in pleasures. He was determined to ...

Two-thousand-five-hundred years ago in northern India, Prince Siddhartha left his palace where he had spent twenty-nine years indulging in pleasures. He was determined to comprehend the nature of human suffering. After a gruelling spiritual quest that lasted six years, he at last attained enlightenment meditating under a fig tree. He became the Buddha, the 'awakened one', and devoted the rest of his life to teaching the way to enlightenment that he himself had found, giving birth to one of the world's great religions.