Lost Worlds
52:26

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
51:19

Lost Worlds: The Buddha

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 July 26, 2011

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
28:59

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The King

Season 1 Episode 8 BBC Knowledge March 8, 2010

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
28:48

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The Philosopher

Season 1 Episode 6 BBC Knowledge February 22, 2010

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
51:56

Lost Worlds: Unearthing The Lost Kingdom Of Aratta

SBS2 October 12, 2010

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
53:59

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
51:21

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.

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
54:03

Lost Kingdoms of South America: People of the Clouds

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS September 29, 2013

history

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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.

The Mystery Of The Roman Skulls
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The Mystery Of The Roman Skulls

SBS November 13, 2016

history

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In 2012 and again in 2015, Crossrail have unearthed human skulls during their engineering works in London. Since the 1800s, hundreds of skulls have been found in the city - it ...

In 2012 and again in 2015, Crossrail have unearthed human skulls during their engineering works in London. Since the 1800s, hundreds of skulls have been found in the city - it is one of the most intriguing mysteries of archaeology in London. In this documentary we meet researchers, archaeologists and other specialists to learn all about their current research and possible explanations for how and why so many skulls have been discovered.

Tutankhamun
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Tutankhamun

Episode 3 SBS November 16, 2016

Media arts

Ancient history

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In 1922, Carter finally discovers the tomb, and untold riches within. But Egyptian officials try to seize the treasure, bankrupting the dig. The discovery of Carter's affair ...

In 1922, Carter finally discovers the tomb, and untold riches within. But Egyptian officials try to seize the treasure, bankrupting the dig. The discovery of Carter's affair with Evelyn threatens to ruin Carnarvon's friendship with Carter.

Treasures Decoded
45:19

Treasures Decoded: Garden of Eden

SBS July 30, 2017

History

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Traditionally, Eden has been seen as a mythological place, an abstract paradise. Genesis is intriguingly specific about its location and archaeologists now believe they may ...

Traditionally, Eden has been seen as a mythological place, an abstract paradise. Genesis is intriguingly specific about its location and archaeologists now believe they may have zeroed in on the place which inspired Eden - the Fertile Crescent, particularly the area which is now in the south of modern day Turkey. For Dr Elaine Padilla, this area matches perfectly the description of where the Garden of Eden was. Using modern satellite imagery a clear contender emerges. Is this the real location which inspired the Eden narrative?

Tut
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Tut

Episode 3 SBS2 September 26, 2016

Media arts

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Tut sets out to achieve final victory against the Mitanni, and must destroy the last of his enemies within the Palace to secure his place in history.

Tut sets out to achieve final victory against the Mitanni, and must destroy the last of his enemies within the Palace to secure his place in history.

The Pharaoh's Lost City
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The Pharaoh's Lost City

The History Channel September 10, 2016

History

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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? Amarna was a city built for one purpose: to serve the pharaoh. Akhenaten was one of Ancient Egypt's most colourful kings; a revolutionary who set up his own religion, he was seen by many as a dangerous heretic. He married the legendary beauty, Nefertiti, abandoned the ancient Egyptian spiritual home of Thebes and led 40,000 people into the desert to found his new capital at Amarna. However within two decades, Egypt was on the brink of collapse, the city had been abandoned and the pharaoh's name wiped from history. For the first time, Timewatch will tell the tale of this lost capital's dramatic rise and fall, through the story of the pharaoh and his people who lived and died here, revealing why this city disappeared from history for more than 3,000 years. Timewatch has been given exclusive access to the discovery. We follow a team of scientists as they analyse the remains of 35 men, women and children, including 12 fully intact skeletons to reconstruct how they lived and died. We reveal that the people of Amarna led brutal lives? they worked backbreakingly hard (indicated by spinal trauma); had poor diets (bones show iron deficiency) and died tragically young. For the first time in thousands of years Timewatch will rebuild the city using cutting edge CGI. We will explore the magnificent palaces and temples of Akhenaten and also the workshops where craftsmen and sculptors toiled to create this dazzling city for their great pharaoh.

Civilisation Lost
47:46

Civilisation Lost

The History Channel July 16, 2016

Earth and environment

Ancient history

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Today, tsunamis kill thousands and wipe out everything in their path. Earthquakes destroy entire cities and towns and hurricanes tear across the landscape, leaving hundreds ...

Today, tsunamis kill thousands and wipe out everything in their path. Earthquakes destroy entire cities and towns and hurricanes tear across the landscape, leaving hundreds dead and thousands more displaced. Are such disasters capable of wiping out all traces of human existence - including art, architecture, and technology? Evidence suggests that it is not only possible but that it has happened over and over again. In recent years, scientists have found evidence of ancient and once thriving cultures thousands of years older than any believed possible. But what happened to them? How did they disappear? And could it all happen again? Is it possible that a cataclysmic event, such as a meteor, tsunami, or volcano, wiped out societies thousands of years ago? Could wars or epidemics have destroyed evidence of early cultures? Or did climate change cause millions of ancient people to disappear? Could we survive a similar event? Or is it possible that our present day civilisation could be washed away, leaving behind little to no evidence it existed?

Treasures Decoded
45:30

Treasures Decoded: Plagues of Egypt

Season 4 Episode 1 SBS July 23, 2017

History

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The Biblical tale of the 10 plagues is one of the greatest and strangest stories ever told. But were there really rivers of blood and plagues of locusts in ancient Egypt? Now ...

The Biblical tale of the 10 plagues is one of the greatest and strangest stories ever told. But were there really rivers of blood and plagues of locusts in ancient Egypt? Now new evidence suggests these supernatural events were real, natural phenomena.

Empresses of Ancient Rome
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Empresses of Ancient Rome

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS December 27, 2015

History

Ancient history

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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.

Jungle Atlantis
51:45

Jungle Atlantis: Angkor Wat's Hidden Megacity

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS February 8, 2015

History

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In June 2013, an international team of archaeologists made a stunning announcement. They had discovered a lost urban landscape, hidden deep inside the Cambodian jungle, close ...

In June 2013, an international team of archaeologists made a stunning announcement. They had discovered a lost urban landscape, hidden deep inside the Cambodian jungle, close to the magnificent 12th century temple complex of Angkor Wat. This was once a buzzing metropolis, home to a million people, and the capital of the mighty Khmer Empire.