Ancient Greece: Greatest Show On Earth
58:56

Ancient Greece: Greatest Show On Earth: Kings

Season 1 Episode 2 Foxtel Arts April 8, 2016

Ancient history

Drama

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11-12
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Classicist Michael Scott looks at the prevalence of theatre throughout Greece as Athens began to decline during the fourth century BC, and how it conceived a new kind of ...

Classicist Michael Scott looks at the prevalence of theatre throughout Greece as Athens began to decline during the fourth century BC, and how it conceived a new kind of comedy that is still popular today.

Treasures of Ancient Greece
58:55

Treasures of Ancient Greece: The Age of Heroes

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS September 2, 2015

Ancient history

Visual Arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Arts journalist Alastair Sooke explores the riches and unique legacy of Greek art in this new three-part series. In the first episode, Alastair investigates the surprising ...

Arts journalist Alastair Sooke explores the riches and unique legacy of Greek art in this new three-part series. In the first episode, Alastair investigates the surprising roots of Greek art, beginning his journey in Crete at the palace of Knossos, legendary home of the Minotaur.

The Story of Egypt
58:53

The Story of Egypt: Zenith

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS March 27, 2016

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
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Egypt grows more powerful. At the Colossi of Memnon and the Valley of the Kings, Joann explores the dizzying heights Egypt reaches under its greatest pharaoh, Amenhotep III. ...

Egypt grows more powerful. At the Colossi of Memnon and the Valley of the Kings, Joann explores the dizzying heights Egypt reaches under its greatest pharaoh, Amenhotep III. This is Egypt's golden age, but it's threatened by the growing power of Kamak's priests.

Rome: Empire Without Limit
58:50

Rome: Empire Without Limit: How Did It Happen?

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel February 12, 2017

Ancient history

7-8
9-10
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Mary Beard reaches back to the myths and legends of the origins of Rome to gain an insight into the deep-rooted psyche of the people of Rome - a city born through fratricide ...

Mary Beard reaches back to the myths and legends of the origins of Rome to gain an insight into the deep-rooted psyche of the people of Rome - a city born through fratricide and rape. But Rome was also from the very beginning an asylum for outcasts and exiles, and because of this it adopted a uniquely inclusive approach towards its neighbours and defeated enemies. The expansion of the city brought territory in first in Italy and Sicily, where Rome first came head to head and eventually defeated her great rival: Carthage. Mary then travels to Greece, where Rome adopted a complex mix of brute force and cultural cringe, and France, where she finds evidence of war methods akin to outright genocide. In typical myth-busting style, Mary argues that the period of greatest Roman expansion occurred when Rome itself was little more than a provincial backwater, a shanty town of mud and brick. The marble, monumental Rome we know came about because of imperial conquest - not the other way round. And likewise, the creation and possession of an empire transformed the politics of Rome forever, creating the conditions for one-man rule, and ending the centuries-old Roman Republic.

Empresses of Ancient Rome
58:50

Empresses of Ancient Rome

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS January 3, 2016

History

Ancient history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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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.

Digging for Britain
58:50

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.

Lost Worlds
58:48

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

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS February 26, 2012

History

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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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.

Italy's Invisible Cities
58:47

Italy's Invisible Cities: Naples

Episode 1 SBS May 21, 2017

History

Ancient history

Geography

9-10
11-12
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Using the latest 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott uncover 2,500 years of hidden history in Naples, from its earliest Greek and Roman origins. ...

Using the latest 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott uncover 2,500 years of hidden history in Naples, from its earliest Greek and Roman origins. They explore how the volcano of Mount Vesuvius both nurtured the region and exacted a terrible price on the local population. Plus, they delve into a labyrinth of fascinating underground spaces that helped build and sustain the city.

Digging for Britain
58:45

Digging for Britain: North

Season 4 Episode 3 The History Channel October 2, 2018

Ancient history

History

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Professor Alice Roberts explores the year's most exciting archaeological finds in the north of Britain. A team discovers clues to Scotland's first kingdoms, metal detectorists ...

Professor Alice Roberts explores the year's most exciting archaeological finds in the north of Britain. A team discovers clues to Scotland's first kingdoms, metal detectorists unearth a hoard of Viking treasure, and a new housing development reveals a graveyard of Iron Age warriors. Alternative title: Digging for Britain's Secrets.

Treasures of Ancient Greece
58:45

Treasures of Ancient Greece: The Classical Revolution

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS September 9, 2015

Ancient history

Visual Arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Alastair Sooke unpicks the reasons behind the dazzling revolution that gave birth to classical Greek art, asking how the Greeks got so good so quickly. He travels to the ...

Alastair Sooke unpicks the reasons behind the dazzling revolution that gave birth to classical Greek art, asking how the Greeks got so good so quickly. He travels to the beautiful Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, and to the island of Mozia to see the astonishing charioteer found there in 1979, and marvels at the athletic bodies of the warriors dragged from the seabed - the Riace Bronzes.

Lost Worlds
58:34

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

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS February 12, 2012

History

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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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.

Empresses of Ancient Rome
58:29

Empresses of Ancient Rome

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS January 10, 2016

History

Ancient history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Professor Catharine Edwards follows the stories of four very different women across centuries which saw the Roman Empire utterly transformed. Among them are the slave turned ...

Professor Catharine Edwards follows the stories of four very different women across centuries which saw the Roman Empire utterly transformed. Among them are the slave turned imperial consort Caenis, the empress Julia Domna - a Syrian who was commemorated in fascinating ways as far away as York - and Helena, mother of the emperor Constantine and a force in converting the empire to Christianity.

Treasures of Ancient Greece
58:26

Treasures of Ancient Greece: The Long Shadow

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS September 16, 2015

Ancient history

Visual Arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Alastair Sooke explores the extraordinary afterlife of the Greek masterpieces that changed the course of western culture. Succeeding centuries have found in ancient Greek art ...

Alastair Sooke explores the extraordinary afterlife of the Greek masterpieces that changed the course of western culture. Succeeding centuries have found in ancient Greek art inspiration for their own ideals and ambitions.

Life And Death In The Valley Of The Kings
57:04

Life And Death In The Valley Of The Kings

Episode 2 SBS August 4, 2013

Ancient history

Religious studies

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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In this episode, Egyptologist Dr Joann Fletcher reveals a strange and mysterious world: the ancient Egyptian afterlife. To the Egyptians, life was just a dress rehearsal for ...

In this episode, Egyptologist Dr Joann Fletcher reveals a strange and mysterious world: the ancient Egyptian afterlife. To the Egyptians, life was just a dress rehearsal for the perfect afterlife they were trying to reach.

Life And Death In The Valley Of The Kings
57:00

Life And Death In The Valley Of The Kings

Episode 1 SBS July 28, 2013

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Egypt captivates us like few other ancient civilisations - but what was it like to actually live there as an ordinary person 3500 years ago? Egyptologist Dr Joann Fletcher ...

Egypt captivates us like few other ancient civilisations - but what was it like to actually live there as an ordinary person 3500 years ago? Egyptologist Dr Joann Fletcher goes on a fascinating journey in search of the people who built and populated this incredible civilisation.

Ancient Egypt: Life and Death
56:00

Ancient Egypt: Life and Death

Episode 1 The History Channel September 24, 2016

Ancient history

History

Religious studies

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Beyond the gold and the lapis lazuli, behind the Pharaohs and their tombs, stands the beating heart of Ancient Egypt: the people. Archaeologist Dr Jo Fletcher, would like you ...

Beyond the gold and the lapis lazuli, behind the Pharaohs and their tombs, stands the beating heart of Ancient Egypt: the people. Archaeologist Dr Jo Fletcher, would like you to meet Kha and Meryt. The two of them, husband and wife, have been dead for over three thousand years. Through this mummified couple, Dr Fletcher tells the story of the every-day Egyptians and how they built their extraordinary civilisation of ritual and culture that continues to enrapture us today.

The Vikings Uncovered
55:31

The Vikings Uncovered

Episode 2 SBS January 18, 2017

Ancient history

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Dan Snow researches how the Norwegian and British Vikings settled in Iceland and formed their communities. Dan examines how the Vikings expanded first as raiders, then ...

Dan Snow researches how the Norwegian and British Vikings settled in Iceland and formed their communities. Dan examines how the Vikings expanded first as raiders, then settlers and traders throughout Britain and beyond to Iceland and Greenland, discovering that they were entrepreneurs and inventors. In North America, Dan and Sarah excavate what could be the most westerly Viking settlement ever discovered.

Meet The Romans
55:29

Meet The Romans: Behind Closed Doors

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS September 9, 2012

Ancient history

history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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In the final episode, Mary Beard delves even deeper into ordinary Roman life by going behind the closed doors of their homes. She meets an extraordinary cast of characters - ...

In the final episode, Mary Beard delves even deeper into ordinary Roman life by going behind the closed doors of their homes. She meets an extraordinary cast of characters - drunken housewives, teenage brides, bullied children and runaway slaves - and reveals a dynamic, lusty picture of Roman family life.