Digging for Britain
58:45

Digging for Britain: North

Season 4 Episode 3 The History Channel October 2, 2018

Ancient history

History

Science

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11-12
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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.

Italy's Invisible Cities
58:47

Italy's Invisible Cities: Naples

Episode 1 SBS May 21, 2017

History

Ancient history

Geography

9-10
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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.

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
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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.

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
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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.

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.

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
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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.

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

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11-12
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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.

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

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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.

Lost Worlds
58:57

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

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS February 19, 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. Around 100 BC-140 AD, the leaders of the British Celtic tribes are trading with Europe and enjoying the best ...

An epic exploration of the Celtic and Roman ages with Neil Oliver. Around 100 BC-140 AD, the leaders of the British Celtic tribes are trading with Europe and enjoying the best that civilisation can offer. Then the Romans invade, and everything changes.

Building The Ancient City
58:57

Building The Ancient City

Episode 2 SBS November 15, 2015

Ancient history

Design and technologies

Geography

9-10
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In the final episode, Andrew takes us up ancient tower blocks, down early sewers, and above 2000-year-old harbour basins still filled with water, to find out. He'll reveal how ...

In the final episode, Andrew takes us up ancient tower blocks, down early sewers, and above 2000-year-old harbour basins still filled with water, to find out. He'll reveal how Rome surpassed all those cities from the ancient world that had gone before.

Empresses of Ancient Rome
58:57

Empresses of Ancient Rome

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS December 27, 2015

History

Ancient history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
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.

The Story of Egypt
58:57

The Story of Egypt: Chaos

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS March 20, 2016

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
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This video has closed captioning
In one of Saqqara's last pyramids, Joann uncovers evidence of famine as the young Egyptian state suffers a worsening climate; Egypt is plunged into the dark ages and civil war.

In one of Saqqara's last pyramids, Joann uncovers evidence of famine as the young Egyptian state suffers a worsening climate; Egypt is plunged into the dark ages and civil war.

Ancient Greece: Greatest Show On Earth
58:58

Ancient Greece: Greatest Show On Earth: Romans

Season 1 Episode 3 Foxtel Arts April 22, 2017

Ancient history

Drama

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Dr Michael Scott explores the role played by the Romans in the preservation of Greek drama, discovering how they adapted it to their own ends. Plus, he reveals how the empire ...

Dr Michael Scott explores the role played by the Romans in the preservation of Greek drama, discovering how they adapted it to their own ends. Plus, he reveals how the empire served as a vital link between modern drama and the plays of the ancient Greeks. With contributions by professors Matthew Leigh, Tim Whitmarsh and Gesine Manuwald.

Britain's Pompeii
58:58

Britain's Pompeii

SBS April 30, 2017

Ancient history

History

9-10
11-12
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A team of archaeologists are excavating an ancient village in Cambridgeshire, England known as 'The British Pompeii', that has transformed history's picture of life in Bronze ...

A team of archaeologists are excavating an ancient village in Cambridgeshire, England known as 'The British Pompeii', that has transformed history's picture of life in Bronze Age Britain. Inside perfectly preserved roundhouses, the team has discovered everything from Britain's oldest wheel to swords used in battle. The biggest revelation was proof of technology needed to produce cloth which was never before seen in Britain and proved these villagers' lives were anything but primitive. But behind all the incredible revelations is a mystery. The village is perfectly preserved because it burned to the ground. Was it a terrible accident or a deliberate act of violence? To try and solve this mystery, the team plots the progress of the fire, looks for signs of battle on the swords found around the site and questions if this wealthy village was simply abandoned.

Rome: Empire Without Limit
58:59

Rome: Empire Without Limit: The Unconquerables

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS July 31, 2016

Ancient history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Mary tackles the biggest puzzle of all: why, and how, did the Roman Empire fall? Ultimately, Mary asks whether the Roman Empire was transformed rather than destroyed, and ...

Mary tackles the biggest puzzle of all: why, and how, did the Roman Empire fall? Ultimately, Mary asks whether the Roman Empire was transformed rather than destroyed, and indeed lives on in the world we still see all around us - in our institutions and infrastructure, in the aspirations, methodology and symbolism of many empires since.

The Story of Egypt
58:59

The Story of Egypt: The Road to the Pyramids

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS March 13, 2016

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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The story of the world's greatest civilisation spans 5000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular sites and epic stories, but also an evolving ...

The story of the world's greatest civilisation spans 5000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular sites and epic stories, but also an evolving society full of inventors, heroes, heroines, villains, artisans and pioneers. Professor Joann Fletcher is going to pull together the complete story of Egypt, charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into a context that we can relate to. In this episode, Prof Joann Fletcher is in search of the building blocks of the Egyptian civilisation.

Ancient Greece: Greatest Show On Earth
59:01

Ancient Greece: Greatest Show On Earth: Democrats

Season 1 Episode 1 Foxtel Arts April 2, 2016

Ancient history

Drama

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Classicist Michael Scott travels to Greece on a quest to find out how drama first began. In Athens, he discovers that the first stage plays were not so much story-telling as ...

Classicist Michael Scott travels to Greece on a quest to find out how drama first began. In Athens, he discovers that the first stage plays were not so much story-telling as reactions to real-life events, and deeply connected to democracy in the city.