Ancient Egypt's Lost City
59:02

Ancient Egypt's Lost City

SBS September 20, 2015

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
In the fading days of the Pharaohs, the city of Heracleion was the gateway to Egypt and a port beyond compare. Despite its importance, Heracleion mysteriously disappeared from ...

In the fading days of the Pharaohs, the city of Heracleion was the gateway to Egypt and a port beyond compare. Despite its importance, Heracleion mysteriously disappeared from history as if wiped from the face of the Earth. In 2000 archaeologists discovered the city's remains 6 kilometres off the Egyptian coast and only 10 metres under water. This documentary follows a team of maritime archaeologists as they uncover glorious temples, statues, houses, and boats lying perfectly preserved beneath the sea.

Rome: Empire Without Limit
59:05

Rome: Empire Without Limit: How Did It Work?

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel February 19, 2017

Ancient history

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Mary Beard explores the physical world of the Roman Empire, and finds surprising parallels with our own world. Setting out in the footsteps of the emperor Hadrian, she ...

Mary Beard explores the physical world of the Roman Empire, and finds surprising parallels with our own world. Setting out in the footsteps of the emperor Hadrian, she discovers a vast empire bound together by a common material culture, and a globalised economy of such scale that evidence of its side-effects can still be seen today, thousands of miles away from Rome. Mary un-picks the threads of a huge commercial and cultural network, taking in the vital supply of olive oil to Rome and her armies, the slave trade, and the all-important silver mines of Spain. Following the famous Roman road network, and the shipping routes connecting the empire's thriving ports, Mary reveals another side to the Roman Empire, one where builders and traders eclipse soldiers, and starring slaves, not senators, make the most of a hugely connected new world.

Rome: Empire Without Limit
59:05

Rome: Empire Without Limit: What Is Roman?

Season 1 Episode 3 The History Channel February 26, 2017

Ancient history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
With a unique and personal voice, classicist and historian Mary Beard tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.

With a unique and personal voice, classicist and historian Mary Beard tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.

Building The Ancient City
59:05

Building The Ancient City

Episode 1 SBS November 8, 2015

Ancient history

Design and technologies

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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The first town of over 1 million people was built more than 2000 years ago. Without any of our modern conveniences, and what we would consider necessities today, how did they ...

The first town of over 1 million people was built more than 2000 years ago. Without any of our modern conveniences, and what we would consider necessities today, how did they function? Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill explores the remains of these ancient megalopolises, explaining how to make a city work without the benefits of modern technology.

Rome: Empire Without Limit
59:07

Rome: Empire Without Limit: Decline And Fall

Season 1 Episode 4 The History Channel March 5, 2017

Ancient history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
With a unique and personal voice, classicist and historian Mary Beard tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.

With a unique and personal voice, classicist and historian Mary Beard tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.

The Other Pompeii
59:08

The Other Pompeii

The History Channel February 17, 2017

Ancient history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Pompeii is a magical site that's captivated the world for two and a half centuries, but just 10 miles down the road is a place that adds even more close-up detail to what life ...

Pompeii is a magical site that's captivated the world for two and a half centuries, but just 10 miles down the road is a place that adds even more close-up detail to what life was really like before Mount Vesuvius finally exploded in 79AD this is the city of Hercules: Herculaneum. Buried by the same eruption but in ash five times as deep, wooden furniture, window shutters and even wooden roofs have been perfectly preserved, with brightly coloured paint intact. As if this wasn't enough the town boasts the largest sample of skeletons cut off in the midst of life from anywhere in the ancient world. Amongst them are the first new skeletal remains to be found in the area for 30 years, revealing an incredible story about life before the eruption and the values these people held dear.

Italy's Invisible Cities
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Italy's Invisible Cities: Florence

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS June 4, 2017

History

Ancient history

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott uncover the wonderful facades and artworks that mask a hidden story of intrigue and secrecy in the romantic city of Florence. The ...

Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott uncover the wonderful facades and artworks that mask a hidden story of intrigue and secrecy in the romantic city of Florence. The latest 3D technology reveals how the city's secret corridors of power were the foundation of the city's Renaissance glory, and the one powerful dynasty who was behind it all: the Medicis.

Italy's Invisible Cities
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Italy's Invisible Cities: Venice

Episode 2 SBS May 28, 2017

History

Ancient history

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Using the latest 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott explore the watery wonderland of Venice. They uncover how a city built in a swamp became one ...

Using the latest 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott explore the watery wonderland of Venice. They uncover how a city built in a swamp became one of the most powerful in medieval Europe, and dive into its canals to experience how the city remains standing. Plus, they reveal how the city's beauty once masked a ruthless secret state and a world of excess and vice.

Julius Caesar Revealed
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Julius Caesar Revealed

The History Channel February 25, 2019

Ancient history

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Mary Beard tells the story of Julius Caesar, who rose from humble beginnings to become the most powerful man in Rome - and his death in the most famous assassination in ...

Mary Beard tells the story of Julius Caesar, who rose from humble beginnings to become the most powerful man in Rome - and his death in the most famous assassination in history. Julius Caesar was a general, dictator, politician, and the most famous Roman of them all.

Ancient Egypt: Life and Death
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Ancient Egypt: Life and Death

Episode 2 The History Channel October 1, 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.

Time Scanners
1:00:00

Time Scanners: St Paul's Cathedral

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC January 31, 2016

History

Ancient history

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
The team uses brand new laser-scanning technology to shed light on the engineering mysteries of London's iconic St Paul's Cathedral. Presented by Dallas Campbell.

The team uses brand new laser-scanning technology to shed light on the engineering mysteries of London's iconic St Paul's Cathedral. Presented by Dallas Campbell.

Digging for Britain
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Digging for Britain: Age Of Bronze And Iron

Season 2 Episode 3 SBS October 8, 2018

Ancient history

History

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
What kind of a place was Britain before the Romans invaded? With no written history, only archaeology can provide the clues. Alice uncovers a world that is complex, ...

What kind of a place was Britain before the Romans invaded? With no written history, only archaeology can provide the clues. Alice uncovers a world that is complex, sophisticated and pretty strange. She examines the two Hebridean Bronze Age skeletons known as the Cladh Hallan mummies. Not only do they appear to have been mummified, new analysis has revealed they are made up of a jigsaw of different people. What did our ancestors use the mummies for? And are there more British mummies out there? In Norfolk, Alice gets her hands dirty helping to pull up timber from a huge prehistoric monument that has been hidden in mud for at least 2000 years. And she visits the famous Roman town of Silchester, near Reading, where archaeologists are digging below the Roman layers to reveal the Iron Age settlement that lies beneath, uncovering evidence for a sophisticated pre-Roman lifestyle. Alternative title: Digging for Britain's Secrets.

Cleopatra
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Cleopatra

The History Channel September 17, 2016

Ancient history

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Cleopatra's story is a great romantic tale we think we all know. A beautiful Egyptian Queen who bewitches the two most powerful Romans of her day, Julius Caesar and Marc ...

Cleopatra's story is a great romantic tale we think we all know. A beautiful Egyptian Queen who bewitches the two most powerful Romans of her day, Julius Caesar and Marc Antony. It has tragedy, glamour and passion, all played out on a world stage. But the myth conceals a much more intriguing tale that is as much about power, politics and spin as it is about romance. Cleopatra harboured ambitions to rule a great empire. In partnership with her lover Antony, she fought a cataclysmic battle against Octavian - later Augustus - for the future of the Roman world. Ultimately Cleopatra and Antony lost, and thus her story has always been told through the prism of vicious Roman propaganda. But behind Rome's spin lies a more complex person, rather than being the dangerous femme fatale of legend, she was a highly educated and cultured woman of great charm and fairly plain looking. And rather than being an exotic oriental, she was in fact Greek, a descendent of one of Alexander the Great's generals. Through expert interviews, dramatic reconstruction and location shooting, this film tells her remarkable story.

Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery
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Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery: The True Cross/The Gospel of Mary Magdalene

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS December 20, 2015

Religious studies

Ancient history

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This episode investigates the incredible legend of the True Cross, the actual cross Jesus died on and explores the character of Mary Magdalene as she has been viewed in ...

This episode investigates the incredible legend of the True Cross, the actual cross Jesus died on and explores the character of Mary Magdalene as she has been viewed in Christian tradition.

Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery
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Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery: The Gospel of Judas/The Secret Brother Of Jesus

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS December 13, 2015

Religious studies

Ancient history

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Judas Iscariot is one of the most despised men in history - the disciple who hands over Jesus to the Jewish authorities and sets in motion events that lead to the crucifixion ...

Judas Iscariot is one of the most despised men in history - the disciple who hands over Jesus to the Jewish authorities and sets in motion events that lead to the crucifixion and resurrection. But why Judas betrays Jesus is one of the great unanswered Biblical questions. This episode re-examines the character of Judas as he is portrayed in the Gospels, and then contrast this story with text from a book that did not make it into the Bible - The Gospel of Judas.

Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery
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Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery: The Shroud of Turin/The Bones of John the Baptist

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS December 6, 2015

Religious studies

Ancient history

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The most famous man in history left behind no physical trace - or did he? This epic series deciphers the life of Jesus through six extraordinary objects associated with his ...

The most famous man in history left behind no physical trace - or did he? This epic series deciphers the life of Jesus through six extraordinary objects associated with his life and death.

Tut
1:24:08

Tut

Episode 3 SBS2 September 26, 2016

Media arts

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
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.

China's Megatomb Revealed
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China's Megatomb Revealed

SBS February 18, 2018

Ancient history

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
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Nat Geo explorer Albert Lin takes viewers into the tomb of China's first emperor and unearths the terrible secrets that lie hidden with the Terracotta Warriors. Will the ...

Nat Geo explorer Albert Lin takes viewers into the tomb of China's first emperor and unearths the terrible secrets that lie hidden with the Terracotta Warriors. Will the glittering and grim treasures that we are about to uncover rewrite history?