Engineering an Empire
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Engineering an Empire: The Byzantines

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel August 21, 2017

Ancient history

Design and technologies

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As much of the world descended into the Dark Ages after the fall of Rome, one civilisation shone brilliantly: the Byzantine Empire. With ruthless might and supreme ingenuity, ...

As much of the world descended into the Dark Ages after the fall of Rome, one civilisation shone brilliantly: the Byzantine Empire. With ruthless might and supreme ingenuity, the Byzantines ruled over vast swaths of Europe and Asia for more than a thousand years. A bridge to antiquity, it was Byzantium that preserved the classical learning and science that would one day give rise to the Renaissance. Led by rulers who exercised absolute power and architects who pushed beyond Rome's engineering marvels, the Byzantines constructed the ancient world's longest aqueduct, virtually invincible city walls, a massive stadium, and a colossal domed cathedral that defied the laws of nature.

10,000 BC
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10,000 BC

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS Viceland May 20, 2018

Ancient history

Science

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Day 22: after the evacuation due to heavy snow, the remaining seven tribe members continue the experiment. They must preserve and store every last ounce of a deer carcass for ...

Day 22: after the evacuation due to heavy snow, the remaining seven tribe members continue the experiment. They must preserve and store every last ounce of a deer carcass for the remainder of the five weeks, which causes a disagreement within the group. Leader Steve decides to leave the tribe and Mel steps up but Josie does something inconceivable to JP, making any chance of survival look bleak.

10,000 BC
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10,000 BC

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS Viceland May 13, 2018

Ancient history

Science

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After 10 days living in the Stone Age, 12 members remain and food rations are desperately low. As temperature drops, mum Rachel is struggling. During snow fall, the situation ...

After 10 days living in the Stone Age, 12 members remain and food rations are desperately low. As temperature drops, mum Rachel is struggling. During snow fall, the situation becomes dangerous and there's no choice but to evacuate to modern day, giving everyone a taste of what they're missing.

Treasures of Ancient India
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Treasures of Ancient India

Episode 3 SBS November 12, 2016

history

Ancient history

Intercultural Understanding

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In a journey across the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Sona Datta traces the development of the Hindu religion from its origins as an amalgamation of local faith ...

In a journey across the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Sona Datta traces the development of the Hindu religion from its origins as an amalgamation of local faith traditions to its dominant position today. She uncovers this fascinating tale by looking at the buildings in which the faith evolved, moving from the caves and rock temples on the shores of the Bay of Bengal at Mahabalipurem, through the monolithic stone temple at Tanjavur to the vast complex of ornately carved towers, tanks and courtyards at Madurai, where every evening the god Shiva processes round the precincts to visit the bedchamber of his partner Parvati.

Eight Days That Made Rome
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Eight Days That Made Rome: The Spartacus Revolt

Episode 2 SBS February 11, 2018

Ancient history

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Historian Bettany Hughes looks at the day in 73 BC that Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator fighting for the entertainment of the Romans, broke out of gladiator school and started ...

Historian Bettany Hughes looks at the day in 73 BC that Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator fighting for the entertainment of the Romans, broke out of gladiator school and started a slave revolt. The republic's rulers were so panicked by the protest that they offered unprecedented power to a single, ambitious individual - Crassus - who promised victory in what would prove a dark foreshadowing of Rome's slide into dictatorship.

Rome: The World's First Superpower
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Rome: The World's First Superpower : Caesar

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS April 26, 2015

History

Ancient history

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The story of the greatest Roman of them all - Julius Caesar. His own memoirs guide us through his journey from bankrupt civil servant to invincible general.

The story of the greatest Roman of them all - Julius Caesar. His own memoirs guide us through his journey from bankrupt civil servant to invincible general.

Eight Days That Made Rome
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Eight Days That Made Rome: Rome's First Emperor

Episode 4 SBS February 25, 2018

Ancient history

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Historian Bettany Hughes focuses on the day in 32 BC when Octavian stole the secret will of his most dangerous political rival, Mark Antony. It is a moment that casts a light ...

Historian Bettany Hughes focuses on the day in 32 BC when Octavian stole the secret will of his most dangerous political rival, Mark Antony. It is a moment that casts a light on what it took to win in Roman politics, as the cunning, brilliant subterfuge required paved Octavian's path to power by undermining Antony's popularity and giving Octavian the crucial support of Rome's Senate and people in the civil war that followed.

Eight Days That Made Rome
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Eight Days That Made Rome: The Rebirth of Rome

Episode 8 SBS March 25, 2018

Ancient history

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Historian Bettany Hughes recalls the time that marked Rome's symbolic break with its 1000-year pagan past - the day in 337 AD that Emperor Constantine the Great was baptised a ...

Historian Bettany Hughes recalls the time that marked Rome's symbolic break with its 1000-year pagan past - the day in 337 AD that Emperor Constantine the Great was baptised a Christian. It was a moment of profound significance not just for the empire, but for the history of the world and one of its major religions. Constantine was one of the last great Roman emperors to rule over a united empire, giving it a new capital - Constantinople, today known as Istanbul - a city which would one day eclipse Rome as the greatest city on Earth.

Lost Treasures of Egypt
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Lost Treasures of Egypt: Warrior Pharaoh Queen

Season 1 Episode 5 National Geographic March 19, 2019

Ancient history

History

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Archaeologists investigate the powerful reign of one of the greatest female pharaohs in history - Hatshepsut.

Archaeologists investigate the powerful reign of one of the greatest female pharaohs in history - Hatshepsut.

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.

Eight Days That Made Rome
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Eight Days That Made Rome: The Colosseum's Grand Opening

Episode 7 SBS March 18, 2018

Ancient history

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Historian Bettany Hughes explores the day in AD 80 when the Colosseum opened its gates for the first time. For new emperor Titus, the spectacular games and events were an ...

Historian Bettany Hughes explores the day in AD 80 when the Colosseum opened its gates for the first time. For new emperor Titus, the spectacular games and events were an opportunity to win over the people and secure his place on the imperial throne, but why did the Romans - cultured and civilised in so many ways - enjoy witnessing such brutality and bloodletting? Bettany travels across the Roman world in a bid to find answers.

Eight Days That Made Rome
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Eight Days That Made Rome: Hannibal's Last Stand

Episode 1 SBS February 4, 2018

Ancient history

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Historian Bettany Hughes recalls eight pivotal days that defined the Roman Empire and its establishment as the world's first superpower. She begins by exploring the day in 202 ...

Historian Bettany Hughes recalls eight pivotal days that defined the Roman Empire and its establishment as the world's first superpower. She begins by exploring the day in 202 BC when the Roman army, led by Scipio, defeated the might of Carthage under Hannibal at the Battle of Zama in modern-day Tunisia. This was a decisive moment, setting Rome on the path to greatness and exemplifying the military muscle and supreme ambition on which its empire would be built.

10,000 BC
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10,000 BC

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS Viceland May 6, 2018

Ancient history

Science

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Day eight: the tribe only have enough rations to get them through another day. Steve uses the last of his dried meat rations to bait a fishing basket, hoping to catch ...

Day eight: the tribe only have enough rations to get them through another day. Steve uses the last of his dried meat rations to bait a fishing basket, hoping to catch something that will save the group from hunger. But when he finds just two small crayfish, the pressure is on.

Rome: The World's First Superpower
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Rome: The World's First Superpower : Death Of A Hero

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS April 22, 2016

History

Ancient history

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During the mid-second century BC, Rome was enjoying the spoils of war, with slaves, treasure and art pouring into the republic. However, not everyone was reaping the benefit ...

During the mid-second century BC, Rome was enjoying the spoils of war, with slaves, treasure and art pouring into the republic. However, not everyone was reaping the benefit and as the gap widened between the poor and the privileged, resentment was mounting. Larry traces the journey of Tiberius Gracchus, a man from Rome's elite ruling classes who eventually came to champion the cause of the common citizen farmer. Along the way, Larry literally dives into the world of the rich by snorkelling through the submerged ruins at Baiae. On the seabed he sees for himself how farmed oysters led to the development of the hypocaust, Rome's famous central heating system. (Part 3 of 4) (From the UK) (Documentary) (Rpt)

Eight Days That Made Rome
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Eight Days That Made Rome: The Downfall of Nero

Episode 6 SBS March 11, 2018

Ancient history

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Historian Bettany Hughes focuses on events leading up to and after June 9, 68 AD, when Emperor Nero took his life. She examines his relationship with his mother, fondness for ...

Historian Bettany Hughes focuses on events leading up to and after June 9, 68 AD, when Emperor Nero took his life. She examines his relationship with his mother, fondness for debauchery and how casual violence and murder began to destabilise what had once been touted as a new 'golden age' for Rome. Nero's death plunged the empire into anarchy and civil war. From here on in, the Roman Empire would be plagued by military coups and revolt, one of the crucial factors in its eventual decline.

How Will The World End?
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How Will The World End?

Discovery Science July 28, 2012

Ancient history

Critical thinking

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Legend has it that the Mayans believed the Earth would end in 2012, in an apocalyptic conflagration of unimaginable violence.

Legend has it that the Mayans believed the Earth would end in 2012, in an apocalyptic conflagration of unimaginable violence.

Eight Days That Made Rome
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Eight Days That Made Rome: Crossing the Rubicon

Episode 3 SBS February 18, 2018

Ancient history

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Historian Bettany Hughes looks at the day in 49 BC that Julius Caesar led his army across the River Rubicon. By doing so he ignored the orders of the Roman Senate, and ...

Historian Bettany Hughes looks at the day in 49 BC that Julius Caesar led his army across the River Rubicon. By doing so he ignored the orders of the Roman Senate, and effectively declared war on his rivals in Rome. In time, it would prove a fatal blow to the republic - the system of elected officials that had governed for nearly half a millennium. Hughes analyses Caesar's character and reveals how new theories about his health shed light on his decision-making, while archaeological finds recently dredged from a Dutch river reveal the true genocidal horror of his conquest of Gaul.

Rome: The World's First Superpower
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Rome: The World's First Superpower : City Of Blood

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS April 5, 2015

History

Ancient history

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This four-part series is presented by award-winning actor Larry Lamb. A life-long Roman history geek, Larry traces the dramatic story of Rome's spectacular rise from a city to ...

This four-part series is presented by award-winning actor Larry Lamb. A life-long Roman history geek, Larry traces the dramatic story of Rome's spectacular rise from a city to a republic and then a mighty empire.