Alexander's Lost World
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Alexander's Lost World: The Mother Of All Cities

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS July 27, 2014

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Crossing into Afghanistan in search of the lost city of Bactra, Adams uses the Ancient Greek accounts as a guide to try and locate Alexander's fabled Central Asian Capital. ...

Crossing into Afghanistan in search of the lost city of Bactra, Adams uses the Ancient Greek accounts as a guide to try and locate Alexander's fabled Central Asian Capital. Long thought to be the citadel of Balkh, the Greeks accounts appear to describe a different city entirely. In the markets beneath the citadel, he finds evidence to suggest Bactra may lie out towards the Oxus River at the end of a great delta. Entering Taliban territory, David and his cameraman, Greg, discover the remains of a vast defensive network of walls and fortresses more than 2500 years old. Bactra though remains elusive. Then a chance meeting leads David into the legendary Paraopamisus Mountains of the Greeks. Entering Taliban territory once again, he follows a system of archaic tunnels that lead into a remote valley. As he explores an abandoned archaeological dig site, he considers the Greek records carefully - is this the lost city of Bactra?

Alexander's Lost World
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Alexander's Lost World: Alexandria on the Oxus

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS August 3, 2014

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Alexander the Great is credited with building sixteen Greek cities in Central Asia alone. But is this the real story? To date, none of his fabled cities have been unearthed.

Alexander the Great is credited with building sixteen Greek cities in Central Asia alone. But is this the real story? To date, none of his fabled cities have been unearthed.

Alexander's Lost World
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Alexander's Lost World: City Of Lady Moon

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS August 10, 2014

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David Adams continues his search for the extraordinary city Alexander is reputed to have built beside the River Oxus. He explores a series of ruins that may hold the key, both ...

David Adams continues his search for the extraordinary city Alexander is reputed to have built beside the River Oxus. He explores a series of ruins that may hold the key, both to Alexander's lost city and an astonishing civilization that flowered here thousands of years before the Greeks arrived.

Alexander's Lost World
46:08

Alexander's Lost World: The Land of the Golden Fleece

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS August 17, 2014

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David Adams follows ancient trade routes that today cross the Badlands of Afghanistan, to discover the treasured resources Alexander and the Greeks found in the east and took ...

David Adams follows ancient trade routes that today cross the Badlands of Afghanistan, to discover the treasured resources Alexander and the Greeks found in the east and took back to the west.

Alexander's Lost World
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Alexander's Lost World: Source of Civilisation

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS August 24, 2014

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To discover the origins of these people and their civilisation that flowered long before Alexander's arrival, David enters one of the least visited places on earth, the Wakhan ...

To discover the origins of these people and their civilisation that flowered long before Alexander's arrival, David enters one of the least visited places on earth, the Wakhan Corridor. With a caravan of twenty-five yaks, horses and handlers, he begins the final leg of his quest for Alexander's lost world and experiences what it was like for Alexander's army to live and fight in the high passes on the roof of the world. Then, looking for evidence of the earliest communities, Adams finds evidence of farming and irrigation above 4000 meters - evidence that long ago a radically different climate made farming possible on the roof of the world. He journeys on, deep into the high Pamir Mountains on Afghanistan's border with China. Invited by his Kirghiz guides to a wedding on the high plains, he plays Buzkashi and experiences their precarious existence. David then goes in search of the true source of the Oxus River - it remains undetermined till this day. To the merriment of his Kirghiz guides, he measures flow and volumes, before making the final push to the place he believes is the source - an ice cave at the base of a glacier. However, is this the answer to the riddle behind the source of the ancient Oxus River?

Alexandria: The Greatest City
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Alexandria: The Greatest City

The History Channel September 18, 2017

Ancient history

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Bettany Hughes goes to Alexandria, Egypt, to look at one of the great cities of history. Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria was once one of the intellectual and ...

Bettany Hughes goes to Alexandria, Egypt, to look at one of the great cities of history. Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria was once one of the intellectual and cultural hubs of the world.

Alexandria: The Greatest City
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Alexandria: The Greatest City

The History Channel February 3, 2012

Ancient history

Geography

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Once the biggest and most influential city on the planet, founded by Alexander the Great and home to Cleopatra, Archimedes and the largest library in the world. How did this ...

Once the biggest and most influential city on the planet, founded by Alexander the Great and home to Cleopatra, Archimedes and the largest library in the world. How did this shining beacon for civilisation and knowledge meet its classical demise? Featuring stunning visualisations from the major movie Agora, acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes looks at Alexandria past and present, unearthing archaeological gems and following in the footsteps of Hypatia, the city's last great female philosopher and guardian of great Library of Alexandria, whose murder would bring down the curtain not just on an era but on the ancient world as a whole.

An ancient method of extracting silver from lead
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An ancient method of extracting silver from lead

Clip from Lost Worlds

Ancient history

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Neil Oliver meets metallurgist Marcos MartinonTorres who demonstrates how silver was extracted from lead by Romans.

Neil Oliver meets metallurgist Marcos MartinonTorres who demonstrates how silver was extracted from lead by Romans.

Ancestors Of Ancient Rome: The Etruscans
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Ancestors Of Ancient Rome: The Etruscans

The History Channel September 17, 2011

Ancient history

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Examines the history of the Etruscans and the mysteries surrounding their origin. In the seventh and sixth centuries BC, they controlled much of the Italian peninsula, living ...

Examines the history of the Etruscans and the mysteries surrounding their origin. In the seventh and sixth centuries BC, they controlled much of the Italian peninsula, living in walled city-states set on hilltops. Their language is still only partly understood. Their art shows influences of Eastern Mediterranean and Greek culture, but the style is uniquely their own.

Ancient Discoveries
49:53

Ancient Discoveries: Computing

Episode 1 SBS2 November 16, 2010

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Design and technologies

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The first episode of a three-part series which explores the astonishing high technology of the classical world. Things we once considered to be just flights of fancy we now ...

The first episode of a three-part series which explores the astonishing high technology of the classical world. Things we once considered to be just flights of fancy we now know were an everyday part of the ancient world - computers, robots and microsurgery.

Ancient Discoveries
49:59

Ancient Discoveries: Ancient Warfare

Season 2 Episode 1 SBS2 December 7, 2010

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Ancient history

Design and technologies

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A three-part documentary series that travels back to the classical world to re-examine the amazingly advanced technology of ancient world in the areas of weaponry and ...

A three-part documentary series that travels back to the classical world to re-examine the amazingly advanced technology of ancient world in the areas of weaponry and shipping, as well as how these ancient civilizations used and harnessed power.

Ancient Discoveries
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Ancient Discoveries: Ancient Ships

Season 2 Episode 2 SBS2 December 14, 2010

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Design and technologies

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One might think that 2,000 years ago, ships were simple crafts, but that's not so. The Roman Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus, better known as Caligula (who reigned as ...

One might think that 2,000 years ago, ships were simple crafts, but that's not so. The Roman Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus, better known as Caligula (who reigned as Emperor from AD 37 - 41) had the most luxurious ships built with advanced designs and technologies which are astounding to this day.

Ancient Discoveries
42:59

Ancient Discoveries: Impossible Army Machines

Season 3 Episode 3 The History Channel May 31, 2018

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Science

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The amazing successes and stunning failures of ancient military engineers have directly affected the weapons and tactics we use today. In fact, an ancient Greek weapon is ...

The amazing successes and stunning failures of ancient military engineers have directly affected the weapons and tactics we use today. In fact, an ancient Greek weapon is still used on modern aircraft carriers. How did the Chinese develop a catapult with a firing rate of 10 rounds per second? Did the living horse battlefield torpedoes of the middle ages battlefield actually work? And, how did the great Carthaginian general Hannibal cross the highest mountain range in Europe using equipment still used by today's Special Forces, dissolving solid rocks in his path using an ancient chemical version of dynamite?

Ancient Discoveries
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Ancient Discoveries: Robotics

Episode 3 SBS2 November 30, 2010

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Science

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Explores the life of Heron of Alexandria, the most brilliant and prolific inventor in the ancient world. His 'miracle machines' included automatic doors and suspended ...

Explores the life of Heron of Alexandria, the most brilliant and prolific inventor in the ancient world. His 'miracle machines' included automatic doors and suspended spheres, mechanical singing birds, coin-operated slot machines and speaking statues.

Ancient Discoveries
49:59

Ancient Discoveries: Ancient Power

Season 2 Episode 3 SBS2 December 21, 2010

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Design and technologies

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This is the final part to a three-part documentary series that travels back to the classical world to re-examine their amazingly advanced technology in the areas of weaponry ...

This is the final part to a three-part documentary series that travels back to the classical world to re-examine their amazingly advanced technology in the areas of weaponry and shipping, as well as how these ancient civilizations used and harnessed power. This episode tells the story of power and technology in the ancient world.

Ancient Discoveries
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Ancient Discoveries: Rituals of Death

Season 4 Episode 5 The History Channel August 16, 2018

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Ancient Discoveries travels to Egypt to discover the mysteries of the mummified crocodiles of Kom Ombo. They X-ray an ancient mummy that has held a secret for 2000 years, and ...

Ancient Discoveries travels to Egypt to discover the mysteries of the mummified crocodiles of Kom Ombo. They X-ray an ancient mummy that has held a secret for 2000 years, and reveal the lengths that people will go to to ritualise death. New discoveries at the site of the world famous terracotta army in China reveal incredible insights into the mind-state of the great first emperor of China and his people and what they believed about death. From automatic booby-trap crossbows to reanimated ghost soldiers. In Britain, forensic scientists solve a year old murder using 15th-century forensic science, as well as hundreds of mini-detective blowflies. And using virtual reality techniques doctors will now look inside the body of a victim during a live crucifixion to discover horrific new truths about the suffering on the cross.

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

Episode 1 The History Channel September 24, 2016

Ancient history

History

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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.

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

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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.