Tony Robinson's Gods and Monsters
45:39

Tony Robinson's Gods and Monsters: Witches

Season 1 Episode 4 The History Channel August 27, 2012

Religious studies

Ancient history

history

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In this episode, Tony Robinson re-creates the evil spells and dark rituals of medieval witchcraft and learns how to identify, arrest, and torture a witch in his quest to ...

In this episode, Tony Robinson re-creates the evil spells and dark rituals of medieval witchcraft and learns how to identify, arrest, and torture a witch in his quest to discover why, in the 16th and 17th centuries, their ancestors were so terrified of black magic they executed more than 40,000 supposed witches.

Tony Robinson's Gods and Monsters
46:22

Tony Robinson's Gods and Monsters: Gods

Season 1 Episode 5 The History Channel September 3, 2012

Religious studies

Ancient history

history

7-8
9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In this episode, Tony Robinson confronts the terrifying Viking Beserkers, re-creates the flaming horror of the Wickerman, re-enacts a brutal ritual human sacrifice, and ...

In this episode, Tony Robinson confronts the terrifying Viking Beserkers, re-creates the flaming horror of the Wickerman, re-enacts a brutal ritual human sacrifice, and witnesses the extraordinary self-mutilation demanded by the Roman Goddess Cybele - all in his quest to understand how Britons' ancestors worshipped and what they believed their Gods wanted of them.

Towers and forts in Iron Age Britain
3:45

Towers and forts in Iron Age Britain

Clip from Lost Worlds

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Neil Oliver visits the Broch of Gurness, the ruins of a tower in Orkney, built around 400 BC, and Tre'r Ceiri hillfort, built in Wales around 200 BC, and contrasts their purposes.

Neil Oliver visits the Broch of Gurness, the ruins of a tower in Orkney, built around 400 BC, and Tre'r Ceiri hillfort, built in Wales around 200 BC, and contrasts their purposes.

Treasures Decoded
45:19

Treasures Decoded: Garden of Eden

SBS July 30, 2017

History

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Traditionally, Eden has been seen as a mythological place, an abstract paradise. Genesis is intriguingly specific about its location and archaeologists now believe they may ...

Traditionally, Eden has been seen as a mythological place, an abstract paradise. Genesis is intriguingly specific about its location and archaeologists now believe they may have zeroed in on the place which inspired Eden - the Fertile Crescent, particularly the area which is now in the south of modern day Turkey. For Dr Elaine Padilla, this area matches perfectly the description of where the Garden of Eden was. Using modern satellite imagery a clear contender emerges. Is this the real location which inspired the Eden narrative?

Treasures Decoded
45:24

Treasures Decoded: The Real Tower of Babel

SBS March 21, 2019

History

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The Tower of Babel is one of the Bible's most iconic stories. But could it have been a real building? This extraordinary film uncovers the true Tower of Babel. And with ...

The Tower of Babel is one of the Bible's most iconic stories. But could it have been a real building? This extraordinary film uncovers the true Tower of Babel. And with testing from modern day engineers and top architectural CGI, it reveals how the epic Tower of Babel was built and what it really looked like.

Treasures Decoded
45:30

Treasures Decoded: Plagues of Egypt

Season 4 Episode 1 SBS July 23, 2017

History

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
The Biblical tale of the 10 plagues is one of the greatest and strangest stories ever told. But were there really rivers of blood and plagues of locusts in ancient Egypt? Now ...

The Biblical tale of the 10 plagues is one of the greatest and strangest stories ever told. But were there really rivers of blood and plagues of locusts in ancient Egypt? Now new evidence suggests these supernatural events were real, natural phenomena.

Treasures Decoded
47:09

Treasures Decoded: The Great Pyramid

Season 2 Episode 1 The History Channel March 3, 2018

History

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Armed with a 4500-year-old diary, and a radical new approach, engineer Peter James and leading archaeologist Mark Lehner set out to solve Ancient Egypt's greatest mystery. How ...

Armed with a 4500-year-old diary, and a radical new approach, engineer Peter James and leading archaeologist Mark Lehner set out to solve Ancient Egypt's greatest mystery. How was the Great Pyramid built? Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure.

Treasures Decoded
45:17

Treasures Decoded: America's Hidden Pyramid City

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS May 17, 2018

History

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Over a thousand years ago a great civilisation built a thriving metropolis in the heart of North America. It was larger than Paris and London at the time and was known as ...

Over a thousand years ago a great civilisation built a thriving metropolis in the heart of North America. It was larger than Paris and London at the time and was known as Cahokia. It's one of the best kept secrets of western archaeology, but using cutting-edge technologies, its mysteries are finally unravelled.

Treasures Decoded
46:02

Treasures Decoded: The Easter Island Heads

Season 2 Episode 2 The History Channel March 8, 2018

History

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each ...

Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure.

Treasures Decoded
46:43

Treasures Decoded: The Nefertiti Bust

Season 2 Episode 3 The History Channel March 15, 2018

History

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each ...

Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure. The extraordinary story behind one of the most famous images from the ancient world. Who was Queen Nefertiti? Who made the blue-crowned bust which turned her into a modern icon? Could the Nefertiti bust be a fake?

Treasures Decoded
46:36

Treasures Decoded: Blackbeard's Ship

Season 2 Episode 4 The History Channel November 23, 2017

History

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each ...

Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure. Off the coast of North Carolina, nautical archaeologists, historians and scientists study the artefacts of a 300-year-old shipwreck. Positively identified as Blackbeard's flagship, our investigators set about to uncover what the ship's remains can tell us about history's most notorious pirate.

Treasures Decoded
46:59

Treasures Decoded: The Ark of the Covenant

Season 2 Episode 5 The History Channel November 30, 2017

History

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each ...

Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure. The hunt for the truth about the most famous lost treasure of them all. Did the Ark of the Covenant really exist? What it did look like? What was the power that it was said to hold? What happened to it? Where is it now?

Treasures Decoded
45:14

Treasures Decoded: Search for the Holy Grail

Season 3 Episode 5 The History Channel April 10, 2020

History

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In 2014 historian Margarita Torres discovered two Arabic parchments hidden in an Egyptian library. The documents record 'The Cup of the Messiah' travelling from Jerusalem to ...

In 2014 historian Margarita Torres discovered two Arabic parchments hidden in an Egyptian library. The documents record 'The Cup of the Messiah' travelling from Jerusalem to Spain in the year 1055 as a gift to King Ferdinand of Leon. Examining an ornate chalice in Leon that once belonged to King Ferdinand's daughter, archaeologist Julian Henderson reveals that hidden behind the medieval gold embellishment is a simple onyx cup. Margarita Torres argues that this onyx cup is the one held by Jesus. Torres finds evidence to support her theory in a medieval painting of the Last Supper commissioned by King Ferdinand's daughter. The Arabic parchment contains a tantalising description; it says that the cup arrived in Spain with a piece missing.

Treasures Decoded
47:17

Treasures Decoded: The Spear of Destiny

Season 2 Episode 6 The History Channel December 7, 2017

History

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each ...

Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure. In a search that spans four countries and 20 centuries, we investigate the legend of the Spear of Destiny. First mentioned in the New Testament, the spear is said to have pierced the side of Jesus. Believed to have special powers, kings and conquerors from Charlemagne to Hitler tried to possess it.

Treasures of Ancient Egypt
51:45

Treasures of Ancient Egypt: The Birth of Art

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS September 14, 2014

history

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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In this epic, visually stunning adventure through Ancient Egypt, journalist and art critic Alastair Sooke tracks down the treasures of the longest-lasting civilisation in ...

In this epic, visually stunning adventure through Ancient Egypt, journalist and art critic Alastair Sooke tracks down the treasures of the longest-lasting civilisation in history, while uncovering the true story of their rise and fall throughout the ages.

Treasures of Ancient Egypt
51:37

Treasures of Ancient Egypt: The Golden Age

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS September 21, 2014

history

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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In this epic, visually stunning adventure through Ancient Egypt, journalist and art critic Alastair Sooke follows on from his hit series Treasures of Ancient Rome, tracking ...

In this epic, visually stunning adventure through Ancient Egypt, journalist and art critic Alastair Sooke follows on from his hit series Treasures of Ancient Rome, tracking down the treasures of the longest-lasting civilization in history and uncovering the true story of their rise and fall throughout the ages.

Treasures of Ancient Egypt
50:34

Treasures of Ancient Egypt: A New Dawn

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS September 28, 2014

history

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
In the final episode of the series, Alastair Sooke completes his search for thirty treasures that tell the epic story of Egyptian art.

In the final episode of the series, Alastair Sooke completes his search for thirty treasures that tell the epic story of Egyptian art.

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.