Viking enthusiasts move boat on land
2:26

Viking enthusiasts move boat on land

Clip from The Vikings

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
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Neil Oliver joins Russian Viking enthusiasts as they roll a longboat along land to get to a river.

Neil Oliver joins Russian Viking enthusiasts as they roll a longboat along land to get to a river.

Viking warriors, religion and heroic deaths
3:43

Viking warriors, religion and heroic deaths

Clip from The Vikings

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
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Neil Oliver examines possessions discovered with at the Repton Viking Warrior burial site, and discusses the relationship between these objects, Viking religion and their ...

Neil Oliver examines possessions discovered with at the Repton Viking Warrior burial site, and discusses the relationship between these objects, Viking religion and their approach to warfare.

Vikings mark conversion to Christianity
2:54

Vikings mark conversion to Christianity

Clip from The Vikings

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Neil Oliver visits the Jelling Monument, established by King Harald Bluetooth to mark Denmark's conversion to Christianity.

Neil Oliver visits the Jelling Monument, established by King Harald Bluetooth to mark Denmark's conversion to Christianity.

Walking the Nile
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Walking the Nile

Season 1 Episode 4 BBC Knowledge December 28, 2016

Geography

Ancient history

Intercultural Understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Lev faces his last 900 miles, through Egypt, where he treks through areas that are a stronghold for the Muslim Brotherhood opposition group, and enjoys the hospitality of ...

Lev faces his last 900 miles, through Egypt, where he treks through areas that are a stronghold for the Muslim Brotherhood opposition group, and enjoys the hospitality of farmers and villagers.

What Destroyed Rome
47:40

What Destroyed Rome

The History Channel June 4, 2010

Ancient history

Civics and citizenship

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The Great Fire of Rome was the single most destructive force ever encountered by the Roman Empire, lasting nine days and leaving 10 of Rome's 14 districts burnt beyond ...

The Great Fire of Rome was the single most destructive force ever encountered by the Roman Empire, lasting nine days and leaving 10 of Rome's 14 districts burnt beyond recognition. The emperor Nero was widely believed to have started the fire as a means of destroying his aristocratic adversaries and clearing space for his Golden Palace. Unfortunately, he did not live long enough to see his divine vision realised. He bowed under the pressure of public condemnation and probable punishment, and committed suicide. Two thousand years later, vital questions surrounding the fire remain unanswered. Was the fire an act of arson or an accident, and who really started it?

When The Egyptians Sailed On The Red Sea
52:25

When The Egyptians Sailed On The Red Sea

SBS September 23, 2010

Design and technologies

Ancient history

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Archaeologists lead a team rebuilding an ancient Egyptian ship which they believe sailed on the open sea.

Archaeologists lead a team rebuilding an ancient Egyptian ship which they believe sailed on the open sea.

Why Ancient Egypt Fell
47:32

Why Ancient Egypt Fell

ABC January 26, 2010

Ancient history

Civics and citizenship

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
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In 2100 BC the Old Kingdom, the pyramid building kingdom of Egypt, was at the height of its powers, then suddenly in a few years the civilisation collapsed. Two archaeologists ...

In 2100 BC the Old Kingdom, the pyramid building kingdom of Egypt, was at the height of its powers, then suddenly in a few years the civilisation collapsed. Two archaeologists investigate the cause of the collapse.

World's First Computer
53:16

World's First Computer

The History Channel May 24, 2013

Design and technologies

Science

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
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In 1901, a group of divers excavating an ancient shipwreck near the island of Antikythera, off the southern coast of Greece, found a mysterious object. The 2000-year-old ...

In 1901, a group of divers excavating an ancient shipwreck near the island of Antikythera, off the southern coast of Greece, found a mysterious object. The 2000-year-old object, no bigger than a modern laptop, is now regarded as the world's oldest computer, devised to show the positions of the Sun, Moon and planets, as well as to predict eclipses and calculate the timing of the ancient Olympics. This fascinating film follows the efforts of an international team of scientists to uncover the secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism? using the latest advanced technologies to reveal surprising and awe-inspiring details about a mystifying and profoundly important object.

World's Oldest Child
49:57

World's Oldest Child

SBS August 25, 2013

Ancient history

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A Moroccan skull, more than one hundred thousand years old, is revealed to be that of a six-year-old child. Dental examinations confirm that the child lived and died well ...

A Moroccan skull, more than one hundred thousand years old, is revealed to be that of a six-year-old child. Dental examinations confirm that the child lived and died well before the founding of modern religion, the construction of Egypt's pyramids and even the advent of agriculture.