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.

Ancient Greece: Greatest Show On Earth
59:01

Ancient Greece: Greatest Show On Earth: Democrats

Season 1 Episode 1 Foxtel Arts April 2, 2016

Ancient history

Drama

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Classicist Michael Scott travels to Greece on a quest to find out how drama first began. In Athens, he discovers that the first stage plays were not so much story-telling as ...

Classicist Michael Scott travels to Greece on a quest to find out how drama first began. In Athens, he discovers that the first stage plays were not so much story-telling as reactions to real-life events, and deeply connected to democracy in the city.

Ancient Greece: Greatest Show On Earth
58:56

Ancient Greece: Greatest Show On Earth: Kings

Season 1 Episode 2 Foxtel Arts April 8, 2016

Ancient history

Drama

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Classicist Michael Scott looks at the prevalence of theatre throughout Greece as Athens began to decline during the fourth century BC, and how it conceived a new kind of ...

Classicist Michael Scott looks at the prevalence of theatre throughout Greece as Athens began to decline during the fourth century BC, and how it conceived a new kind of comedy that is still popular today.

Ancient Greece: Greatest Show On Earth
58:58

Ancient Greece: Greatest Show On Earth: Romans

Season 1 Episode 3 Foxtel Arts April 22, 2017

Ancient history

Drama

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Dr Michael Scott explores the role played by the Romans in the preservation of Greek drama, discovering how they adapted it to their own ends. Plus, he reveals how the empire ...

Dr Michael Scott explores the role played by the Romans in the preservation of Greek drama, discovering how they adapted it to their own ends. Plus, he reveals how the empire served as a vital link between modern drama and the plays of the ancient Greeks. With contributions by professors Matthew Leigh, Tim Whitmarsh and Gesine Manuwald.

Ancient Invisible Cities
50:47

Ancient Invisible Cities

Episode 1 SBS October 21, 2018

Ancient history

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Dr Michael Scott uses the latest 3D-scanning technology to reveal the historical secrets of Cairo and Ancient Egypt. He explores the first pyramid ever built at Saqqara, and ...

Dr Michael Scott uses the latest 3D-scanning technology to reveal the historical secrets of Cairo and Ancient Egypt. He explores the first pyramid ever built at Saqqara, and finds out how it helped inspire the Great Pyramid of Giza. The 3D scans confirm just how accurately the Great Pyramid was designed and constructed. Michael also investigates the sphinx to try to determine which pharaoh it represents.

Ancient Invisible Cities
50:45

Ancient Invisible Cities

Episode 2 SBS October 28, 2018

Ancient history

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Dr Michael Scott uses the latest 3D-scanning technology to reveal the historical secrets of ancient Athens. He tells the story of how it created the world's first democracy. ...

Dr Michael Scott uses the latest 3D-scanning technology to reveal the historical secrets of ancient Athens. He tells the story of how it created the world's first democracy. He begins his journey on the Acropolis where, in the late 6th century BC, the people of Athens overthrew a tyrant and set up the world's first democracy. There, he investigates a mysterious, asymmetrical temple called the Erechtheion that sits in the shadow of the world-famous Parthenon, and reveals it to be one of the most important buildings of Ancient Athens.

Ancient Invisible Cities
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Ancient Invisible Cities

Episode 3 SBS November 4, 2018

Ancient history

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Dr Michael Scott takes us on an extraordinary journey through the often invisible treasures of one of the greatest ancient cities in the world, Istanbul. But with many of the ...

Dr Michael Scott takes us on an extraordinary journey through the often invisible treasures of one of the greatest ancient cities in the world, Istanbul. But with many of the secrets of its cathedrals, aqueducts, and the Roman chariot-racing track out of sight or underground, he turns to the latest 3D-imaging technology. The scanning team helps us to see the city as no human eye ever could, peeling back the layers of history, showing how the city has had to reinvent itself over and over through its turbulent past.

Ancient Megacities
1:56:45

Ancient Megacities

SBS September 3, 2017

Ancient history

Design and technologies

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
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. He first journeys across stunning locations in Greece to find out how Athens gave birth to the idea of a city run by free citizens. Andrew then reveals how Rome surpassed all those cities from the ancient world that had gone before.

Ancient Megastructures
49:59

Ancient Megastructures: Chartres

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC February 2, 2010

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The story of Chartres, the most beautiful of all medieval cathedrals; the audacity of the man who dreamed it up and the men who achieved a feat which was thought impossible.

The story of Chartres, the most beautiful of all medieval cathedrals; the audacity of the man who dreamed it up and the men who achieved a feat which was thought impossible.

Ancient Megastructures
47:24

Ancient Megastructures: The Alhambra

Season 2 Episode 1 National Geographic September 10, 2016

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Ancient Megastructures
50:00

Ancient Megastructures: Colosseum

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC February 9, 2010

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The dramatic story behind the Colosseum in Ancient Rome: the men who created it and the men who fought and died within it.

The dramatic story behind the Colosseum in Ancient Rome: the men who created it and the men who fought and died within it.

Ancient Megastructures
47:49

Ancient Megastructures: Petra

Season 2 Episode 2 National Geographic September 17, 2016

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Ancient Megastructures
50:00

Ancient Megastructures: Pyramid

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC February 16, 2010

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The breathtaking engineering and organisation behind the Great Pyramid of Khufu, which was built to turn a Pharaoh into a god, and helped create the Egyptian state.

The breathtaking engineering and organisation behind the Great Pyramid of Khufu, which was built to turn a Pharaoh into a god, and helped create the Egyptian state.

Ancient Megastructures
45:56

Ancient Megastructures: St Paul's Cathedral

Season 2 Episode 3 National Geographic September 24, 2016

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
From the ashes of London's Great Fire in 1666 rises Christopher Wren's daring architectural vision. As England's first Baroque cathedral, St Paul's is an icon to rival the ...

From the ashes of London's Great Fire in 1666 rises Christopher Wren's daring architectural vision. As England's first Baroque cathedral, St Paul's is an icon to rival the grandeur of ancient Rome.

Ancient Megastructures
49:44

Ancient Megastructures: The Alhambra

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC February 23, 2010

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
This program brings to life the ingenious engineering solutions and treacherous political betrayals that gave birth to what is arguably the most perfect example of Moorish ...

This program brings to life the ingenious engineering solutions and treacherous political betrayals that gave birth to what is arguably the most perfect example of Moorish architecture in existence - The Alhambra.

Ancient Megastructures
46:46

Ancient Megastructures: Machu Picchu

Season 2 Episode 5 National Geographic June 1, 2017

Ancient history

Design and technologies

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Built using techniques that surpass modern ones, the temples, altars and residences of Machu Picchu have resisted torrential rains, landslides and earth tremors since being ...

Built using techniques that surpass modern ones, the temples, altars and residences of Machu Picchu have resisted torrential rains, landslides and earth tremors since being abandoned by the Incas.

Ancient Megastructures
50:00

Ancient Megastructures: St Paul's Cathedral

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC March 2, 2010

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
In 1666 a great fire engulfed the city of London destroying the magnificent cathedral of Old St Paul's. Architect, Christopher Wren, set out to raise a new cathedral from the ...

In 1666 a great fire engulfed the city of London destroying the magnificent cathedral of Old St Paul's. Architect, Christopher Wren, set out to raise a new cathedral from the ashes which soon became an iconic landmark of London.

Ancient Megastructures
49:55

Ancient Megastructures: Petra

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC March 9, 2010

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
We travel back through time to reveal how human resourcefulness and courageous endeavour would create one of the ancient world's most magnificent megastructures, the Khazneh.

We travel back through time to reveal how human resourcefulness and courageous endeavour would create one of the ancient world's most magnificent megastructures, the Khazneh.