Ancient Worlds
50:20

Ancient Worlds: The Age Of Iron

Season 1 Episode 2 BBC Knowledge June 21, 2011

Ancient history

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

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11-12
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Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles looks at the winners, losers and survivors of the great Bronze Age collapse, a regional catastrophe that wiped out the hard-won ...

Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles looks at the winners, losers and survivors of the great Bronze Age collapse, a regional catastrophe that wiped out the hard-won achievements of civilisation in the eastern Mediterranean about 3,000 years ago. In the new age of iron, civilisation would re-emerge, tempered in the flames of conflict, tougher and more resilient than ever before.

Ancient Worlds
52:00

Ancient Worlds: The Greek Thing

Season 1 Episode 3 BBC Knowledge June 28, 2011

Ancient history

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
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Richard Miles explores the power and the paradox of the Greek Thing; - a blossoming in art, philosophy and science that went hand in hand with political discord, social ...

Richard Miles explores the power and the paradox of the Greek Thing; - a blossoming in art, philosophy and science that went hand in hand with political discord, social injustice and endless war. He paints a fascinating picture of the internal and external pressures that fuelled this unique political and social experiment, one that would pioneer many of the political systems that we still live with today, from oligarchy to tyranny, from totalitarianism to democracy.

Ancient Worlds
51:38

Ancient Worlds: Return Of The King

Season 1 Episode 4 BBC Knowledge July 5, 2011

Ancient history

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
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Alexander the Great united the Greek city-states and built the largest empire in history. Richard discovers that it was his successors who had to make sense of the legacy he left.

Alexander the Great united the Greek city-states and built the largest empire in history. Richard discovers that it was his successors who had to make sense of the legacy he left.

Ancient Worlds
51:59

Ancient Worlds: The Republic Of Virtue

Season 1 Episode 5 BBC Knowledge July 12, 2011

Ancient history

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
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How did an insignificant cluster of Latin hill villages on the edge of the civilised world become the greatest empire the world has known? In the fifth programme of the ...

How did an insignificant cluster of Latin hill villages on the edge of the civilised world become the greatest empire the world has known? In the fifth programme of the series, archaeologist and historian Richard Miles examines the phenomenon of the Roman Republic, from its fratricidal mythical beginnings, with the legend of Romulus and Remus, to the all too real violence of its end, dragged to destruction by war lords like Pompey the Great and Julius Caesar.

Ancient Worlds
51:50

Ancient Worlds: City Of Man, City Of God

Season 1 Episode 6 BBC Knowledge July 19, 2011

Ancient history

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
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In the last of the series, archaeologist and historian Richard Miles examines the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. At the height of its power, the Roman Empire extended the ...

In the last of the series, archaeologist and historian Richard Miles examines the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. At the height of its power, the Roman Empire extended the benefits of its civilisation to a 60 million citizens and subjects in a swathe of territory that extended from Hadrian's Wall to the banks of the Euphrates. Even under the rule of mad, bad and dangerous emperors, the imperial system proved to be robust, buttressed by the support of elite families in the far-flung corners of the empire whose loyalty was ensured by a system of cultural aspiration, economic opportunity and military coercion.

Angkor Rediscovered
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Angkor Rediscovered

SBS August 23, 2015

Ancient history

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
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How did Angkor become the largest 13th century city ever built? Using the most sophisticated technologies in conjunction with research focusing on statues, casts, and ...

How did Angkor become the largest 13th century city ever built? Using the most sophisticated technologies in conjunction with research focusing on statues, casts, and documents handed down by Louis Delaporte - one of the first explorers of Angkor in the 19th century - researchers have been able to uncover how Khmer temples operated, the meaning of their architecture, and how the capital of the Empire grew to become the largest city in the world at the end of the 13th century.

Archaeologist examines Viking bones
2:00

Archaeologist examines Viking bones

Clip from The Vikings

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
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Neil Oliver meets archaeologist Lindsey Simpson, who explains how Vikings in Ireland can be identified by their grave sites and how their bones have worn.

Neil Oliver meets archaeologist Lindsey Simpson, who explains how Vikings in Ireland can be identified by their grave sites and how their bones have worn.

Architects of the Ancient World
44:13

Architects of the Ancient World

National Geographic September 27, 2018

Design and technologies

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
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Throughout human history, architecture has served to showcase power, express meaning and keep secrets. Now, thousands of years later, modern scientists are working to uncover ...

Throughout human history, architecture has served to showcase power, express meaning and keep secrets. Now, thousands of years later, modern scientists are working to uncover the truth behind these mysterious structures.

Artefacts reveal extent of early Viking travels
2:57

Artefacts reveal extent of early Viking travels

Clip from The Vikings

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
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Neil Oliver studies the Helgo Treasure in Stockholm as evidence of the extent of the Vikings' travels, including a bishop's staff from Ireland, a ladle from Africa and a ...

Neil Oliver studies the Helgo Treasure in Stockholm as evidence of the extent of the Vikings' travels, including a bishop's staff from Ireland, a ladle from Africa and a Buddha statue from India.

Atlantis Rising
1:33:42

Atlantis Rising

SBS February 11, 2018

History

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
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Executive produced by James Cameron this is a detective thriller following clues left behind in photographs, manuscripts and artefacts all over the world in an attempt to ...

Executive produced by James Cameron this is a detective thriller following clues left behind in photographs, manuscripts and artefacts all over the world in an attempt to discover the true resting place of the lost city of Atlantis.

Black Pharaohs: Empire of Gold
44:07

Black Pharaohs: Empire of Gold

National Geographic September 15, 2018

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
It's a land of pyramids, gold, and ancient treasure, but it's not Egypt - it's the Sudan. Now, archaeologists are using every means possible in their search for clues about ...

It's a land of pyramids, gold, and ancient treasure, but it's not Egypt - it's the Sudan. Now, archaeologists are using every means possible in their search for clues about this long-neglected culture.

Bog Bodies
45:35

Bog Bodies

Episode 7 SBS July 9, 2017

History

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
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In 1950, three Danish farmers came across a grizzly find: a body, buried in a peat bog. It was a murder that took place over 2000 years ago. The victim was named Tollund Man, ...

In 1950, three Danish farmers came across a grizzly find: a body, buried in a peat bog. It was a murder that took place over 2000 years ago. The victim was named Tollund Man, and is a Bog Body, a naturally mummified corpse buried in a peat bog during Europe's Iron Age. From Ireland to Russia, hundreds of Bog Bodies have been discovered in these soggy environments on the margins of civilisation.

Britain's Ancient Capital
51:25

Britain's Ancient Capital: Part 2

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel October 1, 2018

Ancient history

Geography

9-10
11-12
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Orkney - seven miles off the coast of Scotland, and cut off by the tumultuous Pentland Firth, the fastest-flowing tidal race in Europe - is often viewed as being remote. ...

Orkney - seven miles off the coast of Scotland, and cut off by the tumultuous Pentland Firth, the fastest-flowing tidal race in Europe - is often viewed as being remote. However it is one of the treasure troves of archaeology in Britain, and recent discoveries there are turning the Stone Age map of Britain upside down. Rather than an outpost at the edge of the world, recent finds suggest an extraordinary theory - that Orkney was the cultural capital of our ancient world and the origin of the stone circle cult which culminated in Stonehenge. In this episode, Andy and some local seafaring volunteers build a boat made of just willow and cow hide and set out to cross the dangerous Pentland Firth as the ancient Orcadians would have done. Neil investigates the extraordinary discovery of some human bones, Chris goes in search of whales, and Shini uncovers the powers of the tides.

Britain's Ancient Capital
50:37

Britain's Ancient Capital: Part 3

Season 1 Episode 3 The History Channel October 8, 2018

Ancient history

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Orkney - seven miles off the coast of Scotland, and cut off by the tumultuous Pentland Firth, the fastest-flowing tidal race in Europe - is often viewed as being remote. ...

Orkney - seven miles off the coast of Scotland, and cut off by the tumultuous Pentland Firth, the fastest-flowing tidal race in Europe - is often viewed as being remote. However it is one of the treasure troves of archaeology in Britain, and recent discoveries there are turning the Stone Age map of Britain upside down. Rather than an outpost at the edge of the world, recent finds suggest an extraordinary theory - that Orkney was the cultural capital of our ancient world and the origin of the stone circle cult which culminated in Stonehenge. In this episode, Andy dives below the waves in search of the inspiration for the first stone circle, Chris and Neil spend the night on an abandoned island as they hunt for clues as to why cultures change, Shini tests the technology behind a Bronze Age sauna, and the archaeologists uncover a remarkable find.

Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney
49:48

Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney: Part 1

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel September 24, 2018

Ancient history

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Orkney - seven miles off the coast of Scotland and cut off by the tumultuous Pentland Firth, the fastest flowing tidal race in Europe - is often viewed as being remote. But ...

Orkney - seven miles off the coast of Scotland and cut off by the tumultuous Pentland Firth, the fastest flowing tidal race in Europe - is often viewed as being remote. But recent discoveries there are turning the Stone Age map of Britain upside down. Rather than an outpost at the edge of the world, recent finds suggest an extraordinary theory - that Orkney was the cultural capital of our ancient world and the origin of the stone circle cult which culminated in Stonehenge. In this series, Neil Oliver, Chris Packham, Andy Torbet and Dr Shini Somara join hundreds of archaeologists from around the world who have gathered there to investigate at one of Europe's biggest digs. Chris Packham uncovers the secrets revealed by the DNA of Orkney's unique vole, Neil Oliver explores Orkney's tombs and monuments, Dr Shini Somara experiments to discover how the Orcadians could have moved giant blocks of stone over rough ground, and archaeological adventurer Andy Torbet climbs Orkney's most challenging sea-stack to unlock the story of Orkney's unusual geology.

Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney
50:27

Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel October 16, 2017

Ancient history

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Orkney - seven miles off the coast of Scotland, and cut off by the tumultuous Pentland Firth, the fastest-flowing tidal race in Europe - is often viewed as being remote. ...

Orkney - seven miles off the coast of Scotland, and cut off by the tumultuous Pentland Firth, the fastest-flowing tidal race in Europe - is often viewed as being remote. However it is one of the treasure troves of archaeology in Britain, and recent discoveries there are turning the Stone Age map of Britain upside down. Rather than an outpost at the edge of the world, recent finds suggest an extraordinary theory - that Orkney was the cultural capital of our ancient world and the origin of the stone circle cult which culminated in Stonehenge. In this episode, Andy and some local seafaring volunteers build a boat made of just willow and cow hide and set out to cross the dangerous Pentland Firth as the ancient Orcadians would have done. Neil investigates the extraordinary discovery of some human bones, Chris goes in search of whales, and Shini uncovers the powers of the tides.

Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney
50:26

Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney

Season 1 Episode 3 The History Channel October 16, 2017

Ancient history

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Orkney - seven miles off the coast of Scotland, and cut off by the tumultuous Pentland Firth, the fastest-flowing tidal race in Europe - is often viewed as being remote. ...

Orkney - seven miles off the coast of Scotland, and cut off by the tumultuous Pentland Firth, the fastest-flowing tidal race in Europe - is often viewed as being remote. However it is one of the treasure troves of archaeology in Britain, and recent discoveries there are turning the Stone Age map of Britain upside down. Rather than an outpost at the edge of the world, recent finds suggest an extraordinary theory - that Orkney was the cultural capital of our ancient world and the origin of the stone circle cult which culminated in Stonehenge. In this episode, Andy dives below the waves in search of the inspiration for the first stone circle, Chris and Neil spend the night on an abandoned island as they hunt for clues as to why cultures change, Shini tests the technology behind a Bronze Age sauna, and the archaeologists uncover a remarkable find.

Britain's Pompeii
58:58

Britain's Pompeii

SBS April 30, 2017

Ancient history

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
A team of archaeologists are excavating an ancient village in Cambridgeshire, England known as 'The British Pompeii', that has transformed history's picture of life in Bronze ...

A team of archaeologists are excavating an ancient village in Cambridgeshire, England known as 'The British Pompeii', that has transformed history's picture of life in Bronze Age Britain. Inside perfectly preserved roundhouses, the team has discovered everything from Britain's oldest wheel to swords used in battle. The biggest revelation was proof of technology needed to produce cloth which was never before seen in Britain and proved these villagers' lives were anything but primitive. But behind all the incredible revelations is a mystery. The village is perfectly preserved because it burned to the ground. Was it a terrible accident or a deliberate act of violence? To try and solve this mystery, the team plots the progress of the fire, looks for signs of battle on the swords found around the site and questions if this wealthy village was simply abandoned.