Bronze Age mining conditions
3:48

Bronze Age mining conditions

Clip from Lost Worlds

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Neil Oliver visits an ancient copper mine at Great Orme, Wales, and demonstrates the conditions Bronze Age miners would have worked under.

Neil Oliver visits an ancient copper mine at Great Orme, Wales, and demonstrates the conditions Bronze Age miners would have worked under.

Building The Ancient City
59:05

Building The Ancient City

Episode 1 SBS November 8, 2015

Ancient history

Design and technologies

Geography

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.

Building The Ancient City
58:57

Building The Ancient City

Episode 2 SBS November 15, 2015

Ancient history

Design and technologies

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
In the final episode, Andrew takes us up ancient tower blocks, down early sewers, and above 2000-year-old harbour basins still filled with water, to find out. He'll reveal how ...

In the final episode, Andrew takes us up ancient tower blocks, down early sewers, and above 2000-year-old harbour basins still filled with water, to find out. He'll reveal how Rome surpassed all those cities from the ancient world that had gone before.

Building Wonders
23:20

Building Wonders: Stonehenge

Episode 2 The History Channel July 23, 2017

Design and technologies

Ancient history

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Archaeologist Julian Richards travels through the west of England to discover how some of Great Britain's most treasured structures were built. Using impressive CGI ...

Archaeologist Julian Richards travels through the west of England to discover how some of Great Britain's most treasured structures were built. Using impressive CGI techniques, the real locations and the builders' plans, he takes us inside the minds of original architects, designers and builders to explore the detail of six great iconic endeavours, helping us to understand the motives and inspiration that went into their building. From the precision of Stonehenge; the shafts of the Box Tunnel and the sleek, blue print lines of Concorde he discovers that those who built these vast constructs all shared a common goal: a driving vision to create something with a lasting impression.

Carthage: The Roman Holocaust
48:54

Carthage: The Roman Holocaust

Episode 1 The History Channel May 28, 2011

Ancient history

Civics and citizenship

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A century and a half before Christ, Rome, the young ambitious superpower, rocked the ancient Mediterranean world by annihilating Carthage, a superb metropolis on the coast of ...

A century and a half before Christ, Rome, the young ambitious superpower, rocked the ancient Mediterranean world by annihilating Carthage, a superb metropolis on the coast of North Africa and the capital of a great empire, in an unrelenting holocaust. Cambridge historian Dr Richard Miles traces one of history's darkest and most compelling stories; the superpower rivalry that radically transformed the ancient world.

Carthage: The Roman Holocaust
48:46

Carthage: The Roman Holocaust

Episode 2 The History Channel June 4, 2011

Ancient history

Civics and citizenship

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In the second and final program of the series Cambridge University historian, Richard Miles, reveals the truth about the Carthaginians, the remarkable and forgotten people.

In the second and final program of the series Cambridge University historian, Richard Miles, reveals the truth about the Carthaginians, the remarkable and forgotten people.

Carthage's Lost Warriors
53:24

Carthage's Lost Warriors

SBS May 4, 2014

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
146 BC: Carthage, the proud capital of the vast Carthaginian Empire, is ablaze. Marauding Romans are mercilessly slaughtering and pillaging. Any survivors face a terrifying ...

146 BC: Carthage, the proud capital of the vast Carthaginian Empire, is ablaze. Marauding Romans are mercilessly slaughtering and pillaging. Any survivors face a terrifying fate as slaves on Roman galleys or in their quarries. Escaping the bloody carnage is impossible...or is it? Could some of the once-mighty Carthaginians have got away? And even more incredibly - could they have turned west on an epic journey across the vast Atlantic Ocean to new shores?

Celtic art and decorated weapons
3:29

Celtic art and decorated weapons

Clip from Lost Worlds

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Neil Oliver examines the Battersea Shield and Kirkburn Sword as examples of Celtic art in Iron Age Britain.

Neil Oliver examines the Battersea Shield and Kirkburn Sword as examples of Celtic art in Iron Age Britain.

Celtic language
3:14

Celtic language

Clip from Lost Worlds

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Neil Oliver meets linguist Paul Russell and discuss how traces of Celtic language exist in modern languages, and what those ancient dialects might sound like.

Neil Oliver meets linguist Paul Russell and discuss how traces of Celtic language exist in modern languages, and what those ancient dialects might sound like.

Celtic symbols of power
3:06

Celtic symbols of power

Clip from Lost Worlds

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Neil Oliver examines torcs and coins and argues that they represent the growing power of kings and transferable symbols of the state.

Neil Oliver examines torcs and coins and argues that they represent the growing power of kings and transferable symbols of the state.

China: Treasures Of The Jade Empire
46:42

China: Treasures Of The Jade Empire

SBS February 7, 2016

Visual arts

Ancient history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
China is famous for its Terracotta Army. Every day thousands of visitors pack out the Mausoleum of the First Emperor to try and catch a glimpse of these illustrious figures. ...

China is famous for its Terracotta Army. Every day thousands of visitors pack out the Mausoleum of the First Emperor to try and catch a glimpse of these illustrious figures. What most people don't know is that just 20 miles away is another 8000-strong terracotta army.

China's Megatomb Revealed
1:28:00

China's Megatomb Revealed

SBS February 18, 2018

Ancient history

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
This video has closed captioning
Nat Geo explorer Albert Lin takes viewers into the tomb of China's first emperor and unearths the terrible secrets that lie hidden with the Terracotta Warriors. Will the ...

Nat Geo explorer Albert Lin takes viewers into the tomb of China's first emperor and unearths the terrible secrets that lie hidden with the Terracotta Warriors. Will the glittering and grim treasures that we are about to uncover rewrite history?

City Beneath The Waves - Pavlopetri
50:06

City Beneath The Waves - Pavlopetri

SBS September 16, 2012

Ancient history

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Just off the southern coast of mainland Greece lies Pavlopetri, the oldest submerged city in the world. It thrived for 2000 years during the time that saw the birth of western ...

Just off the southern coast of mainland Greece lies Pavlopetri, the oldest submerged city in the world. It thrived for 2000 years during the time that saw the birth of western civilisation. An international team of experts is using cutting-edge technology to prise age-old secrets from the complex of streets and stone buildings that lie less than five metres below the surface of the ocean. State-of-the-art CGI helps to raise the city from the seabed, revealing for the first time in 3,500 years how Pavlopetri would once have looked and operated.

Civilisation Lost
47:46

Civilisation Lost

The History Channel July 16, 2016

Earth and environment

Ancient history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Today, tsunamis kill thousands and wipe out everything in their path. Earthquakes destroy entire cities and towns and hurricanes tear across the landscape, leaving hundreds ...

Today, tsunamis kill thousands and wipe out everything in their path. Earthquakes destroy entire cities and towns and hurricanes tear across the landscape, leaving hundreds dead and thousands more displaced. Are such disasters capable of wiping out all traces of human existence - including art, architecture, and technology? Evidence suggests that it is not only possible but that it has happened over and over again. In recent years, scientists have found evidence of ancient and once thriving cultures thousands of years older than any believed possible. But what happened to them? How did they disappear? And could it all happen again? Is it possible that a cataclysmic event, such as a meteor, tsunami, or volcano, wiped out societies thousands of years ago? Could wars or epidemics have destroyed evidence of early cultures? Or did climate change cause millions of ancient people to disappear? Could we survive a similar event? Or is it possible that our present day civilisation could be washed away, leaving behind little to no evidence it existed?

Cleopatra
48:33

Cleopatra

ABC October 21, 2010

Ancient history

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Cleopatra is one of the greatest icons in history. The last Queen of Egypt, she was mythologised for her beauty, her love affairs, and her suicide. Now a remarkable discovery ...

Cleopatra is one of the greatest icons in history. The last Queen of Egypt, she was mythologised for her beauty, her love affairs, and her suicide. Now a remarkable discovery reveals the darker side of history's great queen. This story reveals a tale of sibling rivalry, lust, incest, murder and power that destroyed an empire.

Cleopatra
1:16:32

Cleopatra

The History Channel September 17, 2016

Ancient history

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Cleopatra's story is a great romantic tale we think we all know. A beautiful Egyptian Queen who bewitches the two most powerful Romans of her day, Julius Caesar and Marc ...

Cleopatra's story is a great romantic tale we think we all know. A beautiful Egyptian Queen who bewitches the two most powerful Romans of her day, Julius Caesar and Marc Antony. It has tragedy, glamour and passion, all played out on a world stage. But the myth conceals a much more intriguing tale that is as much about power, politics and spin as it is about romance. Cleopatra harboured ambitions to rule a great empire. In partnership with her lover Antony, she fought a cataclysmic battle against Octavian - later Augustus - for the future of the Roman world. Ultimately Cleopatra and Antony lost, and thus her story has always been told through the prism of vicious Roman propaganda. But behind Rome's spin lies a more complex person, rather than being the dangerous femme fatale of legend, she was a highly educated and cultured woman of great charm and fairly plain looking. And rather than being an exotic oriental, she was in fact Greek, a descendent of one of Alexander the Great's generals. Through expert interviews, dramatic reconstruction and location shooting, this film tells her remarkable story.

Cleopatra
45:16

Cleopatra

Episode 1 The History Channel September 4, 2017

Ancient history

7-8
9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Cleopatra - a queen, a seductress, a living goddess with a reputation that became legendary - we reveal the reasons why Cleopatra's name still resonates through the centuries. ...

Cleopatra - a queen, a seductress, a living goddess with a reputation that became legendary - we reveal the reasons why Cleopatra's name still resonates through the centuries. With sumptuous drama reconstruction and evidence from key experts including Bettany Hughes, Chris Naunton and Robert Steven Bianchi, we tell the true story behind Egypt's most famous ruler. How she survived a murderous and incestuous dynasty, secured her future by seducing the greatest leader Rome had ever seen, and how her eventual fall from grace and ultimate death meant history would never forget her. This is the story of the real Cleopatra.

Cleopatra
45:09

Cleopatra

Episode 2 The History Channel September 11, 2017

Ancient history

7-8
9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Cleopatra - a queen, a seductress, a living Goddess with a reputation that became legendary. We reveal the reasons why Cleopatra's name still resonates through the centuries. ...

Cleopatra - a queen, a seductress, a living Goddess with a reputation that became legendary. We reveal the reasons why Cleopatra's name still resonates through the centuries. With sumptuous drama reconstruction and evidence from key experts including Bettany Hughes, Dr Chris Naunton and Dr Robert Steven Bianchi, we tell the true story behind Egypt's most famous ruler. How she survived a murderous and incestuous dynasty, secured her future by seducing the greatest leader Rome had ever seen and how her eventual fall from grace and ultimate death meant history would never forget her. This is the story of the real Cleopatra.