Lost Kingdoms of South America
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Lost Kingdoms of South America: Lands of Gold

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS October 13, 2013

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Through the mountains and jungles of Colombia, archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper goes in search of the truth behind one of the greatest stories ever told: the legend of El Dorado.

Through the mountains and jungles of Colombia, archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper goes in search of the truth behind one of the greatest stories ever told: the legend of El Dorado.

Bog Bodies
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Bog Bodies

Episode 7 SBS July 9, 2017

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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.

The Ancient Life
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The Ancient Life: Beneath The Great Pyramid

Episode 1 The History Channel September 16, 2016

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Join host Brit Eaton as he travels thousands of years back in time, exploring the monuments of Giza and journeys down the magnificent Nile.

Join host Brit Eaton as he travels thousands of years back in time, exploring the monuments of Giza and journeys down the magnificent Nile.

Treasures Decoded
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Treasures Decoded: The Ark of the Covenant

Season 2 Episode 5 The History Channel November 30, 2017

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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
47:09

Treasures Decoded: The Great Pyramid

Season 2 Episode 1 The History Channel March 3, 2018

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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.

Secrets of Tutankhamun's Treasures
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Secrets of Tutankhamun's Treasures

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS January 21, 2018

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There's more to Tutankhamun's iconic treasures than meets the eye. New evidence suggests the tomb's stunning contents were meant for someone else. But who is more deserving of ...

There's more to Tutankhamun's iconic treasures than meets the eye. New evidence suggests the tomb's stunning contents were meant for someone else. But who is more deserving of such opulence than Egypt's most famous king? Tutankhamun's legendary death mask is arguably the greatest treasure in history, found on the head of the king's mummified remains. Yet the mask betrays more than the king's wealth. Discrepancies between the mask and the head piece have led Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves at the University of Arizona to theorise that the mask wasn't intended for Tutankhamun, but remodelled for him. The presence of earring holes suggests it was originally intended for a woman. Now it's time to put this theory to the test. The focus turns to two tiny babies that were buried with Egypt’s boy king 3000 years ago, and could hold the key to finally unravelling the twisted web of his family. With a revolutionary DNA study, disease testing and forensic bone analysis, the program uncovers the inbred world of Tutankhamun’s dynasty. It unravels the claims that the boy king was plagued with hereditary diseases, and finally identifies the twist of biological fate that killed the two tiny royals. The show also reveals how their deaths changed the course of Egyptian history, leading to the beginning of an entirely new regime.

Empresses of Ancient Rome
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Empresses of Ancient Rome

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS January 3, 2016

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Professor Catharine Edwards explores the dramatic lives of two women at the heart of power in 1st-century imperial Rome. One is Messalina, whose scandalous reputation lives on ...

Professor Catharine Edwards explores the dramatic lives of two women at the heart of power in 1st-century imperial Rome. One is Messalina, whose scandalous reputation lives on 2,000 years after her bloody and dramatic death. The other is Agrippina - sister of Caligula, wife of Claudius and mother of Nero - an extraordinary woman who was not only a skilled and ambitious politician but also a murderer and ultimately a murder victim.

Treasures Decoded
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Treasures Decoded: America's Hidden Pyramid City

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS May 17, 2018

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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.

Ultimate Tutankhamun
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Ultimate Tutankhamun

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS September 27, 2015

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Few Egyptian pharaohs have captivated the world, or been as shrouded in mystery, as King Tutankhamun. Three thousand years after his rule, the exact circumstances behind his ...

Few Egyptian pharaohs have captivated the world, or been as shrouded in mystery, as King Tutankhamun. Three thousand years after his rule, the exact circumstances behind his death remain unclear. Ultimate Tutankhamun investigates 90 years' worth of evidence to offer the most comprehensive picture of an iconic Egyptian pharaoh. World renowned archaeologists are taking a 21st century approach to ancient history, conducting a forensic investigation into Tutankhamen's cause of death.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: Secret Cities Of The Amazon

SBS February 14, 2010

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Over the centuries, explorers traded tales of a lost civilization and a 'City of Gold' amid the dense Amazonian rainforest. Scientists dismissed the legends as exaggerations, ...

Over the centuries, explorers traded tales of a lost civilization and a 'City of Gold' amid the dense Amazonian rainforest. Scientists dismissed the legends as exaggerations, believing that the rainforest could not sustain such a huge population - until now.

Lost Worlds
51:54

Lost Worlds: Secrets Of The First Emperor

SBS2 May 7, 2010

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The amazing army of terracotta soldiers is Qin Shi Huangdi's most widely known legacy. This documentary looks at how he created the greatest empire of antiquity, planned the ...

The amazing army of terracotta soldiers is Qin Shi Huangdi's most widely known legacy. This documentary looks at how he created the greatest empire of antiquity, planned the first Great Wall, and built the largest burial site in the world. But at what cost?

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
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Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The Minstrel

Season 1 Episode 4 BBC Knowledge February 8, 2010

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Supposedly wandering gaily from town to town, medieval minstrels are written off as an ineffectual part of history. In reality showbiz could be risky and these entertainers ...

Supposedly wandering gaily from town to town, medieval minstrels are written off as an ineffectual part of history. In reality showbiz could be risky and these entertainers often found themselves involved in wars and politics.

Lost Worlds
52:59

Lost Worlds: The Bible's Buried Secrets

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS

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A fascinating two-part series that presents the latest archaeological scholarship from the Holy Land as it explores the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the ...

A fascinating two-part series that presents the latest archaeological scholarship from the Holy Land as it explores the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Old Testament. The program tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies: Where did the ancient Israelites come from? Who wrote the Bible, when, and why? And how did the worship of one God emerge?

Lost Worlds
49:43

Lost Worlds: The Roman Empire: The Legions Of Rome

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 August 17, 2010

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In the year 100 AD, the Roman Empire was at the peak of its power; it had conquered the whole of the Mediterranean, and, for the last 60 years, its legions had occupied Great ...

In the year 100 AD, the Roman Empire was at the peak of its power; it had conquered the whole of the Mediterranean, and, for the last 60 years, its legions had occupied Great Britain. 'Pax Romana' or 'Roman Peace' ruled the land. Everywhere glorious cities, bridges and aqueducts stood, yet this Roman peace would only be enjoyed for another 60 years. The Roman Empire reveals how an empire, which seemed destined to rule for 1000 years, would soon be swept away by barbarian hordes.

A History Of Ancient Britain
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A History Of Ancient Britain: Age Of Ice

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS January 8, 2012

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A voyage of discovery through the world of prehistoric Britain, from the glacial wasteland of 12,000 BC to the glories of the Stone Age. Tapping into the latest scientific ...

A voyage of discovery through the world of prehistoric Britain, from the glacial wasteland of 12,000 BC to the glories of the Stone Age. Tapping into the latest scientific detective work and experimental archaeology, historian Neil Oliver uncovers how our ancestors emerged from the last ice age; how agriculture really came to Britain; and the tipping points that changed the course of history.

A History Of Ancient Britain
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A History Of Ancient Britain: Orkney's Stone Age Temple

Season 2 Episode 1 SBS July 22, 2012

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Neil Oliver explores the discovery of a lifetime, a newly-discovered 5,000-year-old temple complex on the Orkney Islands. Built 500 years before the iconic monument of ...

Neil Oliver explores the discovery of a lifetime, a newly-discovered 5,000-year-old temple complex on the Orkney Islands. Built 500 years before the iconic monument of Stonehenge, the temple site is opening new windows onto the beliefs of Neolithic people, turning the map of ancient Britain upside down.

Lost Worlds
51:20

Lost Worlds: Civilisations: The Soul Of The Dragon

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 October 19, 2010

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A new documentary series that explores four great ancient civilisations: China, Egypt, India and Mesopotamia. Each of these early civilisations was located on four of the ...

A new documentary series that explores four great ancient civilisations: China, Egypt, India and Mesopotamia. Each of these early civilisations was located on four of the world's great rivers - the Yellow River, the Nile, the Indus, and the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. All these rivers were home to human societies that made their mark on their landscapes and yielded crucial discoveries.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: The Bible Unearthed: The Kings

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS2 May 3, 2011

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This episode returns to the history of the Israelite nation as recorded in the Bible. Moses entrusts the conquest of Canaan to Joshua, who led Israel into battle. At the time ...

This episode returns to the history of the Israelite nation as recorded in the Bible. Moses entrusts the conquest of Canaan to Joshua, who led Israel into battle. At the time of a thunder storm, the tribes of Israel take possession of Canaan - the 'Promised Land' - and settle there. The archaeological investigation in this episode contradicts the biblical account.