Blackbeard: Real Pirate of the Caribbean

Blackbeard: Real Pirate of the Caribbean

The History Channel  |  December 29, 2018

This documentary utilises CSI archaeology to sift through concrete evidence and remains - reconstructing pirate life on land and at sea. Some of the 2000 artefacts found on Blackbeard's original ship come under investigation, as well as the remains of the village where he lived. High-tech ballistics and CGI fight simulation show the tactics and realities of sea battle. What is reputedly Blackbeard's actual skull is used for CAD facial reconstruction. This evolves into a complete reconstruction of the terrifying warrior image he created for himself: his infamous beard, the ribbons with which he twined it together and the fuses tucked into them to which he would set fire as he leapt aboard an enemy ship.

This documentary utilises CSI archaeology to sift through concrete evidence and remains - reconstructing pirate life on land and at sea. Some of the 2000 artefacts found on Blackbeard's original ship come under investigation, as well as the remains of the village where he lived. High-tech ballistics and CGI fight simulation show the tactics and realities of sea battle. What is reputedly Blackbeard's actual skull is used for CAD facial reconstruction. This evolves into a complete reconstruction of the terrifying warrior image he created for himself: his infamous beard, the ribbons with which he twined it together and the fuses tucked into them to which he would set fire as he leapt aboard an enemy ship.

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