Deep in a South African cave, an astounding discovery reveals clues to what made us human. Join a treacherous descent into this cave of spectacular and enigmatic finds, and discover their implications for the epic tale of evolution.
Archaeologists in the central Egyptian desert have made an extraordinary find: an ancient cemetery where 1,000 people from the Pharaoh's lost capital of Amarna are buried. Why did this great city only survive one generation before mysteriously vanishing from history?
Guided by astrophysicist Dr Thebe Medupe, a group of scientists engage in the first exploration of the scientific contents of the great manuscript archives of Timbuktu. As the ancient papers are in grave danger of being destroyed by the ravages of time, the team race against the clock to unlock the mysteries of this incredible library before this valuable history is lost forever in the sands of the Sahara.
Judas Iscariot is one of the most despised men in history - the disciple who hands over Jesus to the Jewish authorities and sets in motion events that lead to the crucifixion and resurrection. But why Judas betrays Jesus is one of the great unanswered Biblical questions. This episode re-examines the character of Judas as he is portrayed in the Gospels, and then contrast this story with text from a book that did not make it into the Bible - The Gospel of Judas.
In 2012 and again in 2015, Crossrail have unearthed human skulls during their engineering works in London. Since the 1800s, hundreds of skulls have been found in the city - it is one of the most intriguing mysteries of archaeology in London. In this documentary we meet researchers, archaeologists and other specialists to learn all about their current research and possible explanations for how and why so many skulls have been discovered.