A fascinating and energetic history lesson with a team of expert scientists digs deep into the trenches of America's most intriguing archaeological sites. The team use their expert skills and the latest high-tech tools to uncover the buried secrets of their assigned dig. This week, it's Roanoke Island North Carolina, where the first hardy and hopeful colonists were sent from England to make a go of it in the New World.
Explores the life of Heron of Alexandria, the most brilliant and prolific inventor in the ancient world. His 'miracle machines' included automatic doors and suspended spheres, mechanical singing birds, coin-operated slot machines and speaking statues.
Historian Dan Snow joins military archaeologists as they investigate the former battlegrounds of the Second World War, uncovering little-known stories of the period. In this episode, Dan heads out to sea to hear the story of the Empire Heritage, a cargo ship filled with Sherman Tanks sunk off Malin Head during the Battle of the Atlantic in 1944.
What killed King Tutankhamun? Ever since his spectacular tomb was discovered, the boy king has been the most famous pharaoh of all ancient Egypt. But his mysterious death, at just 19 years old, has never been explained. In this special documentary, presenter Dallas Campbell reveals new scientific research and carries out unique experiments to get to the truth.
This documentary aims to unlock the mysteries of the most recognisable statues on earth - the giant stone heads of Easter Island. The program explores how the thousand giant stone heads of Easter Island were made, and why. Plus, examines why the Islanders all toppled, except one.