Topic: ancient

Lock N Load - Rockets

Lock N Load - Rockets

Military and War

Gunny gets a first-hand look at the "rocket's red glare" as he demonstrates rockets dating back to ancient Chinese to today's state of the art self guiding missiles. Weapons include: the ancient Korean [...]

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Lock N Load - Blades

Lock N Load - Blades

Military and War

R. Lee Ermey goes through the history of the blade starting with the ancient bronze swords through the Japanese samurai swords up to the current bayonet used by the [...]

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Witness - Man from the Mountains of the Moon

Witness - Man from the Mountains of the Moon

Society

Clovis Kabaseke is determined to save his community in Western Uganda from both malaria and poverty, through cultivating the ancient herb [...]

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Risking It All - Bolivia

Risking It All - Bolivia

Society

In the Yungas region in Bolivia, jungle and steep cliffs, people do not walk - they fly. These bird men are known as 'cocaleros', coca harvesters.They use ropes to swing across the narrow valleys, suspended from [...]

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Showdown with Satanism

Showdown with Satanism

Religion

Bob Larson confronts Satanism's First Family of black magic, Nikolas Schreck and Zeena Schreck. Their philosophy of the occult explain their devotion to Set, the ancient Egyptian Lord of Darkness. This video is an [...]

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Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World

Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World

Religion

Bettany Hughes visits seven places important to the history and contemporary practice of Buddhism and meets Buddhists who explain concepts important to the belief system, including dharma, karma, samsara, Zen and [...]

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Pagans - Sexy Beasts

Pagans - Sexy Beasts

Religion

Is paganism a living tradition with roots deep in prehistory or just a collection of superstitions, magic tricks and witches' spells? Pagans explores the origins, history and beliefs of Europe's ancient [...]

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Devil's Bible

Devil's Bible

Religion

A documentary about a mysterious medieval manuscript. Unlock the secrets of a medieval mystery, as science and investigation uncover the fabled and feared Devil's Bible. The 'Codex Gigas', latin for big book, is [...]

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What the Ancients Did for Us - The Islamic World

What the Ancients Did for Us - The Islamic World

History

The rise of Islam is one of the most important events in world history. In the 7th century, Mohammed's intention was to unite the divided Arabs through a new religion. A century after his death, he'd succeeded in [...]

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The Silk Road - Two Roads to the Pamirs

The Silk Road - Two Roads to the Pamirs

History

Enter the oasis town of Kashgar in time to celebrate the end of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. Watch master craftsmen apply their skills to woodworking, textiles and jewelry. See the Buddhist caves at [...]

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The Silk Road - In Search of the Kingdom of Lou-Lan

The Silk Road - In Search of the Kingdom of Lou-Lan

History

Explores the history, art and culture of the regions around Marco Polo's ancient route to China - the Silk Road. This episode goes in search of the lost kingdom of [...]

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The Greeks - Crucible of Civilization

The Greeks - Crucible of Civilization

History

The lavish and lengthy production of PBS's The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization is a fitting tribute to the glory of ancient Greece, telling the story of Greek democracy from its first stirrings in 500 B.C. [...]

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The Ancient World with Bettany Hughes - Alexandria The Greatest City

The Ancient World with Bettany Hughes - Alexandria The Greatest City

History

Three cities dominated the ancient world: Athens, Rome and a third, now almost forgotten. It lies hidden beneath the waters of the Mediterranean and a sprawling modern metropolis. Alexandria was a city built on a [...]

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Secrets of the Lost Empires - Easter Island

Secrets of the Lost Empires - Easter Island

History

Travel to Easter Island to discover the secrets of this vanished civilization through the "moai," the massive headstones that these ancient islanders created to achieve peace and harmony, yet resulted in [...]

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Secrets of the Lost Empires - Pharaoh's Obelisk

Secrets of the Lost Empires - Pharaoh's Obelisk

History

Discover how ancient Egyptians used nautical experience, ingenuity, and unwavering faith to raise massive 500-ton granite monoliths that have stood for thousands of years in tribute to their unparalleled early [...]

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Secrets of the Lost Empires - Roman Bath

Secrets of the Lost Empires - Roman Bath

History

Tour the crumbling public baths of Rome to learn intimate details of what life was really like for ancient Roman citizens, and in the process, discover the engineering feats that made these baths such an [...]

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Lost Ships of Rome

Lost Ships of Rome

History

In this episode of Secrets of the Dead; five ancient Roman ships sit upright and intact on the seabed of the remote Italian island [...]

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Lost Treasures of Tibet

Lost Treasures of Tibet

History

Before Leonardo da Vinci painted "The Last Supper," Tibetan craftsmen were creating stunning artistry of their deities in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Mustang. In Lost Treasures of Tibet, NOVA goes [...]

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In Search of the Trojan War - Empire of the Hittites

In Search of the Trojan War - Empire of the Hittites

History

In this episode of In Search of the Trojan War; Letters on ancient clay tablets enable historians to reconstruct [...]

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In Search of the Trojan War - The Age of the Heroes

In Search of the Trojan War - The Age of the Heroes

History

In this episode of In Search of the Trojan War; In 1873 Heinrich Schliemann finds gold while searching for ancient [...]

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Egypt's Golden Empire - Pharaohs of the Sun

Egypt's Golden Empire - Pharaohs of the Sun

History

Over 3,500 years ago, Rome was no more than a soggy marsh and the Acropolis was just an empty rock, but Egypt was on the brink of its greatest age - the New Kingdom.There was an explosion of creativity, wealth and [...]

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Crash Course - World History - Fall of The Roman Empire...in the 15th Century

Crash Course - World History - Fall of The Roman Empire...in the 15th Century

History

In which John Green teaches you about the fall of the Roman Empire, which happened considerably later than you may have been told. While the Western Roman Empire fell to barbarians in 476 CE, the Byzantines in [...]

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Crash Course - World History - The Silk Road and Ancient Trade

Crash Course - World History - The Silk Road and Ancient Trade

History

The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: In which John Green teaches you about the so-called Silk Road, a network of trade routes where goods such as ivory, silver, iron, wine, and yes, silk were exchanged across the [...]

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Crash Course - World History - Mesopotamia

Crash Course - World History - Mesopotamia

History

In which John presents Mesopotamia, and the early civilizations that arose around the Fertile Crescent. Topics covered include the birth of territorial kingdoms, empires, Neo-Assyrian torture tactics, sacred [...]

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Crash Course - World History - Ancient Egypt

Crash Course - World History - Ancient Egypt

History

In which John covers the long, long history of ancient Egypt, including the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms, and even a couple of intermediate periods. Learn about mummies, pharaohs, pyramids and the Nile with John [...]

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Crash Course - World History - The Persians and Greeks

Crash Course - World History - The Persians and Greeks

History

In which John compares and contrasts Greek civilization and the Persian Empire. Of course we're glad that Greek civilization spawned modern western civilization, right? Maybe not. From Socrates and Plato to Darius [...]

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Crash Course - World History - Indus Valley Civilization

Crash Course - World History - Indus Valley Civilization

History

In which John Green teaches you about the Indus Valley Civilization, one of the largest of the ancient civilizations. John teaches you the who, how, when, where and why of the Indus Valley Civilization, and [...]

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Ancient Apocalypse - Sodom and Gomorrah

Ancient Apocalypse - Sodom and Gomorrah

History

Series using science to solve riddles of the ancient past. Did the Biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah really exist? And was their destruction - believed to have been caused by the wrath of God - actually the [...]

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The Universe - Constellations

The Universe - Constellations

Science

A look at some of the 88 constellations in the sky which are arrangements of stars that form a picture or symbol. Also how ancient civilizations developed and used them for navigation and [...]

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The Four-Winged Dinosaur

The Four-Winged Dinosaur

Science

In 2002, the discovery of a beautiful and bizarre fossil astonished scientists and reignited the debate over the origin of flight. With four wings and superbly preserved feathers, the 130 million-year-old creature [...]

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Neanderthal

Neanderthal

Science

Europe, eighty thousand years ago, for countless generations the kingdom of a remarkable and mysterious creature, Neanderthal. A species of human in many ways so similar to us, and yet also very different. Tonight [...]

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How the Earth Was Made - Vesuvius

How the Earth Was Made - Vesuvius

Science

An eruption of Italy's Mount Vesuvius destroyed the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the volcano continues to threaten a densely populated area of 3 million [...]

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Cosmic Journeys - Is the Universe Infinite?

Cosmic Journeys - Is the Universe Infinite?

Science

Explore the biggest question of all... in 1080p. Since ancient times, we've looked into the night skies and wondered: How far do the stars stretch out into space? And what's beyond [...]

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Cosmic Journeys - The Search For Earth-Like Planets

Cosmic Journeys - The Search For Earth-Like Planets

Science

The search for Earth-like planets is reaching a fever-pitch. Does the evidence so far help shed light on the ancient question: Is the galaxy filled with life, or is Earth just a beautiful, lonely [...]

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Terry Jones' Great Map Mystery - St David's to Holywell

Terry Jones' Great Map Mystery - St David's to Holywell

Mystery

Terry Jones' Great Map Mystery is a four-part television documentary series first broadcast on BBC Two Wales in 2008 and presented by ex-Python Terry Jones. As described on the BBC's website, "Terry Jones [...]

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Terry Jones' Great Map Mystery - The Road to Aberystwyth

Terry Jones' Great Map Mystery - The Road to Aberystwyth

Mystery

Terry Jones' Great Map Mystery is a four-part television documentary series first broadcast on BBC Two Wales in 2008 and presented by ex-Python Terry Jones. As described on the BBC's website, "Terry Jones [...]

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Lost King of the Maya

Lost King of the Maya

Mystery

Lost King of the Maya In an ancient Mayan arena, enemies of notorious King Yax K'uk Mo square off in a ball game that appears much like modern soccer.But in this fateful contest, winners live - and losers lose [...]

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Clash of the Gods - Thor

Clash of the Gods - Thor

History

In ancient Norse mythology, Thor, god of thunder, protects against evil ogres and battles a giant serpent bent on destroying [...]

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This Is Civilization

This Is Civilization

Art and Artists

Mathew Collings makes a personal selection of the greatest artistic moments and monuments from history to examine how they have shaped our world. He embarks on an epic journey, to stunning locations across Europe, [...]

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Munay Ki - Healing the Luminous Body

Munay Ki - Healing the Luminous Body

Health

The Munay-Ki are the nine great rites of initiation of the medicine way. The word munay means "I love you" or "BE AS THOU ART." The Munay-Ki are the nine gates that heal us and transform our [...]

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Ghost Ships of The Black Sea

Ghost Ships of The Black Sea

History

Seven years ago, on his third trip to the Black Sea, Dr. Robert Ballard discovered a miraculously well-preserved Byzantine shipwreck, but his team could only take pictures. Now, Ballard returns with [...]

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Chasing Mummies  - 5 Chambers

Chasing Mummies - 5 Chambers

History

If you thought archaeology was for mild-mannered folk who like standing around in fields digging up old coins, then think again. Angry archaeologist Dr Zahi Hawass runs 250 digs throughout Egypt - and [...]

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The Truth of Troy

The Truth of Troy

History

It's one of the greatest stories ever told. The legend of Helen of Troy has enchanted audiences for the last three thousand years. In May this year a Hollywood film staring Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom will be [...]

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Egypt's Golden Empire

Egypt's Golden Empire

History

Over 3,500 years ago, Rome was no more than a soggy marsh and the Acropolis was just an empty rock, but Egypt was on the brink of its greatest age - the New Kingdom. There was an explosion of creativity, wealth [...]

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Kung Fu Killers  - 10 Deadliest Weapons

Kung Fu Killers - 10 Deadliest Weapons

History

This documentary is counting down the top 10 deadliest Kung Fu weapons and fighting techniques. The Kung Fu documentary shows uses of famous Chinese weapons, including rare and unconfirmed weapons like [...]

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Atlantis - The Evidence

Atlantis - The Evidence

Mystery

In this Timewatch special, historian Bettany Hughes unravels one of the most intriguing mysteries of all time. She presents a series of geological, archaeological and historical clues to show [...]

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Vampire Secrets

Vampire Secrets

Mystery

Vampire Secrets is a 2006 docudrama about the mythology and lifestyle of vampires, produced by Indigo Films for the History Channel, and narrated by Corey Burton. The documentary [...]

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The Pyramid Code

The Pyramid Code

Mystery

The Pyramid Code is a documentary series of 5 episodes that explores the pyramid fields and ancient temples in Egypt as well as ancient megalithic sites around the world looking for clues to matriarchal [...]

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Quest for the Lost Civilization

Quest for the Lost Civilization

Mystery

Awe inspiring and enigmatic, the sacred sites and holy places of ancient man have stood mute for millennia - their secrets seemingly vanished with the civilizations that built them. Yet what mysteries would they [...]

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Ancient Aliens

Ancient Aliens

Mystery

What if life on Earth began in outer space? Millions of people accept the theory that intelligent life forms visited Earth thousands of years ago and were worshiped as gods by primitive [...]

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Secrets of the Occult

Secrets of the Occult

Mystery

Secrets of the Occult explores the world of the occult from the ancient and modern magicians who practice it to the cutting edge scientists attempting to explain its mysterious claims. [...]

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Mysterious World - Search for Ancient Technology

Mysterious World - Search for Ancient Technology

Mystery

Born on April 14th, 1935, in Zofingen, Switzerland, Erich von Daniken was educated at the College St-Michel in Fribourg, where already as a student he occupied his time with the study of the ancient holy writings. [...]

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Flying Monsters

Flying Monsters

Nature

Two hundred million years ago there was an extraordinary development in the history of life: an ancient group of reptiles made a giant evolutionary leap into the skies. In this groundbreaking, BAFTA winning, [...]

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The Lost Gods

The Lost Gods

Religion

Is there a God? It's an eternal question that all ancient civilizations have answered. Not with just one God, but with hundreds of them. Bringing them to life on earth, these civilizations fashioned their images [...]

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The Lost Gospel of Judas

The Lost Gospel of Judas

Religion

The discovery of ancient texts such as the Gospel of Judas has sparked renewed interest in many ideas rejected by the early church. This documentary uncovers the truth behind the supposed secrets of [...]

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A History of God

A History of God

Religion

Based on Karen Armstrong's acclaimed book, this feature-length film guides viewers along one of humanity's most elusive quests. For over 4,000 years, adherents of the world's monotheistic faiths [...]

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Journeys from the Centre of the Earth

Journeys from the Centre of the Earth

Science

Geologist Dr Iain Stewart shows how the rocks beneath our feet have shaped the history of the Mediterranean. In this series he takes us on a tour of the Med and shows us how geology is behind everything from the [...]

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The Search for Adam

The Search for Adam

Science

Could we all be descendants of an Adam? And if Adam existed, who was he, where did he live and what did he look like? Join leading geneticist and National Geographic [...]

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The Story of Maths

The Story of Maths

Science

Four part series about the history of mathematics, presented by Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy. In the first episode, The Language of the Universe, after showing how [...]

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Crash Course - World History

Crash Course - World History

History

Crash Course is a YouTube channel featuring short, fast-paced video lessons about World History.Videos move very quickly, almost frantically at times, making them more like entertaining overviews of these topics [...]

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Secrets of the Dead - Lost Ships of Rome

Secrets of the Dead - Lost Ships of Rome

History

In 2009, a team of marine archaeologists carrying out a sonar survey of the seabed around the Italian island of Ventotene made an astonishing discovery. The wrecks of five ancient Roman ships were found in [...]

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The Frankincense Trail

The Frankincense Trail

History

Series in which intrepid presenter Kate Humble follows the ancient frankincense trade route of Arabia across the amazing modern world of the Middle East.Kate's journey along the 2,000-mile trail that first [...]

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The Hunt For Higgs

The Hunt For Higgs

Science

Anticipation is building in the run-up to presentations of the best-yet evidence for - or against - the existence of the Higgs boson. The famed particle is a missing link in current theories of physics, used to [...]

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Lost Worlds: Persepolis

Lost Worlds: Persepolis

History

One of the impressive locations of the ancient world, Persepolis was burnt and destroyed by Alexander the Great in 330 BC and lay forgotten for over 2000 years. This film travels to Iran to bring Persepolis [...]

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Crucifixion Decoded

Crucifixion Decoded

History

Crucifixion is an ancient method of deliberately slow and painful execution in which the condemned person is tied or nailed to a large wooden cross and left to hang until dead. Crucifixion was used among the [...]

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In Search of Ancient Astronauts

In Search of Ancient Astronauts

Mystery

Old documentary on Ancient Astronauts - extraterrestrials and evidence of their presence and history on planet Earth.Film Duration: 51 min [...]

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The Minoans of Crete

The Minoans of Crete

History

Documentary on the great ancient civilization - The Minoans, who mysteriously disappeared from history.Film Duration: 49 min [...]

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In Search Of Earth Visitors

In Search Of Earth Visitors

Mystery

Documentary on space explorers from other planets coming to Earth - extraterrestrials visiting our planet. Historical evidence of alien influence throughout ancient history."In Search of ..." examines evidence [...]

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Quest For The Fountain of Youth - Ancient Mysteries

Quest For The Fountain of Youth - Ancient Mysteries

History

Documentary on Ancient Mysteries - The Quest for the Fountain of Youth. More than 20 years after accompanying Christopher Columbus on his second excursion to the New World, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon [...]

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Giants The Mystery And The Myth

Giants The Mystery And The Myth

History

Giants have been in multiple cultures mythology. But did they really exist? New scientific evidence shows proof that giants could have lived on earth. This is the full length version of this documentary and [...]

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Madam Blavatsky: Spiritual Traveller

Madam Blavatsky: Spiritual Traveller

Biography

Documentary on Madame Helena Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society and scholar of ancient wisdom and literature.Film Duration: 47 min [...]

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Greek Mythology: God and Goddesses

Greek Mythology: God and Goddesses

History

Greek Mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual [...]

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Ancient Egyptian Glass From Outer Space

Ancient Egyptian Glass From Outer Space

Science

Horizon follows a team of scientists set out to solve the mystery of chunks of ancient glass scattered in a remote part of the Sahara Desert. Their quest takes them on a perilous journey into the Great Sand [...]

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The Mystery of the  Rosetta Stone - Ancient Egypt

The Mystery of the Rosetta Stone - Ancient Egypt

History

Just a block of stone. Yet on it lay the clue to breaking a code that baffled scholars for centuries: Egyptian hieroglyphs. This fragment was found at el-Rashid (Rosetta) in Egypt , hence its [...]

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Battleship Yamato - Japanese Superbattleship

Battleship Yamato - Japanese Superbattleship

Military and War

Yamato, named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, was the lead ship of the Yamato class of battleships that served with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. She and her sister ship, Musashi, [...]

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The Silver Pharoah Mystery

The Silver Pharoah Mystery

History

This documentary explores the fascinating story of one of ancient Egypt's forgotten Rulers - Pharaoh Psusennes I or as he was known at the time Akheperre Setepenamun. Uncovered intact by Pierre [...]

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Machu Picchu: Road to the Sky

Machu Picchu: Road to the Sky

History

Documentary on the ancient wonder of the world - the city ruins of Machu Piccu in Peru in South America. The ancient ruins explored, and [...]

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The Mongol Empire

The Mongol Empire

History

Documentary on world history dynasties - The Mongol Empire, and Kublai Khan and the Great Khans, rulers of the Mongols and a dynasty in ancient [...]

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Soul of the Samurai

Soul of the Samurai

Military and War

Why has the samurai sword always been such a powerful symbol of Japanese culture? Dr. Inazo Nitobe, the man pictured on Japan's 5,000-yen note, tried to answer that question for the world. As a Japanese diplomat [...]

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Ancient Discoveries - Machines of the Gods

Ancient Discoveries - Machines of the Gods

History

History documentary on Ancient Discoveries - Machines of the Gods. Examining Greek and Roman technology designed for use in religious temples to create illusions that seemed miraculous. Included: an iron [...]

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Greek Mythology: Zeus the Olympian

Greek Mythology: Zeus the Olympian

History

Greek Mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual [...]

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Witches - Ancient Mysteries

Witches - Ancient Mysteries

History

Ancient Mysteries look at the history of witches from ancient times through the Salem Witch Trials to modern Wiccans. It examines how our perceptions of witches have evolved over time. [...]

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Machines of Ancient China - Ancient Discoveries

Machines of Ancient China - Ancient Discoveries

History

One thousand years ago, as Europe languished in the dark ages; China occupied a position at the very forefront of technology and innovation. While the European Renaissance occupies a firm place the historical [...]

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The Forgotten Truth of The Ancient Essenes

The Forgotten Truth of The Ancient Essenes

Talks and Lectures

The ancient Essenes taught many truths that became the lineage of wisdom to a number of the major religions of the world including Christianity, Freemasons, Gnostics, and Kabalists. Roman and Jewish scholars [...]

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What the Ancients Knew: Japan

What the Ancients Knew: Japan

History

Japan an island group roughly 120 million people strong, is one of the largest economic powers in the world today. In the eyes of history, Japan's economic success happened overnight and yet it didn't come out of [...]

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Secrets In Plain Sight

Secrets In Plain Sight

Conspiracy

Secrets In Plain Sight is an awe inspiring exploration of great art, architecture, and urban design which skillfully unveils an unlikely intersection of geometry, politics, numerical philosophy, religious [...]

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The Outer Space Connection

The Outer Space Connection

Mystery

The Outer Space Connection - Classic UFO, Aliens DocumentaryThis documentary examines the speculation that aliens have visited Earth in ancient times, and built structures to which they will return at a [...]

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Secrets of the Ancient Empires: The First Cities

Secrets of the Ancient Empires: The First Cities

History

Secrets of the Ancient Empires - The First Cities (History Documentary) As the concept of society grew and developed, the first great cities of the ancient world came to prominence. This episode from [...]

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Rituals of Death: Ancient Discoveries

Rituals of Death: Ancient Discoveries

History

Shot on location in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, Ancient Discoveries unearths amazing technologies we think of as modern, but which actually have their origins in antiquity. The series travels back in [...]

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Ancient Special Forces

Ancient Special Forces

History

Shot on location in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, Ancient Discoveries unearths amazing technologies we think of as modern, but which actually have their origins in antiquity. The series travels back in [...]

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Impossible Army Machines

Impossible Army Machines

History

Impossible Army Machines - Ancient Discoveries (History Documentary)Shot on location in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, Ancient Discoveries unearths amazing technologies we think of as modern, but [...]

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Secrets of the Ancients: Babylon's Hanging Gardens

Secrets of the Ancients: Babylon's Hanging Gardens

History

Millennia after its destruction, the city of Babylon remains a symbol of extravagance and wealth. Its most celebrated feature was one of the 'Seven Wonders of the World'.The so-called 'Hanging Gardens of [...]

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New History of Humanity

New History of Humanity

History

Until recently the oldest, unchallenged evidence of human hunting came from a 400,000-year-old site in Germany the evidence came from marks left by spears on horse bones - horses were clearly being speared and [...]

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Atlantis Reborn

Atlantis Reborn

History

Horizon puts Graham Hancock's controversial theories about the past to the test, dissecting his evidence for a lost civilisation. Although scientists believe they have categorically disproved the myth [...]

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Secrets Of Egypt: Cleopatra

Secrets Of Egypt: Cleopatra

History

Secrets of Egypt: Cleopatra explores the life, death and facts about Cleopatra VII. This documentary examine who was this Egyptian queen and the last pharaoh of Egypt. Portrayed all through history, film and drama [...]

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Saving Egypts Oldest Pyramid

Saving Egypts Oldest Pyramid

History

Ravaged by looters, earthquakes and erosion, the Step Pyramid of Saqqara is falling apart. Can experts win the race to save this precious pyramid and preserve its treasures? [...]

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Engineering An Empire: The Maya: Death Empire

Engineering An Empire: The Maya: Death Empire

History

Engineering an Empire is a program on The History Channel that explores the engineering and/or architectural feats that were characteristic of some of the greatest societies on this planet. It is hosted by Peter [...]

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Secrets of the Past: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Secrets of the Past: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

History

The amazing works of art and architecture known as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World serve as a testament to the ingenuity, imagination and sheer hard work of which human beings are capable. They are also, [...]

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Barbarians 2: The Saxons

Barbarians 2: The Saxons

History

This program tells the story of the Saxons conquest of England only to loose to the Vikings during the internal conflicts between Saxon warlords and finally to drive out the Vikings to regain the south of [...]

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Secrets of the Ancients: Olmec Heads

Secrets of the Ancients: Olmec Heads

History

Over three thousand years ago, in the fertile jungles of lowland Mexico, the first civilization in the Americas was born. Five hundred years before Rome was founded, the Olmec were building great cities with [...]

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In Search Of: Witch Doctors

In Search Of: Witch Doctors

Religion

Witch Doctors - Paranormal Occult DocumentaryA look at ancient folk medicines that are being reinstituted today in modern mental institutions and are yielding positive results. This is an episode of [...]

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Prehistoric Autopsy: Lucy

Prehistoric Autopsy: Lucy

Science

Alice Roberts, George McGavin and a team of experts rebuild our ancient ancestors from the bones up. They reconstruct Lucy from the species Australopithecus afarensis. [...]

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Ancient Discoveries: Ancient Record Breakers

Ancient Discoveries: Ancient Record Breakers

History

What was the fastest thing in the ancient world and is it still the fastest man-made machine today? Ancient Discoveries builds a replica of a 2000 year old "jet engine", Heron's steam engine, the Aeolipile. A [...]

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Haunted Hawaii

Haunted Hawaii

Mystery

The Polynesians who arrived here 1,000 years ago believed the islands harboured Mana or the spirits of life and today, spirits are still said to be everywhere in Hawaii. They are thought to have incredible power, [...]

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Secrets of the Occult: The Magicians

Secrets of the Occult: The Magicians

Mystery

Secrets of the Occult explores the world of the occult from the ancient and modern magicians who practice it to the cutting edge scientists attempting to explain its mysterious claims. [...]

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Lost Kingdoms of South America: Lands of Gold

Lost Kingdoms of South America: Lands of Gold

History

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. His journey takes him from Bogota to [...]

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Engineering An Empire: The Maya  Death Empire

Engineering An Empire: The Maya Death Empire

History

At the height of its glory, this mysterious civilization ruled a territory of 125,000 square miles across parts of Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Belize. What began as a modest population of hunters [...]

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Secrets of the Ancient Empires: The First Beliefs

Secrets of the Ancient Empires: The First Beliefs

History

The bloody act of human sacrifice combined with bizarre ritualized acts formed the backdrop to ancient organized religious systems. This powerful episode of the Secrets of Ancient Empires collection peers into the [...]

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Secrets of the Ancient Empires: The First Merchants

Secrets of the Ancient Empires: The First Merchants

History

The common thread that joined all great ancient powers was the need to trade. This episode of Secrets of Ancient Empires explains how trade was carried out across continents long before a single road was [...]

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Ancient Aliens Debunked

Ancient Aliens Debunked

Conspiracy

Ancient Aliens Debunked is a 3 hour refutation of the theories proposed on the History Channel series Ancient Aliens. It is essentially a point by point critique of the "ancient astronaut theory" which has been [...]

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The Universe: When Space Changed History

The Universe: When Space Changed History

Science

The Halocene Impact Working Group postulates that minor comet impacts are fairly frequent but still catastrophic enough to alter human history. This program reviews their research into ancient flood myths, the [...]

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What The Ancients Did For Us: The Britons

What The Ancients Did For Us: The Britons

History

A lot of people still think that we were just woad-covered savages before the Romans came along. Well, we weren't - firstly we weren't covered in woad but dressed in a rather elegant new-fangled invention - [...]

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Ancient Egypt - The Real Life of an Egyptian

Ancient Egypt - The Real Life of an Egyptian

History

History/Life and deathAncient Egypt was an ancient civilization of Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt. Egyptian [...]

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What the Ancients Did For Us: The Chinese

What the Ancients Did For Us: The Chinese

History

One in Four people are Chinese, they say in this doco. Cut off from the rest of the world for centuries, the Chinese developed a unique culture and made many technological, scientific and artistic advances long [...]

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UFOs In The Bible

UFOs In The Bible

Mystery

Go to the limits of human experience...and beyond. From the fringes of the galaxy to our own backyards, the UFO FILES searches for evidence of life beyond our world. Tracing the long, convoluted history of UFO [...]

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Nature

Glacier National Park is where everything bright and strong and never tamed comes together on high: wolves, white-tailed ptarmigan, storms that hit the Great Divide like tsunamis with golden eagles surfing the [...]

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What the Ancients Knew: The Japanese

What the Ancients Knew: The Japanese

History

Travel back in time to understand the motivations behind early solutions and inventionsTHE JAPANESEJapan an island group roughly 120 million people strong, is one of the largest economic powers in [...]

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Ancient Discoveries: Mega Structures of the Deep

Ancient Discoveries: Mega Structures of the Deep

History

Plunge beneath the waves to discover surprising technologies of the distant past that remain impressive even today. ANCIENT DISCOVERIES changes the way we think about the distant past. While we entertain visions [...]

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Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure

History

A group of world renowned paleontologists scour the desert of an ancient sea bed in search of prehistoric aquatic monsters. Neither dinosaurs or fish, these unique creatures dominated the oceans of Earth's [...]

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Lost Civilisation: Gobelki Tepe

Lost Civilisation: Gobelki Tepe

History

Gobekli Tepe, is an archaeological site at the top of a mountain ridge in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey, northeast of the town of Sanlıurfa. The tell has a height of 15 m (49 ft) and is about 300 m [...]

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Zero Point

Zero Point

Mystery

3 Volumes of Zero Point. Zero Point: Volume I - Messages from the Past. A full length independent documentary compilation from Vivid Pictures. This is the first volume of a three part series due out [...]

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Lost Worlds: Athens Ancient Supercity

Lost Worlds: Athens Ancient Supercity

History

Experts reveal how Pericles helped sow the seeds of western civilization by transforming his city. Extraordinary re-creations and re-enactments bring the splendors of the ancients to life. Tour important sites [...]

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Chasing Mummies: Discovered

Chasing Mummies: Discovered

History

DiscoveredOn the road to Dakhla, the fellows learn quickly just how fast everything can change when Zahi is in the drivers seat Army maneuvers have shut down their journey to restore an ancient minaret and now [...]

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Britain BC: Rise and Fall of the Druids

Britain BC: Rise and Fall of the Druids

History

Britain BC: Life in Britain and Ireland Before the RomansTraditionally, British history has been regarded as starting with the Roman Conquest. Yet this is to ignore half a million years of prehistory that [...]

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Britain AD: The Not So Dark Ages

Britain AD: The Not So Dark Ages

History

Sheep-farming archaeologist, Francis Pryor, presents a brand new historical series, which explores Britain A.D, the British national character and the ultimate British icon King Arthur. Finding new and previously [...]

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Ancient Discoveries: Egyptian Warfare

Ancient Discoveries: Egyptian Warfare

History

The Egyptians left a remarkable legacy. Their monuments and great works of art still astound us today. Yet this film will reveal another surprising aspect of Egyptian life. Their weapons of war and their [...]

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Caligula - 1400 Days of Terror

Caligula - 1400 Days of Terror

History

This extended program is a detailed modern version of the stories that have come from the ancient sources about the reign of the 'notorious' 'mad' Emperor Caius. We are provided with a very detailed [...]

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Time Travellers: The Fall Of The Maya

Time Travellers: The Fall Of The Maya

History

Twenty-five years ago, the ancient Mayans were thought to be a mysterious and peaceful people governed by astronomer-priests. But in 1965, Russian linguist Yuri Knorosov cracked the phonetic code of Mayan [...]

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Ancient MegaStructures - Alhambra

Ancient MegaStructures - Alhambra

History

It took 150 years to build - The Alhambra. Granada, southern Spain, in the 13th century this ancient city lived under Muslim rule. It stood at the point where the great Granada plain rose to join the mountains of [...]

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The Oracle of Delphi

The Oracle of Delphi

History

Journey back to a world of magic and wonder, where the ancient world's most famous oracle prophesied the futures of kings and countries. One of the holiest sites of ancient Greece, Delphi was the [...]

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Hatshepsut: Secrets of Egypt's Lost Queen

Hatshepsut: Secrets of Egypt's Lost Queen

History

Deep beneath the sands of Egypt's fabled Valley of the Kings lay the anonymous remains of one of ancient history's greatest - and least known - rulers, Queen Hatshepsut. More powerful than Cleopatra or Nefertiti, [...]

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Journey Through the Valley of the Kings

Journey Through the Valley of the Kings

History

This incredible documentary makes extensive use of the latest in computer visualization techniques to offer viewers an astonishing view of life in Ancient Egypt, and to uncover the eons-old secrets of the Valley [...]

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The Mystery Of Machu Picchu

The Mystery Of Machu Picchu

History

High in the Andes, an ancient Inca city flourished and was subsequently abandoned, lost to the outside world for centuries. Why was it built and deserted?Film [...]

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Maya Civilizations: The Blood of Kings

Maya Civilizations: The Blood of Kings

History

The Mayan civilization had a very startling way of portraying the Mayans to us. They start off by showing how advanced their culture was and how the Mayan society was a utopia. Then in 1947, Giles Healy discovered [...]

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Peru's City of Ghosts

Peru's City of Ghosts

History

Join a team of archaeologists and in an investigation into the mysterious lines of the Nazca region in Peru. Created by the Nazcas, these huge sculptures are only visible from the sky and depict people, animal, [...]

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The Mystery of Easter Island

The Mystery of Easter Island

History

On Easter Day 1722, Dutch explorers landed on Easter Island. A civilisation isolated by 4,000km of Pacific Ocean was about to meet the outside world for the first time in centuries. The strangers were about to [...]

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Passage To The Maya Underworld

Passage To The Maya Underworld

History

The Maya of Central America were the greatest pyramid builders of the ancient world. The Egyptians built less than a 100 pyramids--the Maya built thousands. But what was the significance of these towering [...]

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Murder of a Pharoah

Murder of a Pharoah

History

Unknown Man 'E' is one of the most mysterious mummies in the World. Over 100 years ago an unidentified mummy was found lying alongside some of the most famous pharaohs in Egyptian history but his face is locked in [...]

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The Mystery of Romes X Tomb

The Mystery of Romes X Tomb

History

Historian Dr Michael Scott unlocks the secrets of a mysterious tomb recently discovered in one of Rome's famous catacombs. Found by accident following a roof collapse, the tombs contained over 2,000 skeletons [...]

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The Pyramid Of Doom: An Ancient Murder Mystery

The Pyramid Of Doom: An Ancient Murder Mystery

History

Film about the excavation of a gigantic pyramid from one of antiquity's most brilliant civilizations, the Moche of Peru. While excavating a temple called Huaca de la Luna (Pyramid of the Moon), archaeologist Steve [...]

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Ancient Knowledge

Ancient Knowledge

Philosophy

Sacred Geometry, Ancient Technology, Spirituality, Consciousness, Hidden History, Lost Civilizations, Energy, Coral Castle, Magnetism, Illuminati, Suppression, Religion, Astrology, Numerology, Philosophy, Esoteric [...]

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Lost Treasures Of Petra

Lost Treasures Of Petra

History

The "red-rose" city of Petra stands as one of the most glorious and mysterious archaeological sites on earth. Created over 2,500 years ago, the ornate Petra cityscape was literally carved into the rose-colored [...]

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Digging for the Truth: Timbuktu

Digging for the Truth: Timbuktu

History

Few names conjure as much mystery as that of Timbuktu. For centuries, Europeans heard legends of a mythical city in the heart of the Sahara, the source of endless caravans of gold. But it took 500 years to find [...]

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Ancient Mysteries: Secrets Of The Pueblo

Ancient Mysteries: Secrets Of The Pueblo

History

Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, contains some of the earliest surviving dwellings in North America. Over 1,000 years ago these Native Americans built sophisticated systems of housing in the canyon. The most elaborate of [...]

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Island Kings Of The Stone Age

Island Kings Of The Stone Age

History

Carved from single boulders of basalt, the giant stone heads of the Olmec have amazed and mystified archaeologists for more than 150 years. Hunter Ellis explores how a primitive civilization-- Central America's [...]

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Ancient Discoveries: Airborne Assault

Ancient Discoveries: Airborne Assault

History

Assault from the air didn’t begin with the era of the airplane. Take a look back at early methods of airborne attack. The kite bomb was a medieval siege weapon that dropped bombs from a kite over [...]

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Cave People of the Himalaya

Cave People of the Himalaya

History

In the 1990s, a high Himalayan cave in Upper Mustang, Nepal was discovered to contain 42 ancient people, buried on wooden bunk beds. American archaeologist Dr. Mark Aldenderfer believes there must be more burial [...]

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In Search Of: The Castle Of Secrets

In Search Of: The Castle Of Secrets

Mystery

The saga of the Coral Castle, said to have been built by Edward Leedskalnin, a frail hermit who allegedly carved and lifted 1,100 tons of solid stone blocks weighing up to 30 tons each using the secrets of [...]

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7 Wonders of the World

7 Wonders of the World

History

A Journey to the 7 Wonders of the WorldIn the period of more than 125 years from the beginning of the 19th century, the creation of some of the world's most remarkable adventures of engineering were [...]

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Unsolved History: Roman Colosseum

Unsolved History: Roman Colosseum

History

The Roman Colosseum, completed in 80 A.D., was a showcase of gladiatorial contests, wild beast hunts, public executions and variety shows. The Colosseum is brought to life with a virtual reality simulation, based [...]

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In Search Of: The Easter Island Massacre

In Search Of: The Easter Island Massacre

Mystery

This documentary takes a look at the mystery behind the large stone figures found on Easter Island. Narrated by series host Leonard Nimoy, this video explains how the statues were discovered by Dutch travelers in [...]

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Lost World: Underwater

Lost World: Underwater

History

Some of the world’s best cave divers have travelled to the Bahamas Islands to plunge into the unique abyss found in blue holes – underwater caves that can go hundreds or even thousands of feet down and feature [...]

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The Pyramid Of Doom: An Ancient Murder Mystery

The Pyramid Of Doom: An Ancient Murder Mystery

Mystery

Documentary about the excavation of a gigantic pyramid from one of antiquity's most brilliant civilizations, the Moche of Peru. While excavating a temple called Huaca de la Luna (Pyramid of the Moon), [...]

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The Sacred Animals of the Pharaohs

The Sacred Animals of the Pharaohs

History

The animals of the Pharaohs were worshipped as sacred and immortalised in the stunning artwork. This fascinating one hour special explores the ancient world through the eyes of its animals. The animals of the [...]

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