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The Lost Gardens of Babylon: Preview

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


This film examines a world wonder so elusive that most people have decided it must be mythical. Centuries of digging have turned up nothing — but the searchers were digging in the wrong place. Now, this film proves that the spectacular Hanging Gardens of Babylon did exist, shows where they were, what they looked like and how they were constructed. Continue


The petroglyphs on Pedra do Ingá

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


Countless figures and symbols have been engraved into the monolith since the Itacoatiara culture existed in Rio Paraíba. At an early stage local archaeologists noticed that many of the petroglyphs on the Rock of the Ingá displayed similarities with writing from the Old World in classical times. Continue


Episode 2: Your Inner Reptile - Preview

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Your Inner Fish
PBS


"Your Inner Reptile" traces our hair, skin, teeth, jaws and sense of hearing back to reptilian ancestors — from ferocious beasts that ruled the Earth to a little shrew-like animal that lived 195 million years ago. Wednesday April 16 at 10/9c Continue


Episode 3: Your Inner Monkey Preview

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Your Inner Fish
PBS


Your Inner Monkey" tracks our hands, feet, color vision, spine and upright gait to our primate and hominid progenitors, who also passed on perhaps the most important legacy of all: a path to the human brain. Airs Wednesday April 23 at 10/9c Continue


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Chasing Shackleton
PBS


Following in the wake of legendary polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, a team of six men risks their lives to discover what it’s like on the greatest survival journey of all time. In a 22-foot replica wooden lifeboat, with 100-year-old equipment, clothes and rations, the team battles 800 miles across the roughest ocean on the planet. Continue


TTC Extra: Women Priests?

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To The Contrary
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Newly restored ancient frescoes in The Catacomb of Priscilla purported to show female Catholic priests have reignited the debate around the role of women in the Church. PANELISTS: Rep. Donna Edwards, Kim Gandy, Darlene Kennedy, Rina Shah Continue


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Skeletons of the Sahara
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Travel to the Sahara with scientist Paul Sereno to excavate an ancient human cemetery. Continue


Ultimate Tut

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


The documentary answers the persisting questions surrounding Tutankhamun: who was he; how did he die; why was his tomb found intact; and what makes his mummy unique? Continue


Ancient Technology

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Time Team America
PBS


Indigenous Archaeologist Marky Weahkee is an expert at reproducing ancient technology. From flintknapping and weaving yucca cordage to knowing the benefits of native plants, Mary has a wealth of knowledge about the past people, which helps give her context on an archaeological site. She teaches this knowledge to others in order to show them how resourceful the people of the past could be. Continue


Bones of the Buddha - Preview

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


The mystery surrounding the bones of the Buddha dates back more than 100 years ago, when colonial estate manager William Peppe and his workers began digging at a mysterious hill in Northern India. Peppe had no idea what they'd find just a little more than 20 feet down. They unearthed an astonishing discovery: a huge stone coffer, containing five reliquary jars, more than 1,000 separate jewels. Continue


Carthage's Lost Warriors

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


In 146 BC, as the Romans conquered the vast Carthaginian Empire in North Africa, thousands of people fled their homeland. Now, science is suggesting some may have taken refuge thousands of miles away in South America. In addition to the scientific evidence, blonde, blue eyed indigenes suggest that contact with the West occurred long before Columbus arrived. Continue


Kuelap, the giant fortress built by the Chachapoya

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


Could the Celts and Carthaginians have made it as far Kuelap, the giant fortress built by the Chachapoya? Continue


Your Inner Fish - Preview

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Your Inner Fish
PBS


Paleobiologist Neil Shubin uncovers the answers in this new look at human evolution. Using fossils, embryos and genes, he reveals how our bodies are the legacy of ancient fish, reptiles and primates — the ancestors you never knew were in your family tree. Starts Wednesday April 9 at 10/9c Continue


Episode Three

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Chasing Shackleton
PBS


Following the successful sea crossing from Elephant Island, Tim Jarvis must now traverse the mountains of South Georgia to complete his re-enactment of Shackleton’s “double.” But injury, illness and bad weather are against him. Continue


Episode One

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Chasing Shackleton
PBS


Veteran polar explorer Tim Jarvis is on a mission to discover exactly what happened on the most famous survival story in expedition history — Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 800-mile boat journey across the Southern Ocean and deadly mountain crossing of South Georgia. Continue


Large Pit House

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Time Team America
PBS


Time Team America travels to Southern Colorado in search of the Lost Pueblo Village. Get a glimpse inside what would have been the largest known pit house on the Dillard site 1400 years ago. Continue


Bones of the Buddha

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


The mystery surrounding the bones of the Buddha dates back more than 100 years ago, when colonial estate manager William Peppe and his workers began digging at a mysterious hill in Northern India. Continue


Zooarchaeology

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Time Team America
PBS


With a name like Dr. Otter, it’s no wonder that this Zooarchaeologist loves fish bones. Edward likes all animal bones really, but fish are his favorite. Archaeologists rely on scientists like him to identify the animal bones on a site. These bones can reveal important clues about the people who lived there. Continue


Justine Shapiro, Host

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Time Team America
PBS


Justine Shapiro is an Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-Winning documentary filmmaker and television host. As co-host of the public television program Globe Trekker Justine has traveled to more than 40 countries and interviewed hundreds of locals from all walks of life. Continue


Ultimate Tut - Preview

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


In 1922, in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter made the greatest archaeological find in history: the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb and its golden treasures worth nearly a billion dollar. Carter’s find made Tutankhamun the most famous pharaoh in ancient Egyptian history. But the real story of King Tut has become shrouded in myth. Continue


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