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Granito: When the Mountains Tremble: Update (Spanish)

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Pamela Yates descubre que se equivocó una escena de su película, vuelve a Guatemala para investigar. Continue


Protecting Afghanistan's ancient Buddhist heritage

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PBS NewsHour
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Brent Huffman, the director behind the new documentary “Saving Mes Aynak,” tells the story of one of Afghanistan’s archaeological treasures and the threats it faces from a Chinese mining company. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


The Act of Killing: How to Kill With Less Blood

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Anwar Congo demonstrates his system for killing while avoiding blood. Continue


Autopsying a Roman Catacomb

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NOVA
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Did a lethal plague kill thousands in ancient Rome? Centuries-old DNA may hold the answer. Continue


Archimedes' Screw & The Date Tree of Babylon

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Secrets of the Dead
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Archimedes of Syracuse is known for inventing a device that efficiently raised water for irrigation. Dr. Stephanie Dalley translated a cuneiform text from of the Assyrian king Sennacherib which led her to believe the Hanging Gardens of Babylon made use of a comparable device approximately 350 years before the time of Archimedes. Continue


Carthage's Lost Warriors

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Secrets of the Dead
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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
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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
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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. Continue


Carthage's Lost Warriors Preview

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Secrets of the Dead
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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


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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


Granito: When the Mountains Tremble: Update (English)

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Filmmaker Pamela Yates finds out she got a scene in her 1983 film When the Mountains Tremble wrong, and returns to Guatemala to investigate. Continue


The Act of Killing: Self Reflection

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Anwar watches the clip "How to Kill with Less Blood" and reflects. Continue


The Act of Killing: The History

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The text in this clip provides the historical background for the film, recounting the 1965 military coup in Indonesia and how the military used local “gangsters” to kill Communists and other opponents. Continue


The Lost Gardens of Babylon

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Secrets of the Dead
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Secrets of the Dead Uncovers Clues to the Site of the Most Elusive of the Ancient Wonders of the World, in The Lost Gardens of Babylon Continue


Who Built Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

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Secrets of the Dead
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Dr. Stephanie Dalley, an expert on the ancient cuneiform texts, is one of a handful of people who can read this language which dates back to the Babylonian era. Her translation of the cuneiform on a prism at the British Museum, leads her to an intriguing theory about the location, builder, and look of the Hanging Garden. Continue


The petroglyphs on Pedra do Ingá

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Secrets of the Dead
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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


Civilization (Hour 2) - Preview

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Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson
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Examine the West’s rise to global dominance based on Niall Ferguson’s six principles of prosperity. Continue


The Black Atlantic

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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
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“The Black Atlantic” explores the global experiences that created the African-American people. Beginning a century before the first documented “20-and-odd” slaves came to Jamestown, Virginia, the episode portrays the earliest Africans, slave and free, who arrived on these shores. The transatlantic slave trade soon became a vast empire connecting three continents. Continue


Bones of the Buddha

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Secrets of the Dead
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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


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