Five thousand years ago the Minoans, Europe’s first great civilization, flourished on the island of Crete. Yet in their heyday, they mysteriously disappeared. Sinking Atlantis digs deep into the Minoan soil and history, following archaeologists who are finding evidence of a massive tsunami that devastated the Minoans – and may have spawned the myth of Atlantis.
availableall_members901204753806cove90Sinking AtlantisUncover history-changing evidence of what happened to the ancient Minoans5000 ago, the Minoans, Europe's first great civilization, flourished on the island of Crete. The sophisticated inhabitants were the first Europeans to use a written language and construct paved roads. But inexplicably, at the height of their power, the Minoans were wiped from the pages of history. The reason for their disappearance has perplexed historians for generations -- until now.2008-05-13 21:00:00publishdisabledshowfalse3197Graveyard of the Giant BeastsFollow scientists trying to determine which giant animal was the apex predator2016-11-02 22:00:00http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/files/2016/11/sede-1505-full-mez-480x270.jpg2365880807cove3173Bite force of the Cerrejón crocodile Scientists estimate the power of the Cerrejón crocodile's monstrous bite2016-11-02 22:00:00http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/files/2016/10/sede-1506-clip3-2-mez-1-480x270.jpg2365878522cove