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Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb

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Join Kathleen Martinez, criminal lawyer turned maverick archaeologist, as she searches for Cleopatra’s lost tomb. Very little evidence remains of Egypt’s last queen, but a radical new theory has led Kathleen to look where no one else has dared — and her hunch is paying off as she stuns the archaeological establishment with her discoveries […]

Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb

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Join Kathleen Martinez, criminal lawyer turned maverick archaeologist, as she searches for Cleopatra’s lost tomb. Very little evidence remains of Egypt’s last queen, but a radical new theory has led Kathleen to look where no one else has dared — and her hunch is paying off as she stuns the archaeological establishment with her discoveries of incredible artifacts, a network of mysterious tunnels, and even a vast city of the dead dated to the time of the Queen and her Ptolemaic dynasty. Now Kathleen has made her biggest breakthrough so far: a 35-meter deep underground shaft that, according to the experts, has all the hallmarks of a royal burial shaft. Could Kathleen be closing in on Cleopatra’s final resting place?

The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone

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Watch the full episode of The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone and examine new forensic techniques being used to study Dr. Livingstone’s unpublished field diary, which reveals he was witness to the brutal massacre of slaves at the hands of their traders. The writings in this diary suggest Livingstone was far different from the legend […]

The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone

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Slave Ship Mutiny

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When the Meermin set sail from Madagascar for South Africa on a hot summer’s day in 1766, the Dutch crew had no idea they were about to make history. The ship was filled to capacity with human cargo, slaves bound for hard labor building the Dutch East India Company’s colony at Cape Town. But the […]

Slave Ship Mutiny

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Slave Ship Mutiny

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Learn how the story of Massavana and The Meermin was adapted to television through interviews with historian Nigel Warden and producer/director Joe Kennedy. See what it was like to bring this story to life with behind-the-scenes footage of the actors, crew and interviews with drama director Nic Young. Understand how much the story means to South Africans such as heritage activist Lucy Campbell.

Slave Ship Mutiny

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The slave ship Meermin set sail from Madagascar for South Africa in 1766, but the ship would never make it to Cape Town, the slaves mutinied and managed to overpower the Dutch crew, ordering the ship be sailed back to Madagascar and freedom.