Archaeology

The ancient world is full of unanswered questions that still confound and fascinate today. From the desert tombs of Egypt to the frozen caves of the Antarctic, travel back in time to learn more about forgotten mysteries from ages past.

Egypt’s Darkest Hour

Egypt’s Darkest Hour

The discovery of a rare mass grave with the bones of nearly 60 people outside Luxor sends archaeologists on a quest to find out who the remains belong to, why they were buried the way they were and what was happening in ancient Egypt that would have led to a mass burial. Could the collapse […]

Premiered April 3, 2019
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The Woman in the Iron Coffin

The Woman in the Iron Coffin

Follow a team of forensic experts as they investigate the preserved remains of a young African American woman from 19th century New York and reveal the little-known story of early America’s free black communities.

Premiered October 3, 2018
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Hannibal in the Alps

Hannibal in the Alps

For more than 2,000 years, nobody has been able to prove which of the four possible routes Hannibal took across the Alps, and no physical evidence of Hannibal’s army has ever been found…until now. In Secrets of the Dead: Hannibal in the Alps, a team of experts – explorers, archaeologists, and scientists – combine state-of-the-art technology, […]

Premiered April 10, 2018
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Scanning the Pyramids

Scanning the Pyramids
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For the first time, the Egyptian government has granted unprecedented access to the pyramids at Giza. It is allowing multiple different technological tools to scan, measure and probe the ancient structures in order to create a picture of what exists inside the buildings themselves. Will there be vast ceremonial rooms? Burial sites? Secret chambers? Other […]

Premiered January 24, 2018 | Video expires April 27, 2022

Secrets of Spanish Florida

Secrets of Spanish Florida
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Join a team of archaeologists, scientists and historians as they reveal the little-known history of America’s Spanish colonists who settled in Florida in 1565, long before Jamestown or Plymouth were founded. Narrated by actor Jimmy Smits.

Premiered December 26, 2017 | Video expires December 25, 2021

Nero’s Sunken City

Nero’s Sunken City

Baiae… An escape for ancient Rome’s powerful elite, the Las Vegas of its day. Now, archaeologists are mapping underwater ruins and piecing together what life was like in this playground for the rich.

Premiered March 29, 2017 | Video expires March 27, 2021

Graveyard of the Giant Beasts

Graveyard of the Giant Beasts

A mining operation in Cerrejon, Northern Colombia, opened a window onto a previously unknown period of the earth’s history and a world teeming with giant creatures emerged. The biggest of all was Titanoboa a 43-foot snake, the largest that ever lived. But new discoveries in Cerrejon suggest that Titanoboa’s rule was challenged by a giant crocodilian. Follow scientists as they try to comprehend the size of this animal and uncover what made it so successful. Close analysis of fossils and scientific experiments reveal unmatched hunting prowess. So which one was the apex predator in Cerrejon 58 million years ago?

Premiered November 2, 2016 | Video expires October 30, 2020

After Stonehenge

After Stonehenge
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Explore the charred remains of a 3,000-year old English settlement that’s shedding new light on the ancient history of the western world. Working in secret inside a quarry, experts have less than a year to save the site before the quarry drains.

Premiered October 26, 2016 | Video expires October 25, 2020

Teotihuacán’s Lost Kings

Teotihuacán’s Lost Kings
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Follow a team of scientists exploring royal tombs beneath the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacán. After decades of research, these imperial burial chambers may reveal clues about the long-lost Teotihuacán culture and its mysterious people.

Premiered May 24, 2016 | Video expires May 23, 2020