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.

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 28, 2021

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 November 1, 2020

After Stonehenge

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

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

Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb

Learn about the legendary queen Cleopatra, who ruled the Egyptian empire. Will an amateur archaeologist’s theory reveal where the queen’s lost tomb is hidden?

Premiered May 17, 2016 | Video expires May 16, 2020

Jamestown’s Dark Winter

Secrets of the Dead: Jamestown’s Dark Winter follows archaeologists and forensic anthropologists as they excavate the early American colony to uncover a dark secret hidden for more than 400 years.

Premiered November 24, 2015 | Video expires November 23, 2025

Vampire Legend

Follow scientists as they uncover “deviant” burials dating back to medieval England, pointing to a belief that the dead could rise from their graves. Predating Eastern European legend, these discoveries force a re-examination of modern vampire lore.

Premiered October 27, 2015 | Video expires October 27, 2018

The Real Trojan Horse

The Trojan Horse… It was the ultimate sneak attack, bringing a city that would withstood nine years of battle to its knees. But was it simply a work of fiction? Or did the Greeks really trick the Trojans into defeat with a giant wooden horse that concealed enough soldiers to reduce the powerful city to rubble? Are the city of Troy and the familiar story of the Trojan War as recounted in Homer’s ancient Greek epic poem, the Iliad, fact or fiction?

Premiered October 13, 2015

Resurrecting Richard III

Find out what the bones of King Richard III reveal about his fitness for battle. When a group of amateur historians set out to find the bones of Richard III under a parking lot in England, everyone thought they were mad. Until, a skeleton — hunchbacked and with an arrow in its spine — emerged.

Premiered September 24, 2014

Ultimate Tut

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?

Premiered July 10, 2013 | Video expires July 9, 2023