Archaeology documentaries

The Hobbit Enigma

ScienceArchaeology Presenter Simon Nasht 2008 Unrated

The 2008 "The Hobbit Enigma" documentary by Simon Nasht and Annamaria Talas investigates the possibility of a new species of human having been found.   This remarkable possibility stems from the discovery of a human-like skeleton on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003. The t[...]

Egypt's Great Pyramid: The New Evidence

ArchaeologyHistory Presenter Paul Mcgann 2017 Unrated

Egypt's Great Pyramid: The New Evidence: The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and for more than 4000 years it was the tallest man-made structure in the world.   It is considered to be one of humankind's best achievements ever. Despite this, ve[...]

First Face of America

  First Face of America, a 2018 Nova documentary film with narration by Jay O. Sanders (The Day After Tomorrow) about possibly the oldest human remains ever found in America.   More than 13,000-years-ago a teenage woman fell 100-foot into a cave in Mexico’s Yucatán an[...]

Atlantis Reborn Again

  On 4th November 1999, BBC TWO broadcast Horizon: Atlantis Reborn, a documentary that looked at the theories of best-selling author and television presenter Graham Hancock, supported by author Robert Bauval, about the existence of a lost civilisation. In this film, Horizon jo[...]

70 Million Animal Mummies: Egypt's Dark Secret

  The Ancient Egyptians believed that the mummification process was a way of passage into the after-life, it turns out that they not only mummified humans but animals too.   70 Million Animal Mummies have been discovered in Egypt since the 19th century. Now researchers from Manche[...]

Secrets of the Andean Temples: On the Trail of Viracocha

In Secrets of the Andean Temples: On the Trail of Viracocha author, Freddy Silva investigates a megalithic civilisation which existed thousands of years be the Inca.   This civilisation was formed on the shores of Lake Titicaca which spanned over 500 miles to Cuzco. After a great flood wh[...]

Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man

ScienceArchaeology Presenter Jim Carter 2018 Unrated

  Secrets of the 10000 Year Old Man is a 2018 science documentary which follows an ambitious attempt to decode DNA of Britain's oldest complete skeleton.   The film which is hosted by English actor Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), explores how cutting-edge technology is being used[...]

Expedition Unknown: Season 4

Expedition Unknown Series 4 follows the explorer Josh Gates as he sets out on a mission to find answers to some of the worlds most famous mysteries and legends. Josh has been the host for a number of documentaries but Expedition Unknown is what he is most renowned for.   Episode 1 - Vikin[...]

Lost Treasures of the Maya Snake Kings

Lost Treasures of the Maya Snake Kings reveals the ancient Maya civilization like never before.   This 2018 documentary narrated by Albert Lin provides a unique insight into new research which is revealing new secrets about this amazing culture, that is much more vast and complex than pre[...]

Julius Caesar Revealed

Out of all the Roman emperors, Julius Caesar is easily the most famous, or should we say infamous. He was a brutal dictator and conqueror who had full control over the Roman people and its vast empire for decades until he was viciously assassinated in 44BC.   This 2018 Julius Caesar Revea[...]

The Dark Ages: An Age of Light

A four-part documentary series looking into the art of the Dark Ages created and presented by Brtish art critic Waldemar Januszczak.   Episode one: The Clash of the Gods - An investigation of how Christianity merged into the Roman empire to influence its artwork during the third and fourt[...]

Cracking the Maya Code

In the Cracking the Maya code documentary NOVA investigates breakthrough discoveries in ancient Mayan artefacts.   For decades people have tried to get a better understanding of the ancient Mayan monuments and hieroglyphs in central American Mexica but never found much success. For t[...]

Did Cooking Make Us Human?

  In the Did Cooking Make Us Human? documentary Horizon asks whether eating cooked food prompted changes that helped humanity evolve. Today in the civilised world one would not think that cooking some bacon and eggs is anything particularly revolutionary and smart, however, there w[...]

King Arthur's Britain

A new King Arthur documentary shedding new light on this historic British figure like never before. Francis Pryor argues that Britain's early history was a vibrant period when the island thrived under foreign influences from as far afield as the Middle East without losing any cultural[...]

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