History Ancient History documentaries

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, a feature-length documentary narrated by movie star Pierce Brosnan (James Bond) exploring how the seven wonders of the ancient world were built and why.

Britain's Most Historic Towns

History Presenter Alice Roberts 2018

The 2018 Britain's Most Historic Towns documentary narrated by British Anatomist Alice Roberts looks at the history of Britain through its towns.   Britain has a long, ancient history and today some towns still exude their origins: York – Britain's Most Viking Town. Winc[...]

A History of Britain

History Presenter Simon Schama 2000

A History of Britain, a 15 part documentary series hosted by English historian Simon Schama looking at the history of the British Isles.    The documentary starts in ancient times, way back to 3000 BC and then moves on through the ages through to more recent times (1965) and the coll[...]

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[...]

Ancients Behaving Badly

History Presenter Tom McCamus 2009 Unrated

Ancients Behaving Badly, an eight-part history documentary series by Canadian filmmaker Tom McCamus which explores the psychological behaviour of celebrities and rulers from the ancient world.   To make this investigation the documentary features experts on each era and is presented with[...]

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire, a 2006 docudrama series narrated by British voice-over actor Alisdair Simpson highlighting significant moments in one of the largest empires in history.   The documentary features a number of prominent actors including Michael Sheen (Masters o[...]

Gods and Goddesses

History Presenter Stanley Bernard 2001 Unrated

Gods and Goddesses is a 2001 history documentary narrated by Stanley Bernard which explores the world of ancient Greek mythology.   Today our only window into the world of the ancient Greeks is through their written mythology and monuments. This history has been about long before the bibl[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Mankind: The Story of All of Us

History Presenter Josh Brolin 2012 Unrated

Mankind: The Story of All of Us takes through the history of mankind in a highly dramatised way, from a difficult beginning on the African Savannah to the present day where we have become like the gods our ancient ancestors worshipped.   American actor Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men)[...]

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[...]

Walking with Cavemen

History Presenter Robert Winston 2003

Walking with Cavemen is a four-part 2006 BBC history documentary series created by Nick Green about the history of Human evolution.   Unlike the other "walking with" documentaries; Walking With Dinosaurs, Walking with Beasts, and Walking with Monsters this final edition was not[...]

Clash of the Gods

History Presenter Stan Bernard 2009

Clash of the Gods is a ten-part documentary series about the ancient Greek and Norse gods which dominated mythology for generations. They are tales of gods heroes and monsters possessing superpowers that mortals do not possess.   Episode 1 Zeus - This is a story of how Zeus led an ar[...]

A curated collection of ancient history documentaries available to watch online for free. All of the ancient history documentary films featured here are full length.