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Air Date: Sat, Mar 21, 2020 7:30 PM
England’s Great West Way follows the ancient path from London to Bristol. We take the train and get curious at stops along the way: Stonehenge, Bath’s masonic architecture, the Roman Baths and the S.S. Great Britain. We also sample some curious pub pies, learn some cockney rhyming slang, and visit a few charming villages.
Air Date: Wed, Sep 5, 2018 9:00 PM
See how 3D scanning can be used to explore Egypt’s ancient treasures, including the Great Pyramid of Giza and the first pyramid ever built, a hidden Roman fortress, and a well deep in the rock below the Arabic citadel of Saladin.
Air Date: Thu, Jun 28, 2018 10:00 PM
Trekker Bobby Chinn discovers the cultural and historical influences that define contemporary Sicilian food. Occupations by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, the French and the Spanish have all played their part by introducing techniques and ingredients that have created an intriguing cuisine.
Air Date: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 8:00 PM
Examine evidence, gathered from archaeology, Roman historians, Jewish texts and insights into the Gospels that may suggest Roman power politics contributed to the series of events that resulted in the crucifixion of Jesus.
Air Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 10:00 PM
Baiae, near the modern city of Naples, Italy, was an escape for ancient Rome’s powerful elite, the Las Vegas of its day. Now, follow archaeologists who are mapping underwater ruins and piecing together what life was like in this playground for the rich.
Air Date: Thu, Aug 25, 2016 10:00 PM
Host Judith Jones continues her exploration of English architecture with a look at the Georgian and Victorian styles. Among the places we’ll see: Queen’s House in Greenwich; St. Paul’s Cathedral in London; Osterley House in Middlesex; Hammerwood Lodge in East Sussex; and the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.
Air Date: Thu, Aug 18, 2016 10:00 PM
In this two-part special, host Judith Jones walks viewers through the history of English buildings. Among the locations we’ll visit in this episode are the Roman edifices in Lindisfarne, Warkworth Castle in Northumberland, Kentwell Hall in Suffolk and Burghley House in Lincolnshire.
Air Date: Wed, Aug 3, 2016 9:00 PM
Beneath the streets of Rome lies an ancient city of the dead known as the Catacombs, a labyrinth of tunnels that is a cemetery for the citizens of ancient Rome.
Air Date: Tue, Jul 26, 2016 9:30 PM
With cutting-edge technology that can “read” buildings, ruins and landscapes from ancient worlds, TIME SCANNERS reveals physical and forensic history, allowing viewers to virtually reach out and touch the past.   Colosseum The team uses laser-scanning technology to uncover the engineering secrets behind ancient Rome’s Colosseum.
Air Date: Wed, Feb 11, 2015 9:00 PM
The Colosseum is a monument to Roman imperial power and cruelty. Its graceful lines and harmonious proportions concealed a highly efficient design and advanced construction methods that made hundreds of arches out of 100,000 tons of stone. In its elliptical arena, tens of thousands of gladiators, slaves, prisoners and wild animals met their deaths.