A team of scientists and explorers probe high altitude caves in the Tibetan Himalayas. Along the way they discover evidence of ritual burials, thousands of years old: skeletons, mummies, and evidence of practices designed to ward off ancient vampires and even zombies.
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?
Join the first-ever scientific investigation of Shakespeare’s grave, which reveals fascinating new evidence about what lies beneath the infamous “curse stone” – a warning against any man who “moves [my] bones.
Bulgaria, so mysterious to most Americans, has a vivid identity as a crossroads of the Balkans. We’ll trace the country’s complex history, from ancient Thracian tombs to medieval Orthodox Christian monasteries to Soviet monuments.
Follow a team of scientists exploring royal tombs beneath the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan. After decades of research, these imperial burial chambers may reveal clues about the long-lost Teotihuacan culture and its mysterious people.
Some historians claim that the Egyptian chariot launched a technological and strategic revolution and was the secret weapon behind Egypt’s greatest era of conquest, known as the New Kingdom.
Over ninety years ago in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, the greatest archaeological find in history was made: the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb and its golden treasures. It made Tutankhamen the most famous name in ancient Egyptian history.
From baboons to bulls, crocodiles to cows, a vast menagerie of animal mummies lies buried in Egyptian tombs. Hi-tech imaging reveals what’s inside the bundles and the strange role that animals played in ancient Egyptian burial beliefs.