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Inca Mummies: The Secret Of The Lost World

Famous high-altitude archaeologist, Johan Reinhard makes his most exciting discovery yet, three perfectly preserved Inca mummies at the top of the 22,000-foot peak of Argentina`s Mount Lullaillaco volcano. These 500-year-old mummies and the artefacts found with them hold many clues to the ancient Inca rites of human sacrifice. National Geographic`s The Ice Mummies follows Johan to the highest archaeological site in the world to witness this remarkable discovery and the painstaking process of moving these mummies down the volcano for study.


Episode Length: 00:50:00

Year: 2003

Episode: 1


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Inside 9/11 – Osama Rising

INSIDE 9/11: Hour One begins to trace the road to 9/11. It attempts to distil the mosaic of people, places, ideology and events that lead up to the day through the use of specific, pivotal vignettes. This hour’s arc begins with Soviet Afghanistan, 1979 and leaves off in al Qaeda’s Afghanistan, 1996. Pakistani bombmaker Ramzi Yousef was not a member of the al Qaeda, the group which executed the September 11th attack; he was the mastermind behind the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993. His aim was to hit at the country whose policies in the Middle East angered him. Other radical Muslims shared his aim, but their beginning stretches back to 1979, when Afghan rebels, mujahedin, waged jihad, or holy war, to fend off invading Soviet troops. The jihad to save oppressed Muslims became a lightning rod for radical Muslims around the world, and outsiders who joined the jihad would appropriate the term for aims that exceeded the Afghans’ intent. Among those drawn to the region in the name of jihad was a wealthy young Saudi, Osama bin Laden. By the end of the Soviet-Afghan war, bin Laden had positioned himself as the Robin Hood of jihad. He helped develop the wider jihad network, had co-founded a group named al Qaeda, or “the base,” that would make use of this network and had usurped power from his mentor to control the network.


Episode Length: 00:50:00

Year: 2003

Episode: 1


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Inside 9/11 – Countdown to Terror

September 2001. As the clock ticks down to zero hour, seemingly random and isolated events begin to coalesce and form a tapestry of what will become known as 9/11. The 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The African Embassy bombings. Black Hawk Down. The USS Cole. All orchestrated by an obscure Saudi millionaire that few Americans have even heard of – a man who has declared war on the western world from a remote base in Afghanistan. And while these attacks occur around the globe, four men gradually insinuate themselves into the western world, learning to fly aircraft, living amongst us, blending into a culture they have sworn to destroy. American intelligence knows that something is coming; they’ve monitored communications, successfully prevented some attacks, failed to identify others, and even tracked some of the men who are planning the most deadly terror assault in history – but it is too little, too late. As dawn breaks on a beautiful early September morning, the world is about to change horribly in ways only a few have dreamed possible.


Episode Length: 00:50:00

Year: 2003

Episode: 2


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Inside 9/11 – End Game

In INSIDE 9/11: Hour Four, the last and perhaps most intense portion of the series, begins in the midst of several crises. Two commercial airliners have already smashed into the Twin Towers, resulting in a treacherous rescue mission and a rising panic in New York and beyond. Meanwhile, the third team of hijackers takes control and descends on America’s centre of military power, the Pentagon. And on United Airlines Flight 93, which is headed for the nation’s capital, passengers fought hijackers for control of the plane, sacrificing their lives as they crash into a field in rural Pennsylvania, but saving hundreds of others. The hope of salvaging those trapped in the Towers diminishes when the two great buildings collapse, killing and injuring countless victims. As the day progresses, the magnitude of the destruction comes into focus, leaving Americans traumatized and rescue teams overwhelmed. And by that afternoon, U.S. intelligence has already identified al Qaeda’s culpability in the tragedy, bringing the series back to where it began: Afghanistan.


Episode Length: 00:50:00

Year: 2003

Episode: 4


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Lost Treasures of Afghanistan

Lost Treasures of Afghanistan highlights the efforts of heroic Afghans who have refused to allow their culture to be destroyed. It tells the story of priceless treasures that have re-emerged, of people who risked death to defy extremists threatening to obliterate Afghanistan’s past, and of others with deep roots in the country who can finally come home now that the conflict has subsided.


Episode Length: 00:50:00

Year: 2004

Episode: 1


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Egypt Eternal: the Question for the Lost Tombs

French Archaeologist Dr. Alain Zivrie takes us under the sand to unearth mysteries of the great tombs at Bahariya and Saqqara and paint a new picture of a 3000-year-old society.


Episode Length: 00:50:00

Year: 2004

Episode: 1


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Walking Through History 2 – Episode 6

Tony takes in the wonderful seascapes of the North Norfolk coast, determined to discover how the area remained so blissfully unchanged when the Victorian age of industry and railways transformed lives and landscapes across the country. From the arrival of Bertie, Prince of Wales at Sandringham House to the opening of Cromer pier, Tony’s four day walk unveils an extraordinary tale of landowning power.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 6 of 6


 

Walking Through History 2 – Episode 5

From just north of the Scottish border, Tony Robinson sets off across the ancient kingdom of Northumbria which in the 7th century stretched from Edinburgh to York, on the trail of the truth about St Cuthbert, the greatest saint of his time.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 5 of 6


 

Walking Through History 2 – Episode 4

The Liverpool-Leeds canal is the longest single man-made waterway in the country; Tony travels the first 50 miles from Liverpool to the iconic Pier at Wigan, uncovering the extraordinary stories from its Georgian and Victorian origins.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 4 of 6


 

Walking Through History 2 – Episode 3

Tony walks a stretch of the fabulous Cornish coast, discovering why and how smuggling was the biggest industry in the area for decades, back in the eighteenth century.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 3 of 6


 

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