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Finding the Lost Da Vinci

Could one of Leonardo da Vinci’s lost works of art be hidden between a wall of an ornate building and another masterpiece? It’s a captivating theory that has had one prominent scientist chasing a legend for more than 30 years. This is the exclusive behind-the-scenes story of the hunt for a priceless masterpiece that could lead to one of the greatest discoveries the art world has ever known.


Episode Length:00:45:00

Year: 2015

Episode: 1


 

Dawn of Humanity

Most fossil discoveries of human relatives consist of just a handful of bones. But down in this hidden chamber, the team uncovered an unprecedented trove—so far, over 1,500 bones—with the potential to rewrite the story of our origins. They may help fill in a crucial gap in the fossil record and tell us how Homo, the first member of the human family, emerged from ape-like ancestors like the famous Lucy. But how did hundreds of bones end up in the remote chamber? The experts are considering every mind-boggling possibility. Join NOVA on the treacherous descent into this cave of spectacular and enigmatic finds, and discover their startling implications for the saga of what made us human.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2015

Episode: 1


 

Guardians of Ancient Egypt

Over the last three years, a national revolution has plunged Egypt into chaos. Tourists have vanished, looters have plundered irreplaceable treasures and the country is fast running out of cash. Now, Egypt needs a new brand of heroes. Their task is to build the greatest museum on Earth, save the nation’s ancient heritage, bring visitors flooding back and breathe new life into the land of the pharaohs. This is the story of that battle – and the extraordinary band of men and women who are fighting it.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2016

Episode: 1


 

Cannibals of the Stone Age

Up to 1000 victims. Men, women, children, even unborn foetuses. Some scientists believe they were murdered, butchered like livestock, then cooked and cannibalised in sacrificial rites that drew participants from hundreds of miles away. 7000 years later, the extraordinary violence of this scene is sending shock waves across the centuries and calling into question everything we thought we knew about our civilisation and ourselves.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2010

Episode: 1


 

Saving Egypt’s Oldest Pyramid

The Step Pyramid of Saqqara, in the desert south of Cairo, is a keystone in the history of civilisation. But it is falling apart, ravaged by looters, earthquakes and the erosive force of 4600 years of time. For five years, a team of British and Egyptian experts have been urgently at work to rescue this prototype for all the Egyptian pyramids. Their efforts are focused on the sacred heart of the structure, the burial chamber of Pharaoh Djoser. The ceiling of the chamber is in imminent danger of collapse but progress is cautious and was completely brought to a halt by the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. Can the experts win the race to save the precious pyramid and preserve its secrets and treasures?


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2013

Episode: 1


 

The Jesus Mysteries

Jesus Christ is one of the most famous names in the history of mankind. He is the core of belief for millions of Christians worldwide and his story has provided rich materials for thousands of books and films. But Gospel writers left out crucial details about pivotal events in Christ’s life, historical moments that have been adapted, embellished and rewritten over the course of hundreds of years. This two-hour special re-examine elements of Christ’s life and ministries, such as the nativity, the miracles and the crucifixion – questioning basic modern assumptions to reveal some surprising and often shocking details about his life and ministry.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 1


 

Das Reich – Episode 2

With 15,000 men and more than 200 tanks, Das Reich took six days to reach Normandy from the south of France, massacring civilians along the way.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2015

Episode: 2


 

Das Reich – Episode 1

In the final year of the Second World War, the infamous Panzer elite division Das Reich was known for its mass murders on the Eastern Front.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2015

Episode: 1


 

Explorer – Death Of The Iceman

Explorer, the longest-running documentary series in cable television history, honored with nearly 60 Emmys and hundreds of other awards, continues as a series of major specials.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2008

Episode: 6


Nazi Attack On America

Experts explore the damage wrought by German World War II submarines on America’s shipping and East Coast cities through the study of a sunken U-boat found off New Orleans.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2015

Episode: 2


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