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National Geographic puts on the TV show Ancient Civilizations. This series is comprised of mini documentaries that explore civilizations of our past. It's both informative and interesting. Modern technology is used in this show to go beyond standard historical facts and therefore allows viewers to see new discoveries that were once hidden from mankind. Miniature robots designed with video feeds are commonly used to venture into places that people otherwise would not be able to penetrate. This technology allows people to discovery hidden civilizations and archaeological evidence of civilizations that were once lost forever.

In addition to small robots, Ancient Civilizations has used several other technological advances to make new discoveries. Common technologies that are used include many different types of scans. This allows vision into physical matter that the naked eye would otherwise be unable to penetrate.

Ancient Civilizations answers many historical questions. The wonders behind the past are now able to be answered.This gives viewers answers to many questions that have plagued them, it gives answers that were once just beyond reach.

Secrets into past civilizations have been unlocked and are now available to be viewed by all. Secrets into many early civilizations sustainability patterns have been discovered. Ancient Civilizations have proven that others have succeeded long before many modern civilizations were even around. People have been shown past mistakes that have destroyed whole civilizations and can be used to prevent present day problems.

New secrets are waiting to be discovered. Each episode will bring new information to light, showing viewers new facts that could have easily been lost in the shadows forever. With each episode a chapter of history is opened, questions are answered and new questions are formed. Ancient Civilizations continues to search through time with each and every episode, opening chapter after chapter of historical facts that cover every location across the globe.

Ancient Civilizations is a Documentary & Biography series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (23 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 2008.

Ancient Civilizations is available for streaming on the National Geographic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ancient Civilizations on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon online.

National Geographic
2 Seasons, 23 Episodes
January 1, 2008
Documentary & Biography
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Ancient Civilizations Full Episode Guide

  • In this final episode of season 2, the discovery of a new lineage of hominid DNA challenges us to reexamine the origins human civilizations.

  • In this episode of Ancient Civilizations, we follow the mystical lineage from the Dogon to the mystery schools of Egypt.

  • In this episode of Ancient Civilizations, Aztecs legends may suggest that they were influenced by the same beings as the Sumerians.

  • In this episode of Ancient Civilizations, our experts try to unlock the secrets underlying the Four Corners region to offer a retelling of human history with extraterrestrial connections.

  • In this episode of Ancient Civilizations, our research team leaves no blue stone unturned in their investigation into the hyper-dimensional geometry of Stonehenge.

  • In this episode of Ancient Civilizations, our team of experts may have unlocked the mysterious origin of the pre-Adamite peoples.

  • In this episode of Ancient Civilizations, what secrets have been lost with the rise and fall of the wise woman?

  • In this episode of Ancient Civilizations, progenitors of a new race of gods modified grains which altered the DNA of the human species.

  • In this episode of Ancient Civilizations, discoveries from the ancient world, give credence to the credentials listed upon the Sumerian Kings List.

  • In this episode of Ancient Civilizations, the Temple of Jupiter in Baalbek was built using master mathematical codes which can be found throughout the cosmos.

  • Join two scientists and an explorer as they travel to Lebanon to find out more about the ancient Phoenicians. The scientists are using genetics to determine the link between the current Lebanese population and the early Phoenicians - from bone excavations made. Meanwhile, the explorer tries to retrace the shipping and sailing routes of the Phoenicians who were aggressive explorers and discovered and conquered other Mediterranean lands.

  • Almost every major culture includes an ancient flood story. What if evidence of the Great Flood could be found? Join Dr. Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, on an odyssey to find the submerged truth about the Great Flood. Dr. Ballard sets off to look for ancient shipwrecks, and search for evidence supporting a controversial theory that links the legend of the Great Flood with the catastrophic flooding of the Black Sea around 5500 B.C. As his sonar scans the desolate sea floor, and robotic submersibles search the haunting darkness of the Black Sea's "dead zone," the truth begins to emerge from the murky depths of myth and legend.

  • Who are we, and where did we come from? Follow an eerie trail of ash-entombed footprints...hold the razor-sharp stone tools of our ancient ancestors...unearth fossilized skeletons dated at a millions years and more. These are some of the fascinating clues in one of the greatest mysteries of all time: The origins of the human race.

  • Join famed underwater explorer Dr. Robert Ballard as a rare find off the coast of Israel sends him, a team of experts, and a National Geographic crew on a quest to solve an archaeological mystery. See the oldest shipwrecks ever found in the deep Mediterranean, relive the excitement of an ancient wreck discovered by a U.S. Navy nuclear sub, and probe the secrets of these unprecedented archaeological 'time capsules' and the clues they offer to an extraordinary, ancient civilization that dates back to biblical times.

  • Explore the ruins of the most highly developed civilization in the jungles of Mexico and Central America that mysteriously collapsed more than a thousand years ago. You'll hear the startling story of the kingdom's downfall and witness ancient rituals re-enacted on sites where they originally occurred.

  • It is perhaps the most intriguing story to have ever emerged from ancient Egypt - the mystery behind the famed boy-king Tutankhamen. Why did he die so young? Was he murdered? And is there an explanation for the legendary curse said to follow those who found his tomb centuries later? Now, for the first time, an international team of scientists is using state-of-the-art CT-scan technology to unveil the truth of what really happened 3000 years ago and unravel the mystery of King Tut's curse. It's an unprecedented look into Tut's life and death that will reveal answers about the man behind the golden mask in King Tut's Final Secrets.

  • Discover startling new revelations about this extraordinary civilization. Inca Mummies: Secrets of a Lost World transports you to remote Peruvian mountaintops with archaeologists as they explore a vast and previously unknown citadel. Venture into ancient dwellings, storehouses, and cemeteries as you investigate the mysteries of this intriguing site.

  • Who built the pyramids? What were the secrets of mummification? Which treasures were selected for the afterlife and why? For centuries, Egypt's pharaohs have kept these secrets to themselves...until now. Travel to a land of mystery and marvel as archaeologists investigate how the pyramids were actually built. Follow scientists as they re-create the ancient ritual of mummification and discover how the bodies of the pharaohs were preserved. And be there as cameras reveal the ancient underground vault that houses the mysterious ship of the Pharaoh Khufu: his magnificent vessel for eternity.

  • The river Nile gave birth to one of history's great civilizations. Through the centuries, the ancient Egyptians created and constructed the most glorious monuments the world has ever seen. Explore the great temples of Luxor and Karnak. Cross the Nile to the Land of the Dead and enter the elaborately decorated tombs where the kings and queens are buried. Join Egyptologists as they unravel and interpret the riddles of Egypt's intriguing past.

  • Through breathtaking discoveries, archaeologists are uncovering the early years of the ancient Maya to reveal a dynamic, sophisticated culture that was flourishing before the time of Christ. The Preclassic Maya - once dismissed as primitive - created massive pyramids, elaborate art, early writing, and more. Join National Geographic's Dawn of the Maya as it investigates the rise one of the world's greatest and most mysterious civilizations.

  • Ancient human grave sites speak volumes to those who listen. These haunting human "time capsules" have been uncovered all over the world. Some even reach a certain level of fame: The Ampato maiden sacrificed on an Andes peak. The Alpine Ice Man, the oldest frozen mummy ever found. England's 9,000 year old Cheddar Man. Others' stories are known only to the ages, like a cache of elaborately adorned 7,000 year old mummies unearthed in Chile, and the thousands of Egyptian mummies actually burned as train fuel in the 19th century. Modern science now allows us to explore these human treasures without destroying them, and connects us all to the secrets of the ancient dead.

  • Since times immemorial, humankind has searched for the answers to who we are, where we came from and why are we here. Embedded into ancient mythology and our forgotten history, is a code which unlocks our connection with transcendence and paves the way for a new golden age.