Ancient Civilizations Uncovered

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  • 2017
  • 1 Season

While civilization covers the entire globe today, there was a time when it rose as isolated islets in a vast sea of barbarism. That is why the few cultures that were able to become so successful have been the objects of scholarly scrutiny for generations. In Ancient Civilizations Uncovered we explore five ancient worlds, which have left an indelible mark on history.

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The Secret Bone Oracles of the Yellow River Civilization- Chinese Civilization
5. The Secret Bone Oracles of the Yellow River Civilization- Chinese Civilization
December 1, 2017
This episode is an exploration of ancient Shang civilization. We reveal the secret of their oracle bones and learn how an unassuming Chinese government official was instrumental in discovering them. Through this historical investigation, we shed light on the foundational beliefs of an ancient civilization which has become a formidable power in modern times.
Legend of the Andes - Incan Civilization
4. Legend of the Andes - Incan Civilization
December 1, 2017
We visit the mythical city of Machu Picchu situated high atop an Andean mountain ridge. Who were the people behind this ancient architectural marvel, and what was their purpose of building it? We learn the history of the glorious yet short-lived Inca Empire, and witness their demise through internal strife and foreign conquest.
Cradle of Western Civilization - Ancient Greece
3. Cradle of Western Civilization - Ancient Greece
December 1, 2017
We travel back in time to a civilization which has birthed countless Homeric legends and whose culture has become the backbone to western civilization, which has dominated the world for nearly a millennium.
Blooming Flower in the Desert - Egyptian Civilization
2. Blooming Flower in the Desert - Egyptian Civilization
December 1, 2017
The most famous of all ancient civilizations, Egypt was a civilization fixated on death, yet, this obsession became the source of a culture more splendorous than any the world has known. We also unveil the startling secrets behind Egyptian pyramids, and the purpose they served of immortalizing the pharaohs.
Lost Ancient Trading City - Indus Civilization
1. Lost Ancient Trading City - Indus Civilization
December 1, 2017
We delve into Indus Valley Civilization and the mysterious city of Harappa which was equipped with an intricate system of canals and wells. We learn of the startling modern conveniences of the ancient city and of the people who designed and built them.
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While civilization covers the entire globe today, there was a time when it rose as isolated islets in a vast sea of barbarism. That is why the few cultures that were able to become so successful have been the objects of scholarly scrutiny for generations. In Ancient Civilizations Uncovered we explore five ancient worlds, which have left an indelible mark on history.

  • Premiere Date
    December 1, 2017