Secrets in the Dust

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  • 2007
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Secrets in the Dust is an educational, adventure documentary focused on marvelous archaeological discoveries. This series gives everyone a new perspective on one of the most popular science fields, archaeology. Over the years, the field has blossomed with amazing jaw dropping finds. Secrets in the Dust put the viewers in the shoes of grave robbers, visionaries, and rivals. Film makers follow the foot steps of the history of archaeology and point out the greatest archaeologist of all time. In one episode, archaeologists discuss Alfred Rust's ice age theory and his research trips from Germany to Syria in the nineteen thirties.

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A Dive Into History
11. A Dive Into History
April 2, 2010
Alfred Merlin was digging for Roman remains in Tunisia in 1907 when sponge-divers identified mysterious remains -stone columns, just off-shore in the Mediterranean. Was this the legendary lost city of Atlantis? But when beautifully-crafted Roman ...
Aztecs - Sacrifice and Science
10. Aztecs - Sacrifice and Science
October 25, 2009
Luckily for him, Eduard Seler had a weak constitution; in 1882 he met and married his doctor's daughter. Caecilie's energy and curiosity complemented Eduard's intellectual passion and capacity for hard, detailed work, and together they left Berlin ...
Etruscans - Glory Before Rome
9. Etruscans - Glory Before Rome
April 4, 2010
It took an Italian doctor in the 1870s to discover the legendary 12th City of the Etruscans, the mysterious people the Romans tried to write out of history, because they were jealous of this superior civilization that they had thrust aside ...
Persia - Legacy of the Flames
8. Persia - Legacy of the Flames
April 11, 2010
In 1923 Ernst Herzfeld was the greatest living scholar of the Persian Empire, that ruled in the Middle East from 612BC until it was defeated by Alexander the Great in 330BC. That year Herzfeld set out on his last major expedition. It would last ...
Hunting for the Ice Age
7. Hunting for the Ice Age
October 18, 2009
Alfred Rust was a humble electrician in 1920s Germany when he first discovered ice-age tools in a swamp near Hamburg. At that time no-one believed that ice-age man could have survived this far north. No scholar would take this amateur's views ...
India - the First Civilization
6. India - the First Civilization
June 1, 2008
As Indian independence approached in the first half of the 20th Century, British archaeologists John Hubert Marshall and Sir Mortimer Wheeler worked at breakneck speed to understand the great ancient civilizations of the subcontinent, which the ...
The Truth Behind the Legend
5. The Truth Behind the Legend
May 25, 2008
In one of the epic stories of archaeology, German multimillionaire Heinrich Schliemann set out to find the true location of Troy, site of the duel of Achilles and Hector in the Trojan War, the greatest legend of the ancient world. In decades of ...
Machu Picchu - City in the Clouds
4. Machu Picchu - City in the Clouds
May 18, 2008
Hawaiian-born, Yale-educated Hiram Bingham was determined to make a name for himself as an explorer. At the beginning of the 20th Century, when the last empty spaces on the globe were fast disappearing, he decided to climb South America's highest ...
Maya - Rivals in the Jungle
3. Maya - Rivals in the Jungle
November 4, 2007
From the 1860s to the 1880s two explorers -the German Teobert Maler and the American Edward Thompson - competed in a bitter rivalry to find and photograph lost Mayan cities, deep in the Mexican and Guatemalan jungles. Maler was the superior ...
Egypt - Finding the Pharaohs
2. Egypt - Finding the Pharaohs
November 18, 2007
Fifty years before the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, Frenchman Auguste Mariette and German Emil Brugsch worked together in Cairo and Luxor to identify and decipher the contents of the tombs where the Pharaohs were laid to rest. They discovered ...
Pompeii - Rebirth of a City
1. Pompeii - Rebirth of a City
November 11, 2007
Archaeology, as we understand, it didn't exist in 1758 when Johann Joachim Winckelmann made his way from the royal library in Dresden, Germany, to visit another private collection. He wanted to see the King of Naples's museum of statues, salvaged -
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Secrets in the Dust is an educational, adventure documentary focused on marvelous archaeological discoveries. This series gives everyone a new perspective on one of the most popular science fields, archaeology. Over the years, the field has blossomed with amazing jaw dropping finds. Secrets in the Dust put the viewers in the shoes of grave robbers, visionaries, and rivals. Film makers follow the foot steps of the history of archaeology and point out the greatest archaeologist of all time. In one episode, archaeologists discuss Alfred Rust's ice age theory and his research trips from Germany to Syria in the nineteen thirties.

  • Premiere Date
    November 11, 2007