Investigating evidence that reveals the myths and mysteries behind ancient civilizations and the iconic structures they built.
S1 E1: Finding Sparta's 300
Thermopylae was the site of an iconic ancient battle. Legend says that in 480BC, 300 Spartan warriors died there - experts reconstruct the lost battlefield.
S2 E1: Tut's Buried Secrets
New finds explore the secrets of Tutankhamun's tomb. Experts reveal how his untimely death, calamitous burial, and an act of God made a minor king so iconic.
S2 E2: Secret History Of The Sphinx
Recent forensic findings expose secrets of the great Sphinx at Giza, revealing which pharaoh commissioned the huge statue and why it was never finished.
S2 E3: Curse Of The Blood Pyramids
Giant pyramids at a site in Mexico reveal the secrets of a civilisation that vanished 1,400 years ago. Shocking new discoveries suggest human sacrifice.
S2 E4: Mystery Of Egypt's Mega Temple
The Egyptian site of Karnak was once the ancient world's largest religious complex. Human remains tell the story of a new religion that changed Egypt.
S2 E5: Lost Temples Of The Jungle
New technology reveals the truth behind the largest temple ever built, Angkor Wat. Experts uncover how it was constructed and why it was deserted.
S2 E6: Hunt For King Arthur's Castle
A castle in Scotland may be the home of King Arthur's Round Table. Can the discovery of a disfigured skeleton reveal its secrets and rewrite history?
S2 E7: Ghosts Of Stonehenge
New discoveries reveal the deepest secrets of the Stonehenge, showing how ancient magic, bizarre rituals, and brutal murder built this strange monument.
S2 E8: Sex, Lies, And The Taj Mahal
Scientists reveal codes telling a shocking story of power and betrayal in the Indian ode to love, challenging commonly-held beliefs about the Taj Mahal.
S2 E9: Hidden City Of The Incas
S2 E10: Treasures Of The Terracotta Army
S2 E11: Lost World Of The Colosseum
Archaeologists uncover the secret lives of the gladiators and make new discoveries that help explain the rise and sudden fall of the Roman Empire.
S2 E12: Lost City Of The Desert
The ancient city of Petra has baffled experts for decades. Now, new technologies resurrect the city and reveal why this civilization was suddenly abandoned.
S3 E1: Episode 1
The Inca capital of Cusco was supposedly the site of untold gold and riches. New discoveries reveal the secrets behind this mighty empire's fall.
S3 E2: Episode 2
S3 E3: Lost Pyramids Of The Americas
At an ancient city lost in the Peruvian desert for 5,000 years, experts find signs of strange rituals. Was it the first civilization of the Americas?
S3 E4: Statue Of Liberty: The New Secrets
The Statue of Liberty is the home to dark American mysteries. Now, experts are using the latest science and technology to reveal her secrets.
S3 E5: Hunt For The Real Atlantis
A mysterious ruined city in Greece is home to the mythical Labyrinth and the Minotaur. Its catastrophic downfall may have inspired the legend of Atlantis.
S3 E6: Episode 6
Attila the Hun was one of history's fiercest warriors, and new evidence reveals if his terror was responsible for the fall of Roman Empire.
S3 E7: Episode 7
The statues of Easter Island were built by one of the world's strangest and most isolated civilizations. New evidence reveals why they were constructed.
S3 E8: Pompeii's Doomsday Mummies
New finds at Pompeii's last unexplored area reveal the dark secrets of the doomsday event that destroyed it. Recently-unearthed mummies may offer answers.
S3 E9: Mystery Of The Cursed Pyramid
Egypt's Bent Pyramid is one of the world's most mysterious ancient mega-structures. Was it intended to look so bizarre, or had something gone wrong?
S3 E10: Episode 10
S3 E11: Episode 11
Archaeologists examine what lies beneath China's Forbidden City, exploring the dark secrets of this mysterious mega-palace buried for nearly 600 years.
S3 E12: Forbidden City Of The Pharaohs
The city of Thebes was the religious centre of Egypt's New Kingdom. How did workers construct the largest religious site in the ancient world?
S3 E13: Egypt's Lost Skyscrapers
A pioneering experiment shows how ancient Egyptians built the giant obelisks of Thebes. New findings suggest how they prompted the downfall of the pharaohs.
S3 E14: Episode 14
New discoveries at a strange prehistoric site reveal the dark secrets and rituals of the mysterious people who built the world's largest stone circle.
S3 E15: Lost City Of The Maya
Hidden deep in the Guatemalan jungle is the lost city of Tikal, once home to over 100,000 people. How did this small village rise to become a Maya superpower?
S3 E16: Curse Of The Jungle Treasure
In Mexico, archaeologists uncover a 100-foot tall mud pyramid, marking the site of the capital city of the mysterious Olmec. Who were these people?
S4 E1: Episode 1
The Nazca Lines are mysterious symbols that have been carved into the Atacama Desert more than a thousand years ago. How and why were they created?
S4 E2: Episode 2
Alcatraz is one of the most famous prisons in the world. Experts investigate its remarkable engineering secrets and why it was so hard to escape from.
S4 E3: Episode 3
The ‘Iceman’ is the world’s oldest and most perfectly preserved mummy. Cutting-edge forensic technology may unearth the mummy’s darkest secrets.
S4 E4: Nero's Lost Palace
The Emperor Nero built an astonishing palace in the heart of Rome. Now using cutting-edge technology, experts investigate if he burnt the city for the building.
S4 E5: Episode 5
The Lighthouse of Alexandria is one of the world’s original Seven Wonders. Experts investigate its many secrets – did it hold a superweapon?
S4 E6: Episode 6
The Dead Sea Scrolls in Israel are the oldest biblical texts. New discoveries might finally reveal the hidden meaning behind these manuscripts.
S4 E7: Episode 7
The sunken town of Baiae remains frozen in time, lying on the seabed of the Bay of Naples. Now, marine archaeologists investigate its fascinating secrets.
S4 E8: Episode 8
Thermopylae was the site of an iconic ancient battle. Legend says that in 480BC, 300 Spartan warriors died there – experts reconstruct the lost battlefield.
S4 E9: Episode 9
Experts use cutting-edge technology to investigate one of the wonders of the modern world. They reveal mysteries hidden in its foundation.
S4 E10: Episode 10
Experts use cutting-edge technology to investigate a lost city buried in the Sahara. Archaeologists are uncovering the city’s forgotten ruins and dark secrets.
S4 E11: Episode 11
When Pompeii was destroyed by an apocalyptic volcano, another town was destroyed, too – Herculaneum. It is one of history’s most perfectly preserved towns.
S4 E12: Episode 12
The Roman Empire built Hadrian's Wall to guard its frontiers; new discoveries reveal who the Romans were trying to keep out with this 72-mile-long megastructure.
S4 E13: Episode 13
The underground bunker of Adolf Hitler is home to some of the greatest secrets of the Nazi regime. Experts use cutting-edge technology to uncover new evidence.
S4 E14: Episode 14
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the world’s most iconic buildings, but why does it lean? Investigators uncover the reasons for its tilt.
S4 E15: Episode 15
The infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral only lasted 30 seconds. Now, experts use cutting-edge technology to uncover the mystery surrounding the event.
S4 E16: Episode 16
The Tower of Babel is one of the most famous stories of the Bible. Archaeologists use new technology to uncover how engineers could have built it.
S4 E17: Episode 17
Troy is the legendary lost city at the centre of the Trojan War, but its existence was never confirmed. New cutting-edge technology explores the ancient myth.
S4 E18: Episode 18
Mount Rushmore is one of North America’s most iconic landmarks. Experts use cutting-edge technology to reveal what lies beneath the rock.
S4 E19: Episode 19
What caused the Nazi aircraft to explode into a giant ball of fire over New Jersey in 1937? Experts use cutting-edge technology to investigate the event.
S4 E20: Episode 20
Cutting-edge technology is helping experts investigate the Bermuda triangle. Using new techniques, they search for evidence of aliens on the ocean floor.
S4 E21: Lost Kingdom Of Kush
Pyramids in the deserts of Sudan are the ruins of a powerful lost civilisation that rivalled Egypt. However, why are the pyramids there and who built them?
S4 E22: Hunt For The First Pyramid
Saqqara is the site of the first pyramid - the Step Pyramid of Djoser. Experts use cutting-edge technology to explore why the Egyptians built pyramids.
S4 E23: Lost City Of Babylon
Archaeological investigations unearth the secrets of the long-lost city. New evidence reveals what Babylon looked like and what caused its downfall.
S4 E24: Hidden Secrets Of The Twin Towers
The World Trade Centre's iconic twin towers were an engineering marvel. Experts use pioneering technology to examine their secret history.
S4 E25: Secrets Of The Black Pyramid
With special access to a hi-tech archaeological investigation, experts reveal why Egypt's Black Pyramid collapsed before its pharaoh was buried there.
S4 E26: Egypt's Sunken Treasures
A cutting-edge archaeological investigation uses hi-tech methods to scan the ocean floor in search of sunken sphinxes, temples, and shipwrecks.
S4 E27: Lost World Of Atlantis
New discoveries on a strange Mediterranean island might offer new clues in the hunt for Atlantis. Experts reveal the apocalyptic event that destroyed it.
S4 E28: Jericho's Buried Secrets
New discoveries at the lost city of Jericho offer fresh evidence about the biblical battle that brought its impregnable walls down.
S5 E1: Mystery Of The Volcano Temple
The Pantheon is a 2,000-year-old temple with a secret. Advanced archaeological methods and new evidence reveal why it was built and how it survived.
S5 E3: Legend Of King Midas
King Midas and his golden touch is a famous tale in Greek mythology. Experts use advanced archaeological methods to delve into strange ancient mounds.
S5 E4: Ghosts Of Venice
Venice was once a fearsome superpower. Scientists use pioneering acoustic imaging technology to discover its ancient foundations and reveal how it's still standing.
S5 E5: Secrets Of Seahenge
A prehistoric megastructure on the sands of an English shore could reveal lost mysteries of the Bronze Age. Experts uncover ancient rituals once performed here.
S5 E6: Terror In The Torture Tower
The Tower of London is shrouded in a mysterious, grisly past. Experts use pioneering archaeological methods to examine how it became an infamous prison.
S5 E7: Secrets Of The Sunken Empire
Experts use high-tech underwater archaeology to explore the world's oldest sunken city and reveal new discoveries about one of the first great empires.
S5 E8: Episode 8
Stunning 'blow apart' CGI animation and the latest archaeological investigations reveal how the most iconic buildings of the ancient worlds were built, stone by stone.
S5 E9: Episode 9
Experts use drone technology to explore the tunnels hidden below an Egyptian pyramid for the very first time. Plus, forensics uncover a pharaoh's secrets.
S5 E10: Episode 10
Experts use innovative geophysical analysis to solve the mysteries of the towering Mount Nemrut in Turkey. Can they uncover the reason for its destruction?
S5 E11: Episode 11
The ancient city of Persepolis was once the greatest and richest city on Earth. Using forensic analysis, experts discover how the Persians rose to power.
S5 E12: Episode 12
S5 E14: Lost City Of The Maya Queens
S5 E15: Egypts Island Of Secrets
S5 E16: Egypts Cult Kings
S5 E17: King Arthurs Lost Castle
S5 E18: Lost World Of Desert Kings
S5 E19: Romes Lost Coliseums
S5 E20: Legend Of Xanadu
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