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The Bible According To Hollywood Synopsis This fascinating documentary explores the manner in which Hollywood has adapted stories from the Bible for the silver screen. Utilizing film clips, cast interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage, THE BIBLE ACCORDING TO HOLLYWOOD celebrates the golden age of big-budget Bible epics such as BEN HUR, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, SAMSON AND DELILAH, KING OF KINGS, DAVID AND BATHSHEBA, and many more. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Series aiming to excavate difficult archaeological sites all over Britain, with the help of Dr Mark Davies and a team of young diggers. Bridge on the River Wye – Traveling to the site of a Roman bridge in the Wye Valley, South Wales. They hope to date the structure, as well as gather artifacts and evidence steadily being destroyed by climate change. Living on the Edge – Exploring one of Britain’s most remote and inaccessible sites, the Kame of Isbister off the north coast of Shetland.
The Most Secret Place on Earth is a 2008 film by German director Marc Eberle, dealing with the secret operation waged by the CIA throughout the sixties and early seventies against communist guerrillas in Laos, particularly in the city of Long Chen. Marc Eberle talks to the protagonists of Laos civil war – on both sides. The film features interviews with State Department, CIA and Air America officials, as well as Hmong general Vang Pao and some of his critics – Fred Branfman and Professor Alfred McCoy. Despite being the center of the covert operation and, at its peak, one of the world’s busiest airports with a population of 50,000 people, Long Chen’s location was never marked on any map.
The region now known as Iraq has always been, in many ways, world history’s ground zero. From this rich territory sprang the earliest cities and empires, earliest armies, and earliest tyrants. The Kings: From Babylon To Baghdad tells the story of Iraq through the history of its rulers, from Sargon the Great to Saddam Hussein.
The history of Britain and the aspirations of her Christian communities can be traced in the glorious excesses of the cathedrals. From Norman grandeur to the modern interpretations found in Liverpool and Coventry, explore the changing styles of the cathedrals in our midst. As the first Gothic cathedral to be built in Britain, Canterbury was at the forefront of an architectural revolution.
In this landmark two-hour special, NOVA takes viewers on a fascinating scientific journey to the beginnings of modern religion. The Bible’s Buried Secrets vividly recounts the saga of the ancient Israelites and digs deeply into both the Bible and the history of the Israelites through the archaeological artifacts they left behind. The documentary focuses on the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament, as the foundation for the great monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
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At the height of its glory, this mysterious civilization ruled a territory of 125,000 square miles across parts of Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Belize. What began as a modest population of hunters and gatherers expanded into more than forty flourishing city-states who engineered sky-high temple-pyramids, ornate palaces and advanced hydraulic systems. Where did they come from and what catastrophes caused the collapse of this innovative civilization? From the Temple-Pyramids at Tikal, to the royal tomb at Palenque, to the star observatory at Chichén Itzá, this episode will examine the architecture and infrastructure that enabled the rise and fall of the ancient Maya civilization. Watch the full documentary now (The Maya) In less than 200 years the Aztec’s transformed themselves from a band of wandering nomads to the greatest civilization the New World had ever known.
Episode 1: Medieval Maps – Mapping the Medieval Mind Episode 2: City Maps – Order out of Chaos (Preview only) Episode 3: Atlas Maps – Thinking Big (Preview only) Episode 4: Cartoon Maps – Politics and Satire (Preview only) Medieval Maps – Mapping the Medieval Mind The Hereford Mappa Mundi is the largest intact Medieval wall map in the world and its ambition is breathtaking – to picture all of human knowledge in a single image. The work of a team of artists, the world it portrays is overflowing with life, featuring Classical and Biblical history, contemporary buildings and events, animals and plants from across the globe, and the infamous ‘monstrous races’ which were believed to inhabit the remotest corners of the Earth. The Mappa Mundi, meaning ‘cloth of the world’, has spent most of its long life at Hereford Cathedral , rarely emerging from behind its glass case.
Episode 1: From The Prison To The Palace Presented by eminent historian David Starkey, Elizabeth explores the turbulent life and times of England’s Virgin Queen by augmenting newly shot re-creations of famous events with artistic interpretations of Good Queen Bess glimpses of British landmarks and period artifacts and incisive passages quoted from historical records. Elizabeth’s reign began in the late 16th century with her beloved England threatened from both without and within.
Is paganism a living tradition with roots deep in prehistory or just a collection of superstitions, magic tricks and witches’ spells? Pagans explores the origins, history and beliefs of Europe’s ancient religions. Sexy Beasts – Looks back to a time before sex was taboo, when humans saw themselves as an integral part of the natural world. Through history and prehistory, the representations of the ancient gods and traditions followed by pagans have been marred by propaganda from other religious groups eager to rein in those they defined as wild barbarians . In truth, the word pagan is a Roman term meaning ‘country folk’, and the general concept of paganism is of oneness with nature and a quest to fully understand the world around us. Magic Moments – Today magic is used as a form of entertainment.
Documentary about the history of angels, and their influence on humankind and society both in the past and in modern times. Includes interviews and information about peoples personal experience with angels, such as spirit guides. The origin of angels in history is quite complicated to figure out, due to angels or similar spirit beings being found within many cultures around the globe. Angels are found within three key religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
In the footsteps of Alexander the Great In this award winning adventure Micheal Wood embarks on a 2000 mile journey in the foot steps of Alexander’s triumphal march from Greece to India. Traveling with Lebanese traders, Iranian pilgrims and Afghan guerrillas, by jeep, train, boat, camel and on foot, he interweaves the momentous events of the past with present day reality and brings us new insights into a man whose myth and achievements still resonate down the centuries. He was one of the most successful military commanders in history, and was undefeated in battle.
Could we all be descendants of an Adam ? And if Adam existed, who was he, where did he live and what did he look like? Join leading geneticist and National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence, Spencer Wells, as he embarks on a quest to trace every man’s family tree back to an ultimate ancestor .