In the tropical forests of Central America, vast stone pyramids slowly crumble beneath the trees.
In this episode, we look at one of history's great romantic mysteries: the fall of the Classic Maya C...Show More
A vast ruined bath house, a fire-damaged poem and a world teetering on the brink of collapse.
In this episode, we look at the history of the collapse of Roman Britain. Find out how a great civilizat...Show More
High up on the craggy peaks of the Urubamba Canyon, a lost city lies wreathed in cloud...
In this episode, we explore the mountains of the Andes, and tell the story of the Inca Empire. Find out how t...Show More
On the outskirts of modern Istanbul, a line of ancient walls lies crumbling into the earth...
In this episode, we look at one of history’s most incredible stories of survival - the thousand-year epic...Show More
A city in ruins. A dynasty in tatters. An empire in ashes...
This episode, we look at the remarkable story of the first empire of ancient China, the Han dynasty. With ancient Chinese poetry, songs an...Show More
Beneath the busy streets of Mexico City, a buried god lies waiting to be discovered...
This episode, we look back at the age of the Aztecs. Learn how this society grew from nothing to create one of t...Show More
In the dusts of Iraq, the ruins of the world's first civilization lie buried.
This episode, we travel into the extremely distant past to look at the Sumerians. These ancient people invented writing ...Show More
Today, the Songhai Empire is all but forgotten by history. But this medieval kingdom was once the most powerful force in Africa.
Find out how this civilization grew up on the fringes of the Sahara De...Show More