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New Kingdom Egypt
New Kingdom Egypt saw the development of the "warrior pharaoh" image, the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, and the flourishing of the Amun Re cult. After Ahmose I expelled the Hyksos from Lower Egypt, a policy of empire building began, reaching its greatest height during the reign of Thutmose…
The Impossible Spy
Based on the true story of Elie Cohen, Israel's national hero, whose daring mission took him from Argentina to Damascus where he successfully entered the upper echelons of the Syrian government. The secrets he obtained became crucial in Israel's victory in the 1967 Six-Day War. A portrait of spies and…
The Hidden History of Egypt
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Blood and Oil
Except for the Dardanelles/Gallipoli campaigns, the extensive combat operations in the Middle East during World War I have been largely overlooked in documentary programs. Given the historical significance of the Ottoman Empire's demise in 1918, and the ongoing importance of Middle Eastern oil reserves to Western economies, a close study…
Egypt: New Discoveries, Ancient Mysteries
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Investigating The Past: Pompeii & Herculaneum
Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD and the cities of Pompeii & Herculaneum were completely buried. For 1600 years, their secrets were lost in time. When a peasant in the early 1700s discovered marble blocks while deepening his well, he discovered Herculaneum. Thus began the removal of anything valuable from…
Cities Of Vesuvius: Pompeii & Herculaneum
Mount Vesuvius erupted almost 2000 years ago. The inhabitants of nearby Pompeii & Herculaneum suffered horrific deaths, before being buried under tonnes of volcanic rock and mud. For centuries their stories were forgotten. Gradually over the last 250 years, their secrets have been unearthed, giving us a remarkable insight into…
Rome Part Two: Late Republic To The Fall Of The Roman Empire - 121BC To 476AD
From 121BC onwards, powerful leaders dominated the political fortunes of Rome. Marius - the military reformer, Sulla - the dictator, Cicero - the lawyer, orator and consul, and Julius Caesar who appointed himself dictator in 45BC. When the Roman fleet destroyed the Egyptians at the Battle of Actium, Augustus became…
Legacy of Ancient Civilizations: The Minoans
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One of the most powerful myths handed down by the ancient Greeks tells of the fabled King Minos, who ordered the construction of a vast, mazelike building called the labyrinth. Within this structure, he imprisoned the monster known as the Minotaur, a creature with the head of a bull and…
Legacy of Ancient Civilizations: Troy and Pergamum
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Though it is today a region of Turkey, the coastal area of Anatolia, or Asia Minor, was a thriving center of Greek culture in ancient times. Two cities there especially stand out - one for its connection to a work of literature, one for its connection to a work of…
Legacy of Ancient Civilizations: Thera Santorini
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If you look at a map of Greece, you will see that nearly a quarter of its territory consists of dozens and dozens of islands in the Aegean Sea. In ancient times, one of these islands was Thera. It would not be especially notable - except for one thing. This…
Legacy of Ancient Civilizations: The Mycenaeans
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There were many interesting and important civilizations in the Mediterranean region in ancient times, but the Mycenaeans were especially fortunate in one way. Their legends and deeds became the subjects of the finest works of literature to be handed down from antiquity - Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and the dramas…