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The Birth of Israel

The Birth of Israel
Documentary examining the the events leading up to the Israeli war of Independence in 1949, its continuing impact on Arab/Israeli relations and the implications for the Middle East peace process. Sixty years ago Israel established itself in the wake of the British Mandate of Palestine. For the Palestinians, expelled from their homes in the process, the Israeli War of Independence is still known as... 

Lost Treasures of Tibet

Lost Treasures of Tibet
Before Leonardo da Vinci painted “The Last Supper,” Tibetan craftsmen were creating stunning artistry of their deities in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Mustang. In Lost Treasures of Tibet, NOVA goes behind the scenes with the first conservation team from the West, as it undertakes the painstaking restoration of these ancient masterpieces and the beautiful monasteries that house them. Located... 
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Lost King Of Maya

Lost King Of Maya
In an ancient Mayan arena, enemies of notorious King Yax K’uk Mo square off in a ball game that appears much like modern soccer. But in this fateful contest, winners live, and losers lose their heads. From 200 to 900 A.D., Yax K’uk Mo’s dynasty of Blood Lords presided over the Maya city of Copan, conducting hallucinogenic vision quests, ritual warfare and human sacrifice. Join a team of archaeologists... 
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In The Foot Steps Of Alexander The Great

In The Foot Steps Of Alexander The Great
In this award winning adventure Michael Wood embarks on a 20000 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... 

Mesoamerica

Mesoamerica
Mesoamerica is a region and culture area in the Americas, extending approximately from central Mexico to Honduras and Nicaragua, within which a number of pre-Columbian societies flourished before the Spanish colonization of the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries. Prehistoric groups in this area are characterized by agricultural villages and large ceremonial and politico-religious capitals. This... 
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Fall Of Great Empires: Storm Over Persia

Fall Of Great Empires: Storm Over Persia
Did the Persian Empire fall because it was a colossus built on shaky foundations? For centuries the Persian Empire had existed in what appeared to be resolute stability–until collapsing in a relatively short period of time under the military strikes of Alexander the Great. How was this possible? Greek historians claim that it was the moral decline of a whole society. The Persian Empire was formed... 

The Ultimate Guide: Pyramids

The Ultimate Guide: Pyramids
“The pyramids are some of the world’s greatest monuments . They combine colossal mass with precision engineering. For over 4000 years, they were unsurpassed. Yet they were built by peasant societies with only simple tools. And the Egyptians weren’t alone. Pyramids were the crowning achievements of other civilizations from around the world. The search for treasure has always brought... 

Digging For The Truth- Machu Picchu: Lost City Of The Inca

Digging For The Truth- Machu Picchu: Lost City Of The Inca
In 1911, Hiram Bingham, famed American explorer, stumbled across a remote Inca city atop a high peak in the Andes.The site was called Machu Picchu – perhaps the most famous ruin in the world. What was its purpose? Was it, like Bingham believed, a military fortress? Or did this glorious ruin have a secret purpose?  From the mountains of Peru, Josh will follow in the footsteps of Hiram Bingham. He...