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  • The Aztecs: Blood and Sacrifice

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    S 3 : Ep 12 - 4/16/07

    The Aztecs were the largest civilization to ever rule Mesoamerica. Archaeology and modern science are now shedding new light on the blood rituals they practiced.
  • Lost Treasures of the Copper Scroll

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    S 3 : Ep 11 - 4/9/07

    In the depths of an Israeli cave, archaeologists found rolls of dusty manuscripts dating to the 1st century AD, and they are inscribed on a copper scroll! Scholars believe the copper scrolls represent a detailed treasure map--a list of hiding places where the priests of Jerusalem's Second Temple stored their most precious silver and gold artifacts during times of trouble.moreless
  • Search for King David

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    S 3 : Ep 10 - 4/2/07

    A quest for the historical King David. A basalt slab inscribed with David's name is examined;the famous battle between David and Goliath is recreated;also Jerusalem is visited.
  • Stonehenge of the Americas

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    S 3 : Ep 9 - 3/26/07

    In the Bolivian Andes, a sprawling ancient city rests 13,000 feet above sea level. With its giant, freestanding monoliths and grand design, Tiwanaku has long been compared to Stonehenge. The two sites were built on opposite sides of the globe, but they both share a design that pays tribute to the sun.moreless
  • Lost Treasures of Petra

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    S 3 : Ep 8 - 3/19/07

    The "red-rose" city of Petra stands as one of the most glorious and mysterious archaeological sites on earth. Created over 2,500 years ago, the ornate Petra cityscape was literally carved into the rose-colored walls of Jordan's Shara Mountains. The builders of Petra, the Nabataeans, were thought to be some of the wealthiest people ever to inhabit the Middle East, but they, along with their riches, simply vanished. What was Petra and could the Arabian site be still hiding precious treasure?moreless
  • Secrets of the Mummies

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 3/12/07

    For over 3,000 years, ancient Egyptians preserved their dead in the desert sands. Today the secrets of the Egyptian afterlife are being revealed! Join host Josh Bernstein as he enters a realm of temples, tombs, and mummies. How did the Egyptians prepare the dead for the afterlife and why did these sacred practices disappear?moreless
  • Machu Picchu: Lost City of the Inca

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 3/5/07

    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. Was it, like Bingham believed, a military fortress or did this glorious ruin have a secret purpose?moreless
  • Ramsses: Visions of Greatness

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    S 3 : Ep 5 - 2/26/07

    Was Ramesses II Egypt's Greatest Pharaoh? He built soaring statues, grand temples, and monuments to himself throughout Egypt. He even declared himself a living god. What forces drove him to be the greatest pharaoh?moreless
  • New Maya Revelations

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 2/12/07

    This week Josh travels to Guatemala in search of the Maya.
  • King Tut: Secrets Revealed

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 2/5/07

    This week Josh travels again to Egypt, this time in search of what really happened to King Tut.
  • Lost Empire of Genghis Khan

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 1/29/07

    This week Josh travels to Mongolia in search of the empire of the Khans.
  • Atlantis: New Revelations

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 1/22/07

    This week Josh searches the Mediterranean in search of Atlantis
  • Lost Cities of the Amazon

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    S 2 : Ep 13 - 4/24/06

    Josh Bernstein treks through thick overgrown regions of the Amazon rainforest on the trail of the legendary "Lost City of Z".
  • The Real Sin City: Sodom & Gomorrah

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    S 2 : Ep 12 - 4/17/06

    Josh Bernstein follows the clues left in the Bible in hopes of finding the infamous cities of sin, Sodom and Gomorrah.
  • Giants of Patagonia

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    S 2 : Ep 11 - 4/3/06

    Josh Bernstein accompanies paleontologists, naturalists, and crypto-zoologists on a search to determine whether the ground sloth could be the source of the giants of Patagonia.
  • The Da Vinci Code: Bloodlines

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    S 2 : Ep 10 - 3/27/06

    Josh Bernstein searches for evidence behind the controversial theory laid out in Dan Brown's book, The Da Vinci Code.
  • Troy: Of Gods and Warriors

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    S 2 : Ep 9 - 3/20/06

    Josh travels to Greece and Turkey in search of the legendary city of Troy. He ends up finding out that Homer's Iliad was more than merely a work of fiction.
  • The Real Queen of Sheba

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    S 2 : Ep 8 - 3/13/06

    Josh travels to Ethiopia to find out whether or not there really was a Queen of Sheba, or if she was merely a legend.
  • Cleopatra: The Last Pharaoh

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 2/27/06

    Join Josh Bernstein as he joins Zahi Hawass in the hunt for mummies from the time of Cleopatra's reign as they try to uncover more information on one of the very last Pharaohs.moreless
  • Roanoke: The Lost Colony

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 2/20/06

    Join Josh Bernstein as he investigates the roots of England's first permanent colony, who three years after landing, vanished.
  • The Vikings: Voyage to America

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    S 2 : Ep 4 - 2/13/06

    Join Josh Bernstein as he sails a Viking ship from Denmark to America and tries to determine for himself if the Vikings really beat Christopher Columbus to America.
  • Stonehenge Secrets Revealed

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 2/6/06

    Join Josh Bernstein as he investigates the origins of the mysterious Stonehenge.
  • America's Pyramids

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 1/30/06

    Join Josh Bernstein as he travels North America in search of its own pyramids. The adventure turns dangerous when Josh suffers a severe allergic reaction to fire ants.
  • The Real Temple of Doom

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 1/23/06

    Join Josh Bernstein as he ventures into the deep jungle of the Amazon to find out more information on the Chavin and whether or not they really had a "temple of doom."
  • Mystery of the Anasazi

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 5/9/05

    In the American Southwest, there is no more puzzling mystery than the magnificent stone cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde. Why did the Anasazi Indians suddenly move their villages to these perilous cliffs in the 13th century--and then abandon them just decades later--and seemingly disappear from history? Was it drought? Invading tribes? Or an insidious "cancer" from within that may have caused them to turn to fierce warfare and even cannibalism? In search of answers, our host, the intrepid explorer and survival expert Josh Bernstein, travels from Mesa Verde, Colorado to remote canyons in Utah where the Anasazi took refuge. Piecing together the story from both archaeologists and Native Americans, he finally ends up, in his search for the truth, in the eerie and desolate ruins of the Anasazi's greatest cultural center--Chaco Canyon.moreless
  • Giants of Easter Island

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    S 1 : Ep 12 - 4/25/05

    On the remotest island on the face of the planet stand the massive, enigmatic stone statues of Easter Island. Who carved them? And why? Ever since Easter Island was first discovered, this tiny pinprick of land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has baffled scientists. How did the ancients who peopled this place even find it? Host Josh Bernstein sets out to unveil the mysteries of the island and of the remarkable stone heads that its first inhabitants left behind. Delving into the world of ancient Pacific Islanders, he relearns the lost art of Polynesian navigation, recreates the techniques of Easter Island masons, and participates in dangerous ancient rituals--all to solve one of the greatest enigmas of our time: the mystery of Easter Island.moreless
  • The Search for El Dorado

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 4/4/05

    It was a fable that fueled a thousand fevered explorations into the mountains and rainforests of South America. The mere idea of El Dorado--a city of gold buried in the jungle--fired the imagination of Spanish conquistadors for centuries. But when no city appeared, so the legend faded. Now explorer and survival expert Josh Bernstein begins the search anew. The recent find of a remarkable document has given new life to the search for El Dorado. Eager to follow up on these latest developments, Josh throws himself into an exciting journey that takes him from the icy waters of Lake Titicaca in Southern Peru, to the frozen Altiplano of the high Andes, then deep into the Amazon jungle as he struggles to discover the truth, once and for all, behind the legend of El Dorado.moreless
  • Secrets of the Nazca Lines

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 3/21/05

    Etched into the driest desert in the world, the mysterious lines and figures of Nazca in Southern Peru are invisible from the ground. Thought to have been made by the Nazca people, who flourished between 200 BC and 600 AD, in fact, these huge drawings were not discovered until the 1930s--and only then by commercial airline pilots who happened to over-fly them. Ever since, they have intrigued the world. Who built them, and why? Host, explorer, and survival expert Josh Bernstein takes on the secrets of the Nazca Lines, while flying micro-lites and powered para-gliders, clambering through thousand-year old irrigation tunnels, and even recreating rituals with contemporary Native Americans.moreless
  • The Lost Tribe of Israel

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 3/14/05

    The mystery of the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel has fascinated people through the ages. Explorers claim to have discovered evidence of the "lost tribes" all over the world, from Australia to Siberia, but few if any such claims have been backed up by solid evidence. But now a provocative possibility about the whereabouts of one of the tribes has emerged--and it's 4,000 miles from Israel--in Southern Africa. Host and explorer Josh Bernstein retraces the amazing journey that the Lemba people claim they made centuries ago. It stretches from the heart of modern South Africa to the ancient stone cities of Zimbabwe...and then onto the shores of the Mediterranean and the city of Jerusalem. And the evidence for this journey is more than anecdotal. As Josh discovers, recent DNA studies point to the Lemba's true origin in the Middle East.moreless
  • Passage to the Maya Underworld

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 3/7/05

    The Maya of Central America were the greatest pyramid builders of the ancient world. The Egyptians built less than a 100 pyramids--the Maya built thousands. But what was the significance of these towering structures? Determined to solve the meaning of the Mayan pyramids, host and explorer Josh Bernstein sets out on a remarkable journey that takes him from the great Mayan cities of Southern Mexico to the hinterland of Guatemala. Josh explores ancient tombs, dives in flooded caverns, and shoots whitewater rapids. Finally, he reaches a secret place in the high jungle of Guatemala where a mountain, a cave, and a river converge. It's here, according to the Maya, that the world was born, and it's this mystical place upon which all Mayan pyramids are modeled.moreless
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