ARCHAEOLOGY

  • ANCIENT PALMYRA IN 360° AND 3D

    ANCIENT PALMYRA IN 360° AND 3D

    Before the eyes of the international community, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Palmyra in Syria suffered severe damage. In a sophisticated virtual reality project the “queen of the desert” was digitally reconstructed. Now the cultural heritage of the Syrian people can at least be experienced virtually again. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Palmyra in Syria has attracted attention for tragic reasons in recent years. Before the eyes of the international community, the historically important oasis city suffered severe […]

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  • BOOK HUNTERS – SAVING THE WORLD’S CULTURAL LEGACY

    BOOK HUNTERS – SAVING THE WORLD’S CULTURAL LEGACY

    On the trail of historical and modern-day book hunters: scientists, historians, book lovers and librarians who demonstrate untiring effort and often take great risks to preserve our cultural heritage. From ancient times to the present day, so-called book hunters have made it their mission to save, restore and preserve manuscripts, books and historical documents that are threatened by natural disasters, war or censorship. They are historians, scientists, monks, librarians and civilians who often put their lives at risk to protect […]

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  • ST PAUL’S SHIPWRECK, 60 AD

    ST PAUL’S SHIPWRECK, 60 AD

    In 60 AD, Paul the Apostle survived a shipwreck. The location of the wreck was the subject of much controversy until, 2000 years later, a diver discovered an ancient anchor off the coast of Malta… Thirty years after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Paul the Apostle and 275 men astonishingly survived their ship being wrecked in a violent storm on their journey to Rome. About 2000 years later, a Maltese scuba diver discovers an ancient Roman anchor with the Egyptian gods […]

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  • FOOTPRINTS TO THE PAST

    FOOTPRINTS TO THE PAST

    An adventurous scientific experiment: European archaeologists and trackers from the Kalahari Desert work side by side to make sense of mysterious footprints left by humans during the last Ice Age. This documentary follows a unique archaeological experiment which studies tracks left by our ancient ancestors during the last Ice Age in caves in southwest France: along with their cave paintings, these early Europeans also left us the imprints of their bare feet, heels and toes. The scientists face the challenge […]

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