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Leaping Tigers Naked Nagas
Exit Through the Gift Shop
The Art Of The Impossible
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th
Testing the Evidence
The Mating Game
The Mystery of Dark Energy
The First Christianity
Unexplained Mysteries
Tiny Giants
Is God an Alien Concept
He Named Me Malala
Science Britannica: Frankenstein Monsters
Zeitgeist The Movie
Montezuma
Mental liberation
Land of the Cave-Bear
Life of a Universe Creation
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 1
Alien Technology
Kingdom of Plants Life in the Wet Zone
Art Rock
Conquest of the Skies The first to flight
Requiem for the American Dream
Private Life of a Christmas Masterpiece: The Adoration of the Christ Child
Dinosaurs Alive
Should I Eat Meat
Legends of Flight
The Day the Dinosaurs Died
Treasures of the Gods
Flying Monsters
Volcano
Machu Picchu Decoded
Top Science Stories of 2017
The Story of Maths To Infinity and Beyond
Woody Allen A Documentary 1

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The First Christianity
The First Christianity 2011

Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch - one of the world's leading historians - reveals the origins of Christianity and explores what it means to be a Christian. In the first episode, he overturns the familiar story that it all began when the apostle Paul took Christianity from Jerusalem to Rome. Instead, he shows that the true origins of Christianity lie further east, and that at one point it was poised to triumph in Asia, maybe even in China. The headquarters of Christianity might well have been Baghdad not Rome, and if that had happened then Western Christianity would have been very different.

Category:History  Duration:58:32   Series: A History of Christianity

Holy War
Holy War 2012

Dr. Thomas Asbridge introduces the epic story of the Crusades – a tale of religious fanaticism and unspeakable brutality, of medieval knights and Jihadi warriors; of castles and kings; of heroism, betrayal, and sacrifice. He explains how, using fresh evidence, eye-witness testimonies and contemporary accounts – from both the Christian and Islamic worlds – we are able to re-examine this epic medieval drama, and how he has retraced the steps of the Crusaders from a small town in France to the magnificent cities of the Holy Land, bringing to life the human experience of the Crusades, and shedding new light on how it was that two of the world’s great religions waged war in the name of God.

Category:History  Duration:58:25   Series: The Crusades

In The Sign Of The Cross
In The Sign Of The Cross 2007

In the fourth episode of the series, Clovis was the first Frankish king to acknowledge the Christian faith. This changed the direction of Europe's history.

Category:History  Duration:52:27   Series: The Germanic Tribes

Hagia Sophia: Istanbuls Ancient Mystery
Hagia Sophia: Istanbuls Ancient Mystery 2015

Whether serving as Christian church, Islamic mosque, or secular museum, Hagia Sophia and its soaring dome have inspired reverence and awe. For 800 years, it was the largest enclosed building in the world—the Statue of Liberty can fit beneath its dome with room to spare. How has it survived its location on one of the world's most active seismic faults, which has inflicted a dozen devastating earthquakes since it was built in 537?" As Istanbul braces for the next big quake, a team of architects and engineers is urgently investigating Hagia Sophia's seismic secrets. Follow engineers as they build a massive 8-ton model of the building's core structure, place it on a motorized shake table, and hit it with a series of simulated quakes, pushing it collapse—a fate that the team is determined to avoid with the real building

Category:History  Duration:53:55   

 
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