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Minoan Enigma Relic

   2021    History
The Phaistos Disc is one of the greatest mysteries of the Bronze Age. A strange 3,000-year-old relic found in an ancient Minoan palace marked with enigmatic images that no one has ever managed to decode. But now, using cutting-edge technology, experts might finally reveal its secrets.
How can this corroded scrap of metal change the history of a continent? And is this dead woman's face the most kissed in history?
Series: Strangest Things

Ancient Alien Computer

   2021    History
An ancient piece of corroded metal is more than it seems: an alien-looking device of intricate dials and cogs; there are over 30 gears inside and some gears have up to 65 teeth on them. Using cutting-edge imaging technology, experts examine what could actually be a 2,000-year-old computer.
How can an ancient Roman cup change colour? It's not an optical illusion. It really does change colour from red to green.
Series: Strangest Things

Taurus Mountains to Istanbul

   2017    Culture
In the Taurus Mountains Simon stays with descendants of the original Turks, nomads known as Yoruks, whose lifestyle is under threat from the modern world and an increasingly religious government. They're not the only minority at odds with the authorities in Turkey; Simon sees first-hand the devastating effects of fighting in the country's Kurdish region. In an area where the government has detained foreign journalists, Simon gathers unique footage in the aftermath of a crackdown on Kurdish militants - the wholesale destruction of the historic centre of one of Turkey's oldest cities.
Away from the conflict in the south, Simon heads towards the Black Sea coast. He meets a wildlife conservationist protecting Turkey's population of brown bears, and villagers who still communicate over long distances using an ancient bird language. In the country's capital he meets a victim of President Erdogan's authoritarian purge of people accused of complicity in the failed coup against him.
Finally Simon's journey comes full circle when he returns to Istanbul - home to the new craze of 'Ottomania', a celebration of the vast empire that preceded modern Turkey. Simon visits the set of one of the world's most popular TV dramas - even getting a speaking role - based in the court of an Ottoman sultan
Series: Turkey with Simon Reeve

Secrets of the Star Disk

   2021    History
An ancient bronze disk adorned with gold may contain the oldest images of the cosmos ever discovered; using new research and the latest tech, experts investigate if this artefact could be the work of a prehistoric astrologer. Is it just a decorative disc or is there some hidden meaning?
A strange 11,000-year-old deer skull can have links to a British Atlantis.
Series: Strangest Things

The Relic that Sees the Future

   2021    History
A bizarre 3,000 year-old gold relic crafted with intricately designed cryptic patterns is believed to form a highly complex celestial code; using advanced imaging technology, experts speculate that it could be an ancient device for predicting the future.
Professor Timothy Koeth at Maryland University received a package containing a curiously heavy two-inch black cube. It comes with a message: "Taken from Germany from the nuclear reactor that Hitler tried to build."
Series: Strangest Things

Curse of the Treasure Scrolls

   2021    History
'Stangest Things' series examines those hidden gems that have been tucked away in museums, laboratories and storage rooms around the world. Experts use the latest technology to investigate these incredible artifacts of history.
A bizarre find called Copper Scroll is one of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, but it's unlike any of the others; this strange relic might hold clues to a long-lost treasure, and cutting-edge science may finally reveal answers to this billion-dollar mystery.
Series: Strangest Things
The Last Dance

The Last Dance

   2020    Culture
History of the World

History of the World

   2012    History
Cosmos

Cosmos

   1980    Science
Love On The Spectrum

Love On The Spectrum

   2019    Culture
Triumph of Life

Triumph of Life

   2006    Nature
Planet Dinosaur

Planet Dinosaur

   2011    Science
Lost Kingdoms of South America

Lost Kingdoms of South America

   2013    History
The Great Acceleration

The Great Acceleration

   2020    Technology