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Prehistoric Worlds

Earth's conditions are so perfect for life that it would seem to be a planet that exists for that one reason. A place to create life and nurture it, and yet of all the organisms that have ever lived on Earth 98.5% have gone extinct because our splendid sanctuary has been visited by the apocalypse five times in all.Everything we see alive on Earth today is the end survivor of at least one or m

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Pompeii with Michael Buerk

Pompeii is arguably the most famous historical site on Earth, at its height 2,000 years ago it was an important gateway servicing Rome, the center of the world's greatest empire. But violent eruptions from Mount Vesuvius buried this ancient city, capturing its people and its lifestyles on a very typical Roman day.One of the first things that strike you about Pompeii is the sheer size of it, i

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The Etruscans

Who was it that came before the Romans? About 3,000 years ago a mysterious people flourished in ancient Italy, they were rich, eloquent, sophisticated. They indulged themselves, feasting and drinking fine wines, amused themselves with sports and games, and spent their money on fabulous jewelry and works of art, they were called The Etruscans.Their world seemed to be a paradise but it was doom

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Secrets Of The Great Wall

The Great Wall of China, it's been studied for decades but now new technology is revealing its secrets like never before. In this National Geographic special we see archaeologist Allan Maca, an expert in ancient civilizations, set out to investigate China's distant past from a whole new perspective as he leads a team of intrepid experts on an epic adventure to solve mysteries, explore secrets and

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The Lost Legions of Varus

For 2,000 years Europe has been divided by war, each passing century marked with the blood of endless conflict, sometimes religious, always political and never resolved, finally this never ending conflict exploded engulfing the world. It seems absurd that nearly all this bloodshed can be traced back to a single battle, but it can. A battle that few Europeans remember but no Roman was allowed to fo

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We Shall Not Die Now

We Shall Not Die Now is a new feature length documentary film which chronicles the horrors of the Holocaust which saw over six million Jews and millions of others systematically murdered by the Nazi regime between 1939 and 1945.It is now 75 years since World War II came to a conclusion and in this film we not only explore the horrific human tragedy that occurred but what we can potentially lea

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The Syphilis Enigma

When Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic in 1492, he carried with him diseases which all but wiped out the Native Indian population. Their revenge according to history was to send back to Europe the scourge of syphilis, because in 1495 this new disease hit Europe with devastating affect, attacking those who were promiscuous in nature.What is Syphilis and where did it come from? As mentio

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After Hitler

There are many documentary films which cover the ins and the outs of the Second World War conflict years i.e. between 1939 and 1945, quite a few of these even go as far as detailing the lead up to the war but there isn't much on what happened directly after the war, until now that is.After Hitler reveals how Europe was in ruins after the war, people had hoped for lasting peace but instead f

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Who was Karl Marx?

2018 marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, a German philosopher and Communist icon. After 200 years though is Marx still relevant? It would seem his name is back on everyone's lips with his writings inspiring portions Europe and China. But how should we approach this new interest in a man who's legacy not only changed the world but divided it too.Not everyone shares the same

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