Exploring legends behind the desert city of Timbuktu and the source of its power, wealth and mystery.
The search for golden artifacts that Romans looted from Jerusalem's Temple ranges from Israel to Italy, North Africa and Turkey.
A team mounts an expedition to find a sunken Barbary pirate vessel sailed by corsairs, who terrorized the seas for more than 400 years.
When Romans looted Jerusalem's Temple nearly 2,000 years ago, priceless golden artifacts became lost.
Hunter Ellis explores how Central America's Olmecs moved mountains to make giant stone heads from single basalt boulders.
Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sinks with all aboard after torpedoing a Union warship.
Hunter Ellis accompanies a team of archaeologists to reveal the secrets of a Chachapoyan monument that is three times the size of Egypt's largest pyramid.
Hawaii's Kamehameha I unifies the islands for the first time, masters the surf, contends with the English and battles a volcano to consolidate his power.
A team travels to a lost kingdom in modern Turkey to explore the truth behind the legend of King Midas, whose touch turned things to gold.
Testing Neanderthal weapons; exploring underwater caves.
Host Josh Bernstein travels to Mexico City to investigate and use forensic science to examine the bones of sacrificial rituals.
Archaeologists discover a copper scroll which scholars believe represents a detailed list of hiding places where the priests of Jerusalem's Second Temple stored their most precious artifacts.
Host Josh Bernstein examines an ancient basalt slab inscribed with David's name, recreates his famous fight with Goliath and descends through a waterway into Jerusalem.
Host Josh Bernstein tours the ancient city of Tiwanaku from the air and the ground.
Host Josh Bernstein examines Petra's surviving parchment manuscript.
Ancient Egyptians prepare their dead for the afterlife; host Josh Bernstein.
Discovering the true purpose of Machu Picchu; host Josh Bernstein.
Pharaoh Ramesses II; host Josh Bernstein.
The Mayan civilization reaches its height during the first millennium.
The mysterious death of King Tut.
Genghis Khan and his Mongol horde.
The search for the true Atlantis; host Josh Bernstein.
Host Josh Bernstein treks through the Amazon rain forest in search of the legendary Lost City of Z.
Host Josh Bernstein travels to the Near East in search of the remains of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Josh Bernstein joins paleontologists on a search to determine whether the ground sloth could have lived into the era of human habitation.
Josh Bernstein searches for evidence behind the controversial theory laid out in Dan Brown's book "The Da Vinci Code."
Homer's "Iliad" may be fact or fiction.
Host Josh Bernstein investigates the mystery and legacy of the Queen of Sheba.
Explorers search for the lost gold of King Solomon.
The obsidian mines, prehistoric tools and murals of the city of Teotihuacan; host Josh Bernstein.
Josh Bernstein joins Zahi Hawass on a hunt for mummies from the time of Cleopatra.
Josh Bernstein investigates the English settlers at Roanoke Island.
Josh Bernstein sails a Viking ship from Denmark to discover what made the Vikings such masterful mariners.
Host Josh Bernstein investigates the origins of Stonehenge.
In pre-Columbian times, American Indians live in earthen pyramids along the Mississippi.
The Chavin rule ancient Peru by a cult promoting fertility and abundant harvests.
The Anasazi suddenly move their villages to perilous cliffs, then seemingly vanish decades later.
Enigmatic stone statues stand on remote Easter Island.
The idea of a city of gold buried in the jungle fires the imaginations of Spanish conquistadors for centuries.
Mysterious lines and figures of Nasca are etched into the ground in southern Peru.
Explorers claim to have discovered evidence of the lost tribes of Israel all over the world.
The ancient Maya of Central America built thousands of pyramids; exploring the meaning of Mayan pyramids.
Vacationing hikers stumble across the perfectly preserved body of a 5,000-year-old man.
The story of the Holy Grail originates in medieval times.
Adventurers and archaeologists search for the Ark of the Covenant for centuries.
Volcano Vesuvius buries Roman towns under layers of ash and pumice.
Queen Nefertiti, the most powerful woman in Egypt, vanishes without a trace.
The great Egyptian Pyramids of Giza inspire awe, wonder and speculation.