An archaeologist retraces explorers' journeys to see their discoveries.

Episode Guide

  • Footsteps - Spirits of the Canyon (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Spirits of the Canyon

    In 1888 the Wetherills, two cattle-ranching brothers, stumble upon the Anasazi cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde, Colo.

  • Footsteps - Valley of the Kilns (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Valley of the Kilns

    Australian archaeologists uncover ancient kilns in Thailand used to make ceramics.

  • Footsteps - Marble Hunter (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Marble Hunter

    Briton Sir Charles Fellows discovers the Xanthian Marbles, important Greek statues outside Greece.

  • Footsteps - Lost City of the Incas (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Lost City of the Incas

    In 1911 explorer Hiram Bingham searches for a lost city of the Incas and discovers Machu Picchu in Peru.

  • Footsteps - Temples of Solomon (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Temples of Solomon

    In 1871 German geologist Karl Mauch visits the African city of Great Zimbabwe, whose origins raise controversy.

  • Footsteps - Rose Red City (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Rose Red City

    In the early 1800s, Swiss explorer Johann Burckhardt poses as a Moslem and infiltrates the Arab city of Petra.

  • Footsteps - Wonders of Ellora (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Wonders of Ellora

    East India Company officer John Benjamin Seeley leaves Bombay in 1810 and travels 300 miles to explore cave-temples of Ellora.

  • Footsteps - Pyramids in the Jungle (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Pyramids in the Jungle

    In 1881 Englishman Alfred Maudsley visits the Mayan city of Tikal, abandoned to the Central American jungle in the 10th century.

  • Footsteps - A Strongman in Egypt (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    A Strongman in Egypt

    Former circus strongman Giovanni Belzoni begins a career as an archaeological excavator in 1815 Egypt.