Turkey is home to Aphrodisias, a well-preserved ancient city dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of love, beauty and sex.
India's Taj Mahal is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, built of white marble by an emperor as a testament to love; the myth of a second Taj Mahal built of black marble.
Ranging from the icy docks of Bristol, England, to the tropical shores of the Caribbean, researchers explore the golden age of piracy and swashbuckling adventures.
Ivan the Terrible, Russia's first czar, originates the secret police, is a ruthless military leader, destroys great cities and builds new fortresses as he expands the borders of his realm.
Gigantic buildings house airships, the largest vehicles ever flown.
The underworld of Edinburgh, Scotland, is the scene of bloodcurdling incidents inspiring Robert Louis Stevenson's "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."
Overlooking the Holy Land's Dead Sea is the ancient fortress of Masada, where Jewish rebels besieged by Roman soldiers staged a last stand until committing mass suicide.
Soviet dictator Josef Stalin causes the suffering and deaths of millions of citizens while envisaging a grandiose architectural plan.
Operating from their capital of Hattusha in what is now Turkey, the Hittites were a highly advanced military powerhouse that disappeared almost as quickly as they appeared in the ancient world.
Mobster Al Capone's meteoric rise coincides with the beginning of Prohibition and the no-holds-barred Roaring Twenties era in Chicago.
The Viking warriors from Denmark and Norway.
The gambling towns, gold rushes and gunfights of the Wild West.
The construction of the "unsinkable" Titanic requires an army of workers and a purpose-built complex with special facilities in Belfast.
Herod was famous for creating a series of great buildings, and laying the foundations for Jerusalem.
Defense preparations during the Cold War.
King Henry VIII.
The engineering of missile sites and nuclear facilities.
India's world renowned Kama Sutra.
The Seven Wonders of the World.
The pagan people of the British Isles construct some of the greatest monuments of the ancient world.
The beginnings of the Christian religion.
Historians rediscover William Wallace's Scotland, including the Castle of Lanark and Stirling Bridge.
The birthplace and castles of Romanian prince and warlord Vlad III Dracula.
Secret bunkers beneath the streets of London protect British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and other leaders from German air raids during World War II.
Reconstructing the Jerusalem of 20 centuries ago.
Hitler's grand vision of postwar Germany.
Athens; the first senate house; the Greek navy; water systems.
The grand hall at Karnak; temples at Abu Simbel; rebuilding the Ramesseum.
The legendary ancient civilization of Atlantis.
The city the Knights Templar knew as Tortosa now lies among modern homes in the Syrian city of Tartus.