The Naked Archaeologist

The Naked Archaeologist

2005 - 2010, History, Other
Searching for evidence of biblical stories.
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Episode Guide

  • The Naked Archaeologist - What Happened to the JC Bunch, Part 2 (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    What Happened to the JC Bunch, Part 2

    Simcha investigates the separation between the Jewish and Christian faiths.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Naked Letters (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Naked Letters

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Spies & Apostles (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Spies & Apostles

    Determining if St. Paul was a Roman secret agent trying to infiltrate the Jesus movement.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Queen Esther & Purim (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Queen Esther & Purim

    A game of chance determines the date of Jewish Genocide.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Spies & Apostles (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Spies & Apostles

    Was St. Paul working for the Romans to infiltrate the Jesus movement? Archaeology shows that James, the brother of Jesus, may have gotten short shrift in the Gospels, thanks to Paul's espionage tricks.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Bethsaida and the Cross (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Bethsaida and the Cross

    Investigation what the Cross found in Galilee was doing there and what its original meaning might have been.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Lilith: Queen of the Night (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Lilith: Queen of the Night

    According to the rabbinical interpretation of the book of Genesis, Adam's first wife was not Eve, but a woman named Lilith.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Gone Fishing (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Gone Fishing

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Rebuilding the Temple (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Rebuilding the Temple

    A look at people who are building models of Solomon's Temple.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - The Hairy Show (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    The Hairy Show

    Determining what ancient Israelite hairstyles looked like.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - The Bath That Changed History (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    The Bath That Changed History

    Looking for evidence of events which led to the union of David and Bathsheba.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Beauty (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Beauty

    Ancient beauty products.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Ancient Glass (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Ancient Glass

    Investigating a giant slab of glass in the middle of a cemetery where prominent rabbis are buried.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Moses vs. Akhenaten (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Moses vs. Akhenaten

    Trying to determine who first introduced the idea of monotheism.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Holy Threads (Season 2 Episode 26)
    Season 2 Episode 26:

    Holy Threads

    Exploring whether holy threads can be traced back to ancient times.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Joseph's Coat of Many Colours? (Season 2 Episode 25)
    Season 2 Episode 25:

    Joseph's Coat of Many Colours?

    Remnants of ancient material; creating dyes from roots and plants; Joseph's famous coat of colours.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Bilaam: The Story of a Talking Donkey (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    Bilaam: The Story of a Talking Donkey

    While uncovering information about Balaam, the prophet who tried to stop the Jews from entering the Holy Land, a talking donkey and a curse are discovered.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Who Were the Danites? (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    Who Were the Danites?

    Explores the Mediterranean confederation of Sea Peoples.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - The Beloved Disciple (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    The Beloved Disciple

    Host Simcha Jacobovici explores the identity of the "disciple whom Jesus loved."

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Babes, Brothels and Baths (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Babes, Brothels and Baths

    Investigating the shift from prostitution and unprohibited non-marital sex to the New Testament's prudery.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - The Early Christian Underground (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    The Early Christian Underground

    Early Christians were Jewish but a separation occurred, leading to a search for reasons what happened to early Jesus followers.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness

    Pontius Pilate.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - The Collector (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    The Collector

    Profiling Shlomo Moussaieff, who has one of the most impressive and most controversial collections of antiquities in the world.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - The Miracle Workers of Galilee (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    The Miracle Workers of Galilee

    Simcha Jacobovici investigates whether or not Jesus was the only miracle-maker of his time.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Hangin' With Judas (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Hangin' With Judas

    Tracking down whether Judas Iscariot really betrayed Jesus or was a scapegoat.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - What Happened to the JC Bunch, Part 1 (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    What Happened to the JC Bunch, Part 1

    Uncovering how Judaism and Christianity became so separated when early Christians were really Jewish.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - The Search for King David's Harp (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    The Search for King David's Harp

    The instrument and music of the biblical king of Israel, King David.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - The Curse of the Maccabee Tomb (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    The Curse of the Maccabee Tomb

    Exploring the miracle of the oil and the Maccabees.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - All in the Family (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    All in the Family

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Jewish Rome (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Jewish Rome

    Host Simcha Jacobovici digs down to an older, deeper layer of Rome, one that predates Christianity by centuries.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Decoding Ezekiel's Vision (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Decoding Ezekiel's Vision

    Archaeology helps to determine how ancient civilizations mapped the stars.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - The Legacy of King Solomon (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    The Legacy of King Solomon

    Host Simcha Jacobovici attempts to prove that Solomon really was the King of Israel in the 10th Century.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - All in the Family: The Story of Lot and His Daughters (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    All in the Family: The Story of Lot and His Daughters

    Host Simcha Jacobovici searches for evidence of ancient Sodom to find out what really went on there and if the story of Lot and his daughters is true.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Chasing the Temple Booty - Part Two (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Chasing the Temple Booty - Part Two

    Searching for the treasures of King Solomon's Temple; host Simcha Jacobovici.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Chasing the Temple Booty - Part One (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Chasing the Temple Booty - Part One

    New clues take host Simcha Jacobovici around the world on a hunt for the treasures of King Solomon's Temple; Nabateans, an ancient and mysterious people, construct the hidden city of Petra.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - The Giants of Genesis (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Giants of Genesis

    Archaeology helps explain the origins of biblical giants; host Simcha Jacobovici.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - A Nabatean By Any Other Name (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    A Nabatean By Any Other Name

    The Nabateans, an ancient and mysterious people, are responsible for the construction of the hidden city of Petra.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - The Search for St. Peter (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    The Search for St. Peter

    Host Simcha Jacobovici tracks down the last footsteps of St. Peter.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - The Would Be Messiah (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Would Be Messiah

    A Jewish messiah's massive rebellion against the Roman occupation of Israel.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - The Real Mount Sinai (Season 1 Episode 26)
    Season 1 Episode 26:

    The Real Mount Sinai

    Discovering the true location of the mountain atop which Moses received the Ten Commandments in the Bible.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Mount Sinai (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    Mount Sinai

    Discovering the true location of the mountain atop which Moses received the Ten Commandments in the Bible.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Who Wrote the Bible? (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Who Wrote the Bible?

    Questioning the origin of the bible and if Moses himself wrote down the words of God.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - The Mother of Archaeology (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    The Mother of Archaeology

    St. Helena is thought to have discovered important religious sites.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Biblical Epicentre (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Biblical Epicentre

    The holiest piece of the Holy Land.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Holy Hot Spot (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Holy Hot Spot

    The Temple Mount, a sacred place to Jews, Muslims and Christians alike.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?

    Forensic analysis attempts to discover the author of the ancient scrolls.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Masada (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Masada

    Exploring the cliff fortress of Masada, where legend tells of a thousand Jews who took their own lives rather than become slaves.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Joshua (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Joshua

    Archaeologists search for evidence of the Biblical warrior Joshua.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - The Oldest Leper (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The Oldest Leper

    Archaeologists study what may be the oldest known remains of a leper.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Jezebel: Bible Bad Girl (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Jezebel: Bible Bad Girl

    Investigating the Phoenician princess Jezebel and her femme fatale image.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - King David (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    King David

    Archaeologists search for evidence of the Biblical King David's great kingdom.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Crucifixion (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Crucifixion

    Visiting an Israeli museum with the only known artifact of the biblical crucifixion.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - The Last Man Standing (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    The Last Man Standing

    Investigating the history of Christ's time presented by first century historian, Flavius Josephus.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Return of the Hilazon (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Return of the Hilazon

    The link between royal blue and a mysterious part fish, part snake creature from the bible.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - True Blue (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    True Blue

    The importance of color intensity to Orthodox Jews; the lost recipe for Royal Blue; the mysterious Hilazon.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - John the Baptist (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    John the Baptist

    Archaeology has revealed what may be a cave where St. John baptized new converts.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Jesus: The Early Years (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Jesus: The Early Years

    The Gospels' contradictions in their descriptions of Jesus's early years are examined; how he would have spent his childhood is explored.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Biblical Food (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Biblical Food

    What archaeology tells us about the food that people ate in ancient times; ingredients mentioned in the Bible.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Accidental Archaeology (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Accidental Archaeology

    In Israel, it is not uncommon to stumble upon ancient relics when digging a foundation for a home.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Fame & Forgery (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Fame & Forgery

    The Israeli Antiquities Authority; the fabrication of an entire culture complete with artifacts.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Real or Fake? (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Real or Fake?

    Why the Israel Antiquities Authority limits access to some artifacts; the fabrication of an entire culture, including famous artifacts.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - What Killed Herod? (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    What Killed Herod?

    Examing the legacy and mystery of the brilliant but brutal Herod, a first century ruler of Palestine.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Jerusalem and the Black Prince (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Jerusalem and the Black Prince

    A journalist has a controversial answer to the mystery of the "angel of God" that saved Jerusalem from the Assyrians.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Who Invented the Alphabet? (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Who Invented the Alphabet?

    Archaeological finds show that Hebrews in Egypt created an early alphabet system.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - Delilah's People (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Delilah's People

    The legacy of the sophisticated Philistine society.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - St. Helena; Who Wrote the Bible? (Double Bill)
    Double Bill:

    St. Helena; Who Wrote the Bible?

    Simcha Jacobovici uses archaeology to solve who wrote the Bible and visits holy Christian sites in Israel, tracing the path of St. Helena.

  • The Naked Archaeologist - The Would Be Messiah; The Search for St. Peter (Episode 42)
    Episode 42:

    The Would Be Messiah; The Search for St. Peter

    A Jewish messiah's massive rebellion against the Roman occupation of Israel; tracking the last footsteps of St. Peter.

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