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Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

2017, History

Alexander the Great is the stuff of legend when it comes to ancient military history. Armed with youth, cunning and a brilliant tactical mind, his thirteen-year reign led to the formation of one of the largest empires the world...

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The Secret of Mona Lisa

The Secret of Mona Lisa

2012, History

It's one of the most popular portraits in the history of art. Yet the subject of that portrait remains elusive. The Secret of Mona Lisa explores the trail of evidence that has gathered since the da Vinci masterwork was first...

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Jericho: The First City on Earth?

Jericho: The First City on Earth?

2019, History

Among the first cities of the world, Jericho remains the most significant. It was the first truly communal settlement, the first to be surrounded by walls and to feature towers and steps. These are just a few of the fascinating...

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1000 AD: A Tour of Europe

1000 AD: A Tour of Europe

2020, History

Awe-inspiring in its depth and ambition, 1000 AD: A Tour of Europe recounts the wealth of conflicts and defining moments that characterized the closing of the first millennium throughout the European continent. Amidst the...

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The Lost City of the Monkey God

The Lost City of the Monkey God

2020, History

Long steeped in myth and folklore, La Mosquitia is located on the eastern section of Honduras. It's a region that's been whispered about for centuries. Almost entirely unpopulated by humans, its sprawling 32,000 square miles of...

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Criminal Doctors: Auschwitz

Criminal Doctors: Auschwitz

2014, History

The letter from Viktor Brack was written in a dispassionate and matter-of-fact tone. In it, he described the processes by which Jewish prisoners could be sterilized and castrated. It was addressed to Heinrich Himmler, a top...

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The Civilian Conservation Corps

The Civilian Conservation Corps

2009, History

In 1933, as Franklin D. Roosevelt took his oath of office as the 32nd President of the United States, his people were hurting. From Texas to Detroit to every state in between, citizens were struggling through a 25% unemployment...

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We Shall Not Die Now

We Shall Not Die Now

2019, History

A stunning feature-length reminder of the lessons we must take from one of history's most grotesque and haunting chapters, We Shall Not Die Now dissects the chronology of the Holocaust in vivid and heart wrenching detail....

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Secrets of the Stone Age

Secrets of the Stone Age

2017, History

A beautifully produced two-part program from the DW Documentary series, Secrets of the Stone Age attempts to unveil the truths behind key moments in the history of humankind. The first segment - titled From Hunters to Farmers -...

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China's Forgotten Emperor

China's Forgotten Emperor

2015, History

Wu Zetian rose to power over 1300 years ago when she became the only woman in history to claim the title of Emperor of China. Her history has been marred in scandal and controversy. In its examination of newly discovered...

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The Search for the Last Supper

The Search for the Last Supper

2017, History

Completed in the late 15th century, Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper is one of history's most revered and recognizable paintings. For hundreds of years, generations of awe-stricken onlookers have visited this masterwork....

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The Bronze Age Collapse

The Bronze Age Collapse

2019, History

What led to the fall of the Bronze Age and who was ultimately responsible? Generations of archeologists have debated every recorded account of this 3,000 year old event. The informative documentary The Bronze Age Collapse...

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