Cities of the Underworld
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Cities of the Underworld

2007, History  -   54 Comments
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Cities of the UnderworldIn every major metropolis, skyscrapers loom above, taxis and vendors clamor at street level, and subways rumble below. But deeper beneath the hectic surface lie other, silent worlds, each with its own mysterious and fascinating history.

Cities of the Underworld peels away the layers of time-often literally hundreds of feet thick-to expose the incredible pasts lurking beneath some of the most populous cities on earth.

Throughout the world, cities such as Paris, New York, Rome and Shanghai all harbor long-submerged networks that once served crucial functions, from eerie catacombs to clandestine hideouts and ancient aqueducts to underground societies.

Cities of the Underworld examines these mysterious realms, from the technological feats of their construction and the myths and lore that have cloaked these subterranean marvels for centuries.

Featuring rare location hi-definition footage, The History Channel shows a world filled with mysteries and secrets just below the ground we walk on.

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Charleen Lenz
Charleen Lenz
6 years ago

Enjoy the subject matter of the doc's but the delivery by the comentator is very grating and detrimental to the subject. We are not in a Pub ! Had to stop watching!

Faye Lakeman
Faye Lakeman
8 years ago

I watched prophecy from Israel a few weeks ago and they showed Mt. Megiddo and it showed how it was mentioned in the history of the place. How is this for a prophecy; two thousand years ago Mt. Megiddo was to be the sight for the Apocalypse - seems crazy doesn't it? Yet today Mt. Megiddo is the sight of the Jewish Nuclear Arsenal - not so crazy now is it?

Don Dressel
Don Dressel
10 years ago

Great video! Thank you!

sally
sally
11 years ago

Could never understand why people find it necessary to bag a show on the internet !! FFS...its not rocket science...if you dont like it, dont watch it !!!! Love the series myself...and no, im not American !!!!

mwthomp
mwthomp
11 years ago

Interesting but the host needs to take a sedative.

Pramit guha roy
Pramit guha roy
11 years ago

great documentaries.. thoroughly enjoyed.. especially new york and london ones..thanks Eric

Lanarepublic
Lanarepublic
11 years ago

why is he yelling?

Heidi-Lynn Borter
Heidi-Lynn Borter
12 years ago

I love the "History Channel" but the way they portrayed these documentaries on archaeology was just plain wrong but I suppose they felt that they needed to use that format to keep people interested and in-tune to it week after week.

Texcoco
Texcoco
12 years ago

This videos are great and the creativity that people had to build things is amazing.

Kate Keehan
Kate Keehan
12 years ago

So interesting, but I do wish he'd learned how to pronounce Edinburgh before presenting a documentary on it!

russ smith
russ smith
12 years ago

Interesting, because according to ALL linguists AMERICA perfected the english language. Think there's a doc on that here or documentaryheaven.

Liam Fionescu
Liam Fionescu
12 years ago

i just cant watch docus when there is an american accent. i love america but i hate the presentation

Diane Jordan
Diane Jordan
12 years ago

Amazing. I never knew about cities below cities it's a real eye opener. Most of my friends have no idea about it either. Very enlightening. Thank you.

Mike Ceglarski
Mike Ceglarski
12 years ago

we should all start trying to learn about history, that way we don't repeat it!!!!

EMERY9999
EMERY9999
12 years ago

still good to wacth tho thanks for the feed

EMERY9999
EMERY9999
12 years ago

subtitles when not realy needed allways makes me lol stupid amaricans lol

lex lexich
lex lexich
12 years ago

american production... for americans, what a waste of resources

norazam amat
norazam amat
12 years ago

Great docu..I really enjoyed it.I would like to THANK those involve in producing this docus.I learned alot about the cities and its under world i never new existed for some cities.It would be a dream to see a similar production produced by my own country.Thumbs up and great respects to all.

Clinton Smith
Clinton Smith
12 years ago

good doc the style is different but not that bad thats what volume control and equalizers are for

Rob Burgin
Rob Burgin
12 years ago

i actually really like it

sknb
sknb
12 years ago

This is quite interesting. As someone who has visited Istanbul seven times, and has family living there, I had always sensed that the city had layers. In America we think that something is old if it is 200 years old. The Turks know what old architecture really is.

One of the things I love about Istanbul is that you will have a modern fast food joint next to a thousand year old Mosque.

Thomas Felbo
Thomas Felbo
12 years ago

Give me David Attenborough... American narrators are always unbearable to listen to. American narrators, chill the f*** out, everything isn't an action movie.

Alexander Heckl
Alexander Heckl
12 years ago

I am seven episodes in, so the style and music makes it feel very repetitive, but its very interesting. I got some more to watch :) thank you for sharing

brendan bayda
brendan bayda
12 years ago

Wow amazing. Made respect to you to you Valko. Thanks for the 100+ Hours of entertainment over the years. You must be some sort of shiny metal God!

Kelsall
Kelsall
12 years ago

25 mins in - "The water was preventing me from exploring the hippodrome further - OR WAS IT?". I for one will never know - can't take this any longer.

Yavanna
Yavanna
12 years ago

Great subject . Bloody awful style. I wish there was a way to mute what I call the Hollywood panic music, Everything is drama drama drama. It's like watching a continual faux news broadcast on a terrorism attack. Does the US media know any other style? I must be 3-4 hours in and although I`m enjoying the facts insofar as they aren't completely wrong (holes all over the place) my head is pounding from the bang bang bang presentation; if it can even be called that. The US makes the worst docs. They should stick to The Simpsons and Southpark.

IzirAtig
IzirAtig
12 years ago

Send email to History Channel that you don't like Eric Gellers style.

morsie2
morsie2
12 years ago

Oh Gosh, that was just too much....my head's spinning. Too fast for me. Pity there's 20 more of them I won't be able to watch.

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

Got 20 mins into this doc and couldn't take any more of the presenters style/voice.

Brandon Cooper
Brandon Cooper
12 years ago

yeah so you get all the way to almost making a discoverie and then you just stop????

goldstarr
goldstarr
12 years ago

Facinating, specially the hitlers great plans to build underground highways

Earthwinger
Earthwinger
12 years ago

I only managed to watch one episode of this, the one about London. I really don't want to subject myself to another one, as the presentation style felt like being beaten about the head. :(