The story of how Belzoni made some of his greatest discoveries - including the tomb of Seti I (the most beautiful in the Valley of the Kings) and the hidden entrance to the mysterious sand-covered temple of Ramesses at Abu Simbel.
The Cold War might be long gone, but the nuclear threat has re-emerged. Meet nuclear preparedness enthusiasts as they dig their bunkers and stockpile supplies, determined to survive a threat that could become a global apocalypse.
Myths distort the stories of two of America's most renowned rivalries. Before their fateful duel, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr were law partners; and the conflict between the Hatfields and McCoys didn't end in the backwoods, but a courtroom.
On this special edition of America: Facts vs. Fiction, we put the spotlight on amusement parks and world’s fairs to separate fiction from truth. And explore the myths of two of our favorite holidays, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
This is the story of how an extraordinary character - Giovanni Belzoni, an anglicised Italian circus performer - ended up in Egypt in 1814, at a time when it was just starting to open up to Europeans, and became its greatest explorer.
The cryptic prophecies of Nostradamus have predicted some of the most dramatic and tragic events in history with chilling accuracy. There are many among his followers who say that he was not sealing us to this fate but warning us against it.
Myths litter the stories of America's most infamous bad guys. Al Capone was a philanthropist as well as a hood; Benedict Arnold was a hero as well as a traitor, Jesse James was no wild west Robin Hood; and we've got Billy the Kid's nickname wrong.
The real facts of the nuclear age are clouded by myth. Manhattan played a major role in the Manhattan Project; there were closer calls to World War III than the Cuban Missile Crisis; and America's nuclear security hinges on a football and a biscuit.
The story of the tomb. The prize that Howard Carter had sought all his life was to yield more than anyone could imagine. Thousands of pieces, crowned by the famous solid-gold coffin and solid-gold death mask.
Myths eclipse the real facts about NASA's dramatic rescue of three astronauts aboard the crippled Apollo 13 spacecraft; and Hollywood movies have a hit-and-miss track record of depicting the realties of interstellar exploration.
Much of what we know about America's secret societies is myth, not truth. The Freemasons have no evil agenda, the Mafia took root not in New York, but the South, and Harvard's Skull and Bones does not control a sinister shadow government.
How British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Egyptian king, Tutankhamun.
Much of what we know about the old west is myth, not fact, drawn from movies and TV. Gunfights never started with a quick draw, cowboys weren't all white, and Native Americans feared enemies more menacing than settlers and soldiers
Myths taint our knowledge of the 4th of July, St. Patrick's Day, and our favorite mini-holiday, the weekend. We should celebrate Independence Day on July 2nd, St. Patrick wasn't Irish, and the idea of a fun weekend is a recent creation.
On this special edition of America: Facts vs. Fiction, we explore the myths behind extraterrestrial spacecraft and we learn the truth of two pioneering flights.
Myths obscure the real facts about our favorite vices: smoking, drinking and gambling. You won't believe which nation had the first anti-smoking campaign, what those three X's on a jug of moonshine mean, or where our first slot machines appeared.
The war waged by America's greatest generation is obscured by myth. Few remember that an American admiral played a pivotal role in showing Japan how to attack Pearl Harbor or that the German army was not the mechanized wonder it's reputed to be.
America: Fact vs Fiction is a wake-up call about the surprising hidden facts behind the most familiar and beloved stories from our nation's and military's past, filling in the blanks, debunking occasional myths, and exploring why we sometimes get our own history slightly wrong.
In How the World Ends we look into some of the most noteworthy and notorious upcoming predictions of doom and take a closer look at their impending countdown to destruction.
The definitive story of one of the most extraordinary and bloodiest chapters in American history. The series uses six of the war's most significant battles to illuminate both the bigger themes and revel in the smaller, little known stories.
Hosted by history buff and veteran high school teacher Joe Moniaci, What History Forgot tells famously forgotten tales that shaped some of America's greatest icons, scandals and disasters.
HITLER chronicles the dictator’s rise and fall, using unseen archive and drawing on the latest research by a new generation of Hitler experts to bring the story of the 20th century’s most terrifying dictator to life.
Following WWII the world faces annihilation again. Decades of tension fueled by a nuclear arms race between global super powers, determined to reshape the world in their own image. Cold War: Armageddon brings the conflict dramatically back to life.
From Ancient Greece to the Italian Renaissance, rulers have always needed elite combat troops trained to perfection, skilled with devastating weaponry and able to disrupt and defeat their enemies. These are their stories.
Against the Odds showcases awe-inspiring stories of bravery, solidarity and strength on the battlefield. It's the real-life "Band of Brothers" as they come together to prove they can't be beat, doing whatever it takes to overcome the cards stacked against them.
Mafia's Most Wanted is the story of the rise and fall of the Mafia, told by the people who brought it down.
Chasing Conspiracies walks us through the shadowy boundaries that lay between fact and fiction, each chapter connects the conspiracy theory dots.
Codes and Conspiracies explores the unknown, hidden history behind the world's most iconic places and secret organizations. Uncover the hidden side of America by discovering the startling secrets of the most clandestine institutions, top-secret locations, and mysterious symbols.
Forbidden History tells true stories about great treasures, long-held conspiracies theories, ancient relics and lost civilizations. It gets to the very heart of what we think we know; it scrutinizes and considers, investigates and analyses.
Gunsligners immerses viewers in the true stories behind infamous icons and conflicts of the Wild West. Watch as the real, little-known adventures of the Wild West's iconic characters, and see how their fearless pursuit of freedom and profit still resonate in America today.
Evolution of Evil examines the lives and actions of history's worst dictators in search of answers identifying the driving factors on why and how these men were capable of committing unimaginable human atrocities that still haunt the world.
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