The Catacomb Mystery

The Catacomb Mystery

Deep beneath the streets of Rome is an amazing underground world. A labyrinth of tunnels and vaults more than 360 miles long. This vast subterranean cemetery was created by ancient Romans nearly 2,000 years ago. In recent times, a catacomb containing thousands of human skeletons was unearthed. Now a team of specialists is on a mission to unlock the secrets of the skeletons.

The Last Aztec

Image of aztec symbol in stone

Author DBC Pierre takes a road trip across Mexico to seek the true soul of the Aztecs.

Has the ancient civilization of the Aztecs been maligned in favor of European culture and advancements? That’s the opinion of acclaimed author DBC Pierre who takes us on this swashbuckling road-trip across Mexico to find the true heart of the Aztecs. DBC embarks on a very personal journey to many notable Aztec sites in an attempt to understand their life and teachings.

EP 1: Lust For Gold
DBC Pierre recounts the clash between Cortes and Moctezuma that would alter history. This is the story of two men whose meeting was to change history forever. Author DBC Pierre travels through Mexico on a personal odyssey to recount the fate of the Aztec civilization. In 1519, a young Spaniard called Cortes arrived in Mexico to seek fame and gold. His forces soon clashed with the mighty Moctezuma, leader of the Aztecs. As DBC discovers, this battle would have global consequences.

EP 2: The Final Showdown
Despite their defeat, DBC Pierre discovers the Aztec influence in contemporary Mexico. Cortes’s Spanish forces reached the capital of the Aztec empire, determined to defeat their leader Moctezuma in their quest for gold. Author DBC Pierre travels through Mexico to tell the story of the Aztec defeat and the loss of a civilization in his own idiosyncratic, tequila-chugging way. Though Moctezuma was defeated, as DBC states, the blood of Mexico is still pumped by an Aztec heart.

Rome: What Lies Beneath

Discover what the glory of the Roman Empire was really like using space-age technology.

The Roman civilization was the one of the most intriguing and powerful to have ever existed, but what were the secrets that helped Rome rule? Dr. Sarah Parcak uses space-archaeology to discover what the glory of the Roman Empire was really like? Thanks to cutting-edge satellite archaeology and high-tech remote-sensing tools, this Romansdocumentary peels back the layers of history to see Ancient Rome in all its magnificence.


Watch Egypt on BBC Select

Journey back in time to explore three of the most important discoveries from the world of ancient Egypt in this three-part documentary. This fascinating dramatized documentary series focuses on Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, Belzoni’s finds from the reign of Ramesses II and Champollion’s deciphering of hieroglyphs.

These remarkable pioneers unlocked the secrets of one of history’s greatest civilizations.

Return of the Black Death

The discovery of 25 medieval skeletons in London could shatter the myths around the Bubonic plague and explain why it was so devastating in the past. While the disease is far less prevalent today, it still exists and still takes lives.

This fascinating documentary reveals how these ancient corpses could hold the key to understanding and possibly even eradicating this terrible disease.