The Ancient History Collection
This month, stream history documentaries that take you on an epic quest through the ancient world. This collection of BBC history shows explores ancient civilizations and their relationships with nature, religion and the culture. From the fascinating history and treasures of Ancient Greece, Saudi Arabia and the Mediterranean to the bloody and brutal Crusades, these compelling ancient history documentaries explore how the development of religion, power and society made us who we are today.
History documentaries to stream
Ancient Treasures with Bettany Hughes
How did our ancient ancestors, and the amazing treasures they left behind, shape the modern world?
Bacchus Uncovered: Ancient God of Ecstasy
What does Bacchus, the ancient god of wine and excess, have in common with Jesus Christ?
Rome: Empire Without Limit with Mary Beard
World renowned historian, Mary Beard, is back to shatter myths about the Roman Empire.
History of Mother Earth: Gaia Uncovered
In space, you can hear the Earth scream… History of Mother Earth: Gaia Uncovered
Venus Uncovered: Ancient Goddess of Love
Forget everything you thought you knew about the frequently nude, love goddess Venus.
An epic quest through the birth of civili`ation and the development of humanity
Treasures of the Indus
Ancient treasures are used to chart the fascinating history of India and Pakistan.
Mars Uncovered: Ancient God of War
What can the ancient, immortal, Roman god Mars teach us about warfare in the modern age?
Genius of the Ancient World
The original free thinkers. The stories of the Buddha, Confucius and Socrates.
Why were the Crusaders willing to endure pain, death and starvation in the name of God?
The Body Beautiful: Ancient Greeks, Good Looks and Glamour
Why were the Ancient Greeks so preoccupied with images concerning the naked human form?
Nature And Us: A History Through Art
In the age of climate crisis, what can art teach us about our relationship with nature?
The Bible’s Buried Secrets
Can contemporary historical evidence confirm stories from the Bible?
Joanna Lumley in the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon
Ab Fab’s Joanna Lumley takes a personal odyssey to retrace her grandad’s steps in Bhutan.