Five hundred years before the Inca, a remarkable band of warriors called the Chachapoya built the greatest stone monument in the Americas. Amazingly, it's three times the size of Egypt's largest pyramid. Yet their civilization has almost vanished without a trace. Join Hunter Ellis as he accompanies a team of archaeologists to reveal its secret contents.
The Confederate Army, in a desperate attempt to turn the tide of the Civil War, launched a new and daring weapon--a forty-foot submarine. The H.L. Hunley, armed with a primitive torpedo, destroyed a mighty Union warship, yet its crew never made it home. Join Hunter Ellis and Kara Cooney as they try to get to the bottom of this mystery. Exclusive archaeological evidence is used to reenact the crew's final moments and reveal, for the first time, what likely sunk the H.L. Hunley.
Carved from single boulders of basalt, the giant stone heads of the Olmec have amazed and mystified archaeologists for more than 150 years. Hunter Ellis explores how a primitive civilization-- Central America's first--moved mountains to make these monumental works of art... and reveals new insights into this most mysterious people of the Americas.
The dastardly deeds of the Barbary Pirates are little known today, despite the fact that they terrorized the seas and the shores of Europe for more than 400 years. Join host Hunter Ellis, Kara Cooney and Charles Ingram, as they mount a special expedition to find the first-ever bona fide Barbary pirate vessel at the bottom of the sea.
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This episode goes on the most extraordinary treasure hunt ever! Host Hunter Ellis ventures on a world-exclusive search for the priceless golden artifacts of Jerusalem's Temple--lost since the Romans looted them almost 2000 years ago. From Jerusalem, to Rome, to North Africa, Turkey, and--finally--back to Israel, we'll follow a trail of clues to uncover the final hiding place of the most priceless treasures of the Jewish faith.
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Host Hunter Ellis continues our extraordinary treasure hunt as he ventures on a world-exclusive search for the priceless golden artifacts of Jerusalem's Temple--lost since the Romans looted them almost 2000 years ago.
Few names conjure as much mystery as that of Timbuktu. For centuries, Europeans heard legends of a mythical city in the heart of the Sahara, the source of endless caravans of gold. But it took 500 years to find it, and by then the glory was gone. Host Hunter Ellis combs the deserts of Timbuktu to find the source of its great power, wealth, and mystery.
Travel deep into the heart of the Cambodian jungle to discover a magnificent stone temple that was built on a scale unparalleled in human history. Join us as we use the latest technology to unravel the secrets of this ancient temple and solve the mystery of why it was suddenly abandoned in the jungle.