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Greek Architecture(11 Photos)
Discover the beauty of Greek architecture across Europe from temples to amphitheatres.
Sparta was a Greek city-state known for their great warriors.
Egyptian Pyramids(12 Photos)
Explore images of the Egyptian pyramids at Giza, Saqqarah, Dahshur and Maydum.
Egyptian Relief Sculpture and Painting
Egyptian Relief Sculpture and Painting(11 Photos)
Discover some of Egypt's most remarkable relief sculptures and paintings, displayed in the tombs of leaders such as King Tut or Queen Nefertiti
Mesoamerican Pyramids(14 Photos)
Explore images of Mesoamerican pyramids from Teotihuacan, Chichen Itza, Tikal, Palenque and Uxmal. Learn about an ancient calendar as well.
Roman Architecture and Engineering
Roman Architecture and Engineering(13 Photos)
Examine some of Ancient Rome's most spectacular achivements in architecture and engineering, from the Colosseum, to aqueducts, to giant amphitheatres.
Roman Leaders and Emperors
Roman Leaders and Emperors(12 Photos)
Examine some of Ancient Rome's most influential leaders and emperors, and discover how they affected this great empire.
Mysteries of History
Mysteries of History(7 Photos)
Some ancient architectural achievements still have modern archeologists stumped as to how they were created. Check out some famous places around that the world that are historical mysteries.
Machu Picchu(8 Photos)
Built in the 15th century, Peru's Machu Picchu is one of the most visited sites in South America and an extraordinary example of the Inca Empire's sophistication.
Deconstructing History: Colosseum
Deconstructing History: ColosseumVideo Clip (1:38)
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Completed in 80 A.D., Rome's Colosseum has been the site of celebrations, sporting events and bloodshed. Today, it's a major tourist attraction, playing host to 3.9 million visitors each year.
The AztecsVideo Clip (1:20)
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Though they could build complex suspension bridges, the Aztecs could not ward off diseases brought over by the Spanish.
Deconstructing History: The Great Pyramid
Deconstructing History: The Great PyramidVideo Clip (1:31)
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Did you know that the Great Pyramid of Giza weighs 6.5 million tons? Get the facts on what makes this ancient wonder a true architectural marvel.
The MayansVideo Clip (1:36)
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The growth of the great Mayan civilization is as much a mystery as its disappearance.
The Fall of Rome
The Fall of RomeVideo Clip (3:12)
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Musician and artist Jeffrey Lewis sings about the factors that brought down an empire.
SpartansVideo Clip (2:13)
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They were fierce warriors who prized military strength, but they were also the world's first democracy.
The Peloponnesian War
The Peloponnesian WarVideo Clip (2:22)
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Athens' military campaign against the Peloponnesian League that eventually ended the Greek Golden Age, as told by musician and artist Jeffrey Lewis.
Deconstructing History: Pompeii
Deconstructing History: PompeiiVideo Clip (2:17)
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It was nearly wiped out during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. What is left of this ancient city and will Vesuvius erupt again? Uncover the lost city of Pompeii.
Deconstructing History: Spartans
Deconstructing History: SpartansVideo Clip (2:06)
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Ten-thousand strong, the Spartan army was highly skilled and technologically advanced for its time.
Deconstructing History: The Acropolis
Deconstructing History: The AcropolisVideo Clip (2:36)
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Built over 2500 years ago, the Parthenon remains one of the most visited archeological sites in the world.
Coroner's Report: King Tut
Coroner's Report: King TutVideo Clip (2:18)
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According to one theory, an accident caused the untimely death of teenage pharaoh King Tut. How might a broken leg have sent him to his tomb?
Coroner's Report: Aztec Sacrifice
Coroner's Report: Aztec SacrificeVideo Clip (2:59)
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When Aztec priests made human sacrifices to their gods, they would tear out the victim's heart and hold it in the air. Would the heart really still be beating?
Coroner's Report: Cleopatra
Coroner's Report: CleopatraVideo Clip (2:34)
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Legend has it that Cleopatra took her own life by succumbing willingly to the bite of a cobra. If this story is true, was suicide by snake venom an easy way to go, or did the last Egyptian pharaoh die in excruciating pain?
Coroner's Report: Julius Caesar
Coroner's Report: Julius CaesarVideo Clip (2:01)
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The Roman leader Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times by a mob of mutinous senators in 44 B.C. Could he possibly have survived long enough to utter his famous last words?
Coroner's Report: Pompeii
Coroner's Report: PompeiiVideo Clip (2:37)
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The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. obliterated the Roman city of Pompeii, burying it under tons of volcanic ash. While many of its resident fled to safety, what happened to those who dared to stay behind?
Aztec EncounterVideo Clip (1:28)
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Cultures soon clash when Spaniards first encounter the Aztecs.
Mayan EncounterVideo Clip (1:38)
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Two shipwrecked Spaniards are taken in by the Mayans and learn their way of life. One rejects it, but the other takes a more surprising path.
Massive Stones Moved to Build Monuments
Massive Stones Moved to Build MonumentsVideo Clip (4:30)
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Ancient workers transported tons of stone for miles to build the great monuments of history.
Rapa Nui of Easter Island
Rapa Nui of Easter IslandVideo Clip (4:05)
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Fin out more about the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island and the mysterious stone Maoi that dot the island.
Engineering the Taj Mahal
Engineering the Taj MahalVideo Clip (3:52)
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The Taj Mahal is a marvel of engineering that was built as a mausoleum for the wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.
Builders of China's Great Wall
Builders of China's Great WallVideo Clip (3:07)
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The Great Wall of China was constructed over several centuries and claimed the lives of thousands of builders.
Land of Odysseus
Land of OdysseusVideo Clip (2:40)
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Where did Odysseus, the hero of Homer's epic poem The Odyssey, call home?
Odysseus' ShipVideo Clip (2:34)
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In 1988, scientists discovered an ancient ship that may have been sailed by Odysseus, Homer's legendary Greek King.
The Story of Medusa
The Story of MedusaVideo Clip (5:02)
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Once a beautiful priestess to Athena, the Greek Goddess of war, Medusa is transformed into a hideous monster after she falls victim to a crime.
The Cult of Hades
The Cult of HadesVideo Clip (2:35)
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Followers of Hades, the Greek god of the Underworld, are believed to have worshipped at a cave site at Eleusis, Greece.
Origins of the Minotaur
Origins of the MinotaurVideo Clip (2:36)
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As an act of punishment, the god Poseidon curses Crete's King Minos with a son who is half man, half bull.
Labyrinth of the Minotaur
Labyrinth of the MinotaurVideo Clip (2:59)
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Some believe an underground site on the island of Crete was the labyrinth of the Minotaur, Greek mythology's vicious half-man, half-beast creature.
Zeus and the Great Flood
Zeus and the Great FloodVideo Clip (2:32)
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When natural disasters struck, the ancient Greeks believed that Zeus, their god of all gods, showing anger and displeasure.
Hercules and the 12 Labors
Hercules and the 12 LaborsVideo Clip (3:55)
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The tale of the mighty Hercules, son of Zeus, atoning for the murder of his family by undertaking 12 impossible tasks.
Rebuilding AcropolisVideo Clip (4:47)
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Built as a temple for the Goddess Athena, the Parthenon is considered one of the greatest examples of Greek architecture still standing today.
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