UNEARTHED investigates new evidence that reveals the myths and mysteries behind ancient civilizations and the iconic megastructures they built.
How were the Pyramids constructed and what lies hidden inside their secret chambers? How does the Parthenon stand tall against earthquakes? How was sticky rice used to build the Great Wall of China? What sacred secret lies beneath the Maya temples of Chichen Itza?
This series explores these and other mysteries. It follows scientists using groundbreaking technology that can ‘see inside’ these ancient wonders to reveal hidden chambers and vaults. Immersive CGI animation pulls them apart - stone by stone - to expose their construction secrets.
We follow investigators who are working to both preserve and understand these iconic monuments – the architects, archaeologists and scientist who have made it their life’s work to study and protect the buildings they love.
The series follows scientists using laser scanning to investigate the lost techniques of the medieval cathedral builders. It charts engineers restoring the Acropolis and discovering new secrets about the ancient Greek craftsmen. It also reveals how archaeologists are uncovering just how and why the ancient Maya practiced human sacrifice.
This series decodes history’s greatest mysteries in a new and unique way; revealing the hidden anatomy of London’s Big Ben, uncovering mysterious structures at the heart of the Great Wall of China, and deciphering the myths of the ancient Egyptians - revealing ancient wonders in a way you’ve never seen before.
Episode 1 - Secrets of the Acropolis
But how did the ancient Greeks build the Acropolis, and what it keeps it standing to this day
Episode 2 - Secrets of the Maya Pyramid
Blowing apart this magnificent monument – stone by stone – we’ll unearth the mysteries of this lost civilization.
Episode 3 - Medieval Cathedral Mysteries
CGI animation explores the engineering anatomy of Cologne Cathedral
Episode 4 - Secrets of London's Mega Palace
Stunning animation pulls apart the layers of this extraordinary building, to uncover the engineering mysteries at the heart of one of the world’s most iconic buildings
Episode 5 - Secrets of the Pyramids
This film unlocks the secrets of one of the most sophisticated and mysterious civilizations the world has ever known
Episode 6 - Great Wall of China
This film reveals the secrets of the ancient Chinese engineers and unravels the mysteries of the most ambitious construction in the history of mankind