Lost Tombs of the Ancient Maya

History1 x 60' for Channel 4

An immersive dive into the rise and fall of this great civilisation

Lost Tombs of the Maya follows archaeologists as they search for clues to how the Maya lived and what happened to them.

With exclusive access we follow a team using muon imaging – a revolutionary technique harnessing cosmic particles – to scan for a royal tomb inside a 1200-year-old temple.

Another team digs into a lakebed to search for clues to why the Maya abandoned their magnificent cities.

Using stunning CGI and unique access to excavations across three countries, Lost Tombs of the Maya is an extraordinary opportunity to make real breakthroughs in our understanding of what happened to this fascinating civilisation.

Executive Producers Carlo Massarella , Dan Kendall
Series Producer & Director Bella Falk
Location Producer & Director Tom Ranson
Editors Todd Dalton , Paul Meadows
DV Director Ben Holgate
Production Manager Alexia Cheinoporou

Winner of a Bronze award at the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 2022