Lost Cities of the Bible

History2 x 60' for Discovery Science, SBS

Pioneering archaeologists are investigating Iraq’s lost cities

Ancient Iraq is the setting for some of the greatest stories of the Bible; Noah’s Ark, the birthplace of Abraham and the Tower of Babel. Our cameras have been granted rare access to follow pioneering archaeologists as they investigate Iraq’s lost cities and discover the world of the Old Testament.

We follow teams rebuilding the wonders of Nineveh and Babylon, described in the Bible as cities of sin. Rare aerial footage reveals the majesty of Uruk in southern Iraq; and at Girsu, investigators uncover a mysterious set of ruins that could transform how we see the dawn of civilization itself.

Writer, Producer & Director James Franklin
Assistant Producer Tim Jameson
Researcher Christina Tsouparopoulou
Editor Ian Lloyd
VFX Producer Mario Terzoli
Post Producer Laura Voak
Production Executive Anna Cowdry
Line Producer David Niven
Production Coordinator Georgina Rowlands
Production Secretary Sophie Hadley
Executive Producer Carlo Massarella