UNEARTHED returns for an all-new series of active investigations and incredible CGI, revealing fresh insights into the myths and mysteries behind ancient civilizations and the iconic megastructures they built.
Why is the tomb of the boy king Tutankhamun so weird compared to the other tombs in the Valley of the Kings? Why did ancient Mexicans fill their pyramids with hundreds of human bodies at Teotihuacan? What do millions of tiny mummified cats reveal about the great Sphinx at Giza? How does a giant moat of water keep the world’s largest temple upright at Angkor Wat?
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.
The series explores the mysteries of twelve ancient wonders: The Tomb of Tutankhamun, the Great Sphinx at Giza, the Mexican pyramid city of Teotihuacan, the Egyptian temple complex at Karnak, Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, Scotland’s Stirling Castle, Stonehenge, the Taj Mahal, the Inca city of Machu Picchu, China’s ancient Terracotta Army, Jordon’s secret city of Petra and the Coliseum at Rome
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 reveal how a flash flood could have saved the tomb of Tutankhamun from grave robbers. It charts Egyptologists using scanning and 3D printing technology to bring hidden objects inside ancient mummies to life. It also reveals how archaeologists are uncovering just how the lost Mexican civilization of Teotihuacan built vast underground shrines to their Gods and why their great pyramids are filled with hundreds of human skeletons arranged in weird symbolic shapes.