Unearthed decodes mysteries and combines scientific investigations with CGI animation to reveal the hidden secrets of iconic structures and monuments from around the globe -- ancient and present-day. The show explores how they were designed, built, used, and in some cases, lost and rediscovered. At critical points in each episode, stunning "blow apart" CGI animation deconstructs the structures to reveal hidden anatomy while exploring the secret history of each edifice, immersing us in the age and culture in which they were constructed.
Archeologists travel to various parts of the world, in search of ancient secrets of mysterious civilizations. From the tallest pyramids to an underwater city, experts take viewers on an unforgettable journey.
Unearthed fuses elements of engineering, history, geology, and archaeology, revealing the deepest secrets of each structure. We'll see the latest technology used to solve mysteries such as how the Parthenon still stands against earthquakes; how sticky rice was used to build the Great Wall of China; and what sacred secret lies beneath the Mayan temples of Chichen Itza.
They may be older structures, but scientists and archaeologists use the latest technology including LiDAR scanning, X-ray imaging, carbon dating, and 3D printing techniques to reveal secrets of the past in ways that weren't possible before. Unearthed shows the future of science and technology are key to understanding our past, and without these developments, we wouldn't be able to unravel some of the world's greatest mysteries.
- imDb Rating: 7.5 (125 Votes)
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Exploration of great archaeological discoveries, fascinating ancient civilizations, forgotten architectural marvels and tantalizing historical mysteries.
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- Released: 05 Jul 2016
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- Genre: Documentary, History, Mystery
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- Actors: Steven Kearney
- Language: English
- Country: USA
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- Total Seasons: 2
Mystery of the Ice Mummy
Episode 5x8; Sep 01, 2019
The Iceman, Ötzi, is the world's oldest and most perfectly preserved mummy, and brand-new cutting-edge forensic technology is revealing his darkest secrets; these discoveries could change everything we know about Copper Age Europeans who lived 5,000 years ago.
5x8: Mystery of the Ice Mummy
5x7: Dead Sea Scrolls: The Dark Truth
5x6: Finding Sparta's 300
5x5: Pompeii's Evil Twin
5x4: Curse of the Seventh Wonder
5x3: Nero's Lost Palace
5x2: Empire State Building: The New Secrets
5x1: Mysteries in the Alien Desert
4x10: Ghosts of the Stone Age
Steven Kearney as Narrator
|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
|1||1||Mayan City of Blood||2016-07-05||60||
The series premiere examines the lost city of Chichen Itza in Mexico, which contains ancient secrets of a mysterious civilization. Included: how it was built and how human sacrifice shaped the city.
|2||2||Dark Secrets of the Pyramid||2016-07-12||60||
New evidence could help solve some of the Great Pyramid's mysteries; the investigation into how it was built, revealing the truth about hidden tombs and deepest secrets.
|3||3||Ghosts of the Great Wall||2016-07-19||60||
The Great Wall of China is the biggest man-made structure on Earth; the scientific mission to reveal the ancient secrets about the fortified wall.
|4||4||Summit of the Gods||2016-07-26||60||
The Acropolis above Athens has stood for thousands of years; scientists are working to solve its mysteries: how it was built, what it looked like, and how it has endured the test of time.
|5||5||House of Holy Relics||2016-08-02||60||
Examining Cologne Cathedral, a medieval structure that may hold the remains of the Bible's Three Magi in the Shrine of the Three Kings. Also, Amiens Cathedral is used for some comparisons.
|6||6||Secrets at the Palace||2016-08-09||60||
We reveal the centuries-old secrets and mysteries of one of the most remarkable examples of Victorian engineering. Follow the cutting-edge technology that built the Palace of Westminster, including Big Ben, and find how it paved the way for the today's skyscrapers.
|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
|1||7||Tut's Buried Secrets||2017-05-23||62||
New discoveries explore the dark secrets of Tutankhamun's tomb; Archaeologists are finally finding answers to its ancient riddles, showing how his untimely death, his calamitous burial, and an act of God made a minor king the most famous of them all.
|2||8||Curse of the Blood Pyramids||2017-05-30||62||
Giant pyramids at a strange site in Mexico are revealing the bloody secrets of a mysterious civilization that vanished 1,400 years ago. Little is know about this lost culture, but new discoveries are uncovering shocking evidence of human sacrifice. This is Teotihuacan, one of the largest cities in the ancient world.
|3||9||Lost Temples of the Jungle||2017-06-06||60||
New technologies reveal the startling truth behind the largest temple ever built, Angkor Wat; accompany experts as they uncover how this colossal structure was constructed and why one of the largest cities in the world was suddenly abandoned.
|4||10||Secret History of the Sphinx||2017-06-13||60||
Recent forensic findings uncover the astonishing secrets of the world's most iconic monument, the great Sphinx at Giza. Join the extraordinary investigation as it reveals which pharaoh commissioned this colossal statue and why it was never finished.
|5||11||Ghosts of Stonehenge||2017-06-20||60||
New discoveries reveal how ancient magic, bizarre rituals, and brutal murder built the strange monument known as Stonehenge.
|6||12||Hunt for King Arthur's Castle||2017-06-27||60||
Stirling Castle in Scotland could be the home of King Arthur's legendary Round Table; scientists have made a gruesome discovery at this mysterious site; a disfigured skeleton that could reveal the castle's bloody secrets and rewrite the history books.
|7||13||Hidden City of the Incas||2017-07-11||60||
The lost city of Machu Picchu is one of the greatest mysteries in archaeology. Scientists do not know why this city in the clouds was built, but investigations into secret Inca codes and deformed skeletons might finally reveal its ultimate mystery.
|8||14||Treasures of the Terracotta Army||2017-07-18||60||
The Terracotta Army is one of China's greatest treasures, but there are still dark secrets surrounding this super-tomb; newly discovered artifacts reveal the soldiers' supernatural enemy, and human remains point to ancient China's violent past.
|9||15||Mystery of Egypt's Mega Temple||2017-07-25||60||
The Egyptian mega-temple at Karnak was once the political power base of the ancient pharaohs and the home to strange religious rituals; new discoveries of skeletons tell a story of jealousy, betrayal, and the rise of a new religion that changed Egypt.
|10||16||Sex, Lies, and the Taj Mahal||2017-08-01||60||
The Taj Mahal is one of the world's most beautiful monuments, but new investigations reveal its dark secrets; scientists uncover codes that tell a shocking story of power and betrayal, challenging everything originally known about the Taj Mahal.
|11||17||Lost World of the Colosseum||2017-08-08||60||
New evidence uncovers the ancient mysteries behind the iconic Colosseum; archaeologists uncover the secret lives of the gladiators and make new discoveries that help explain the rise and sudden fall of the Roman Empire.
|12||18||Lost City of the Desert||2017-08-15||60||
The ancient city of Petra, a city carved from desert rock, has baffled experts for decades; now, new technologies resurrect the city and reveal why the spectacular civilization was suddenly abandoned.
|Steven Kearney||as Narrator|