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The Greatest Tomb On Earth: Secrets of Ancient China

From the depths of the greatest tomb on earth comes an epic new story that could rewrite history, revealing for the first time the true origin of one of the world's most powerful nations: China.

In this landmark film, historian Dan Snow, physical anthropologist Dr Alice Roberts and scientist and explorer Dr Albert Lin investigate a series of earth-shattering discoveries at the mighty tomb guarded by the Terracotta Warriors, a site two hundred times bigger than Egypt's Valley of the Kings and the final resting place of China's first emperor.

Mobilising the latest technology, delving into some of the oldest texts, enlisting world experts and employing forensic science, together the three reveal an explosive secret from the foundations of the Chinese empire.

Release date:

59 minutes

Last on

Wed 21 Jun 2017 20:00
BBC Two except Scotland

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterDan Snow
PresenterAlice Roberts
PresenterAlbert Lin
ProducerNic Young
DirectorNic Young
Executive ProducerLucy Van Beek
Executive ProducerGreg Sanderson
Production CompanyBrook Lapping Productions