Chronicle Episode guide

  1. Digging for Slaves

    Archaeology unearths the past histories of African slaves in America. (1989)

    First broadcast: 13 Sep 1989

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  2. Sutton Hoo

    Excavations at Sutton Hoo cast new light on Anglo-Saxon culture. (1989)

    First broadcast: 16 Aug 1989

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  3. Lost City of the Incas

    David Drew and team visit the Peruvian jungle in search of the last Inca capital. (1984)

    First broadcast: 24 Jan 1984

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  4. Lost Kings of the Desert

    An exploration of a lost city in the middle of the Iraq desert. (1979)

    First broadcast: 30 Oct 1979

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  5. Digging from the Air

    Britain's ancient past is investigated from the air using aerial photography. (1979)

    First broadcast: 01 Jun 1979

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  6. Tomb of the Lost King

    Spectacular archaeological discoveries of ancient tombs in northern Greece. (1978)

    First broadcast: 20 Apr 1979

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  7. Aphrodite's Other Island

    Following the progress of an excavation at the Bronze Age site of Phylakopi. (1978)

    First broadcast: 20 Nov 1978

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  8. The Key to the Land of Silence

    How the Rosetta Stone helped translate ancient hieroglyphics to the modern world. (1977)

    First broadcast: 08 Mar 1977

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  9. True or False?

    Magnus Magnusson reports on the developments in the Piltdown Man controversy. (1974)

    First broadcast: 20 Jun 1974

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  10. The 'Celebration' of the 100th Chronicle

    Chronicle serves up a banquet of food from the past. (1974)

    First broadcast: 25 Apr 1974

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  11. The Ape Man That Never Was

    The story of the faked jaw and skull found in Sussex some 70 years ago. (1973)

    First broadcast: 07 May 1973

  12. The Lost World of the Maya

    Magnus accompanies expert, Eric Thompson on a journey through ancient Mayan sites. (1972)

    First broadcast: 06 Oct 1972

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  13. Cracking the Stone-Age Code

    Professor Alexander Thom details his theory on the purpose of Stonehenge. (1970)

    First broadcast: 31 Oct 1970

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  14. The Great Iron Ship

    The story of SS Great Britain's rescue from the icy shores of the Falkland Islands. (1970)

    First broadcast: 13 Jun 1970

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  15. Silbury Dig:The Heart of the Mound

    Magnus meets the archaeologists who uncovered a secret tunnel at Silbury Mound. (1968)

    First broadcast: 27 Jul 1968

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  16. The Last Days of Minos

    Magnus investigates the legend of the Minotaur and the fabled city of Atlantis. (1967)

    First broadcast: 23 Dec 1967

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  17. The Fall of Constantinople

    John Julius Norwich tells the dramatic story of the fall of Constantinople. (1967)

    First broadcast: 25 Nov 1967

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  18. The Roman Goose March: The Holy Sailors

    Glyn Daniel recruits an Olympian to investigate how far a goose can walk in a day. (1966)

    First broadcast: 31 Dec 1966

  19. Vikings in North America

    Documentary about the Vikings who allegedly discovered North America. (1966)

    First broadcast: 18 Jun 1966

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