The Greatest Tomb On Earth: Secrets Of Ancient China

Ep 1/1

Sunday 16 October

8.00pm-9.00pm

BBC TWO

From the depths of the greatest tomb on earth comes an epic new story that could re-write 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, anthropologist Dr Alice Roberts and explorer engineer Dr Albert Lin investigate a series of earth-shattering discoveries at the mighty tomb guarded by the Terracotta Warriors, a site 200 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

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