Exploring the mysteries and unearthing the treasures of the ancient world.
Henry Louis Gates Jr looks at how the origins of human existence can be traced to Africa.
A millionaire hunts for the mythical palace of the Minotaur and discovers a lost world.
Revealing the link between ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and the letters we use every day.
Ben Fogle’s island pilgrimage follows the ancient sea roads of the Inner Hebrides.
Samira Ahmed reveals how the Persian Empire was born.
A look at the formative role art and imagination have played in the forging of humanity.
Alice Roberts follows a decade-long quest that reveals Stonehenge's oldest secret.
An extraordinary Roman mosaic is unearthed in a farmer’s field in Rutland.
The story of photographer Harry Burton, who documented the Tutankhamun excavation.
Experts from archaeologists to astrophysicists offer new insights on the Bayeux Tapestry.
The secret underground treasures that made Rome the powerhouse of the ancient world.
How the Irish saved Britain from cultural oblivion during the Dark Ages of 400-800AD.
The mystery surrounding the Egyptian city of Piramesse, built by Ramesses the Great.
Art historian Dr Nina Ramirez reveals the codes and messages hidden in Anglo-Saxon art.
Neil Oliver explores a recently-discovered, 5,000-year-old temple in Orkney.
The story of Timbuktu and its long-hidden legacy of thousands of ancient manuscripts.
Bettany Hughes travels to India to investigate the revolutionary ideas of the Buddha.
Alice Roberts joins the team excavating a 3,000-year-old Bronze Age village in the Fens.
The story of the iconic Irish artefacts that have helped shape and create modern Ireland.
Alastair Sooke explores the surprising roots of Greek art, beginning his journey in Crete.
Documentary about Flinders Petrie, the pioneer who transformed field archaeology in Egypt.
Neil Oliver explores the mysterious world of the Vikings' prehistoric ancestors.
Simon Sebag Montefiore investigates how the Romans worshipped and sacrificed to the gods.
Chris Packham uncovers the secrets revealed by the DNA of Orkney's unique vole.