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1996

14 Jan. 1996
The Sunken City
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2 Feb. 1996
Pompeii: Buried Alive
Two-thousand years ago, Rome was an all-powerful empire and Pompeii was one of its prosperous provincial towns - until Mount Vesuvius exploded in the largest eruption ever recorded. In a matter of hours the thriving city was entombed under a thick layer of ash and debris, undiscovered for centuries. This episode recreates the events leading up to the explosion and shows how the ash kept the city and its inhabitants - the only significant discovery of Roman Bodies ever - in a unique state of preservation. Wander through the ancient streets of this sophisticated society...
 
4 Feb. 1996
Hadrian's Wall
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22 Feb. 1996
Secrets of the Pueblo
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21 Mar. 1996
The Rosetta Stone
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21 Mar. 1996
China's Wall of Doom
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11 Apr. 1996
The Queen Pharaoh
No other religion is as misunderstood, vilified, or viewed with as much hatred and racism. The common impression is that Voodoo is a garbled mix of black magic, witchcraft and zombies! But the truth is that Voodoo is one of the greatest achievements of people of African descent. Travel to Africa to uncover the origins of this vibrant, enigmatic practice. Voodoo roots are in the ancient religions of Yorubaland, Dahomey and Kongo. Infused with a major dose of Roman Catholicism, and tempered by the arduous experiences of the slaves, it is widely practiced in Haiti, Cuba,...
 
21 Apr. 1996
Temples of Eternity
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25 Apr. 1996
The Forbidden City: Dynasty and Destiny
Ancient Mysteries takes a look at the history and architecture of the Forbidden City in China. It looks at the lives of the emperors and their families who made it their home.
 
12 May 1996
Lost Legions of Rome
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16 May 1996
Voodoo!
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19 May 1996
The Lost Cities of Rome
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6 Jun. 1996
Rites of Death
How did the Egyptians create mummies that lasted for 4,000 years? Why did Hindu widows throw themselves into their husbands' funeral pyres? The program travels the world to find the answers to these and other riddles about ancient burial rituals.
 
9 Jun. 1996
Lost Castles of England
Ancient Mysteries examines the wooden castles of England. Although they are less well known today, they were far more common in medieval times than castles of stone.
 
20 Jun. 1996
Secrets of Delphi
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5 Sep. 1996
Ancient Altered States
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19 Sep. 1996
Ancient Prophecy
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24 Oct. 1996
Witches
Ancient Mysteries look at the history of witches from ancient times through the Salem Witch Trials to modern Wiccans. It examines how our perceptions of witches have evolved over time.
 
19 Dec. 1996
Sacred Rites and Rituals
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