Regardless of race, nationality or religion, all of us can trace our ancient origin back to the cradle of humanity, East Africa. What did our collective journey look like, and where did it take your specific ancestors? On a single day on a single street, with the DNA of just a couple of hundred random people, National Geographic Channel sets out to trace the ancestral footsteps of all humanity.
Caral a Peruvian site previously reported as the oldest city in the Americas actually is a much larger complex of as many as 20 cities with huge pyramids and sunken plazas sprawled over three river valleys, researchers report." Construction began in 3000 B.C (300-400 years before the people of Kemet/Egypt began the Pyramid of Djoser). These cities flourished for more than 1,200 years.
3000 years ago in Jerusalem King Solomon ordered the construction of a magnificent temple. It's purpose was to house the Ark of the Covenant. The ark and it's contents were lost to history. Now Mike Sanders a self-taught biblical scholar believes he knows the location
What do we really know about the Islamic Republic of Iran, aside from a Cold War rhetoric of politicians on both sides each accusing the other of evil? Rageh Omaar embarks on a unique journey inside what he describes as one of the most misunderstood countries in the world, looking at the country through the eyes of people rarely heard – ordinary Iranians. It took a year of wrangling to get permission to film inside Iran but the result is an amazing portrayal of an energetic and vibrant country that is completely different to the usual images seen.
A species of humans in many ways so similar to us, yet very different. An assembled team of experts attempts to recreate Neanderthal. In unparalleled detail, anatomical. Let's find out exactly how modern humans have been raised against our old rival in strength and endurance. And how Neanderthals might have compared with us in the intelligence and inventiveness. At the end of all this we will be able to answer some of the big questions of human evolution.
As construction workers prepare a site, they notice a strange phenomenon in the ground - a perfectly preserved circle of large holes, almost 13 metres across. Could this be an American Stonehenge or a unique Mayan village in North America. For a while theories ranged far and wide. But finally, after examining the strategically placed holes, and the range of artefacts found around the circle - stone tools, shark bones, axe heads - archaeologists began to believe that this was a genuinely unique site - the remains of a mysterious forgotten tribe called the Tequesta.